Meet the Filmmaker: Kaitlin McMullen, “Patrick Sheridan’s Purpose”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
KM: The moment I realized that I was a filmmaker was truly after the making of Patrick Sheridan’s Purpose. Storytelling is special because it teaches an audience to love, to forgive others, to be just and to strive for better than we have. Patrick gave me the opportunity share his story into the world through film. Patrick is a piece of history and wisdom that needed to be documented. Patrick’s documentary inspired thousands of people. I can not tell you how many people reached out to me to say they were grateful for the film I made for him. I am so grateful for Patrick and his impact that he put on thousands of lives. This film changed my life as a filmmaker and I live my day to day life continuing his legacy. Patrick Sheridan, thank you for being the best mentor and role model. Thank you for everything!

Q: What are we going to see at EFPalooza? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
KM: The audience is going to see Patrick Sheridan’s Purpose, a documentary in honor of Patrick Sheridan’s legacy. This film was screened at the Warren Tech Pi Awards & Colorful Colorado Film Festival best in 2017. It has been screen at the Bug Theater three times for three different events.

Q: What else are you working on?
KM: I am currently always busy working at my video production company & studio, Mighteor & soona. Mighteor is the world’s first online video production company. soona is the world’s first one day photo & video studio. My favorite side hustles are creating short documentaries for small businesses, people who I find as inspirational role models, and of my travels.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
KM: I am an adventure enthusiast that isn’t afraid to get dirty to get quality content. I am always looking for new locations to explore and document.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
KM: People can check out my content on my website, Instagram, Facebook, Vimeo, and YouTube!
Website: KaitlinRayne.com
Instagram: @kaitlinmcmullen
Facebook: Kaitlin McMullen
Vimeo: vimeo.com/kaitlinmcmullen
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQZ7smuMFsasAB0-Hd00lgQ

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about EFPalooza or The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
KM: Thank you so much for giving ALL filmmakers the opportunity to share there work in front of an audience on a big screen. I have yet to find a community of like minded people like the EFPalooza or The Emerging Filmmakers Project! It is such an HONOR to be part of something so special.

Patrick Sheridan’s Purpose will screen Saturday, February 23rd at 8:00 p.m. at The Bug Theatre as part of the Narrative & Documentary Shorts block during the 2019 EFPalooza Film Festival.