Patricia “Killa P” Dombrowski drafts rhymes behind the bar at a dingy dive, trying to pay off her coarse but beloved Nana’s medical bills and support her hard-drinking mom, whose own musical aspirations failed long ago. Patti and her rap partner/best friend Jheri share dreams of fame, fortune, and escaping Dirty Jersey for good, but they haven’t found a producer with the "fire beats" they need. Unbroken by the taunts of local goons, she unexpectedly gravitates to a reclusive goth-metal musician named Basterd, a newcomer who just might be able to help Patti achieve hip-hop superstardom.

The spectacularly talented Danielle MacDonald portrays Patricia with an intoxicating mixture of swagger, vulnerability, and inner strength, and she’s supported by exciting newcomers Sid Dhananjay and Mamoudou Athie as her mismatched crewmates. First-time feature director Geremy Jasper unleashes a film as full of infectious energy, enthusiasm, and music as its protagonist, daring us not to fall in love with a force of nature like Patti Cake$.

YEAR 2016

SECTION U.S. Dramatic


RUN TIME 108 min

COMPANY The Department of Motion Pictures

EMAIL michael@thedofmp.com

PHONE (804) 317-0918


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Artist Bio

Geremy Jasper

Geremy Jasper is a writer, director, and composer born and bred in North Jersey. He co-directed MTV VMA–nominated videos for Florence + The Machine and Selena Gomez, and his direction for the "Target Kaleidoscopic Fashion Spectacular" won a Cannes Lions Gold Lion and was inducted into MoMA's permanent collection. His debut feature film, Patti Cake$, participated in Sundance Institute's Directors and Screenwriters Labs. A lifelong music freak, Geremy wrote the movie's original songs.