Patrinell: The Total Experience

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    Patrinell: The Total Experience

    Directed by

    USA

    2019

    94 min

    • English

    Documentary

    PATRINELL: THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE is a documentary film about Rev. Patrinell “Pat” Staten Wright, an extraordinarily gifted African-American gospel singer who grew up in the segregated South and now strives to maintain the world-famous Total Experience Gospel Choir that she has directed for 45 years in the rapidly changing, historically black neighborhood of Seattle’s Central District.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Rev. Patrinell Staten Wright
    Rev. Gregory Staten
    Rev. Dr. Samuel Barry McKinney
    Screenplay
    Andrew Elizaga
    Cinematography
    Katya Palladina
    Editing
    Andrew Elizaga
    Music
    Rev. Patrinell Staten Wright and the Total Experience Gospel Choir
    Production
    TEDDYBOY PRODUCTION L.L.C.
    Andrew Elizaga

    Andrew Elizaga

    USA

    Andrew Elizaga spent his teenage years reading Film Comment magazine and skipping school to watch films in Seattle’s art house cinemas. His documentary filmmaking career grew out of making short videos about sea kayaking, wooden boatbuilding, and traditional arctic kayaks. In partnership with cinematographer Katya Palladina, he has completed a number of short films including three award-winning documentaries A HOSPITAL IN THE PINES, FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT, and DANCING WITH HOPE. His documentary PATRINELL: THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE, co-directed by Tia Young, screened at Seattle Film Festival.

    Tia Young

    Tia Young

    USA

    Tia is a Seattle native who joined the Total Experience Gospel Choir as a young girl in 1975. Through the choir she made new friends, learned about African American culture, and traveled for first time. The experience opened her eyes to the possibilities of the world and showed her true friendship within the unity of gospel music: “Throughout all the music, choreography, and performances, I learned the art of giving your best in all you do through true discipline and dedication.” Her documentary PATRINELL: THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE (2019) screened at Seattle FilmFestival.