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We Are Pat


We Are Pat is a feature length documentary exploring the evolution of gender identity and comedy from the 90s until today through the lens of the iconic SNL sketch, It’s Pat. It follows the first ever cohort of trans and non-binary comedians as they support each other through the intense political landscape and rise to stardom. Trans and non-binary comedians and culture-makers reimagine and rewrite the original Pat sketches, using camp and humor to reclaim and re-envision an iconic character in American comedy.

The Filmmakers

Ro Haber Director

Ro Haber is an aesthetically-minded Writer/Director who works in both narrative and documentary. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch, they were a Sundance Momentum Fellow, New Frontier Lab  and Art of Practice fellow. They were selected for Universal Pictures’ Directing Lab, AFI’s Directing Workshop, Film Independent’s Episodic Lab, and Outfest’s Screenwriting Lab. They were featured on The Alice Initiative’s list of directors ready to helm studio films and Indiewire’s 8 Best Trans Directors, and have been a fellow at Yaddo, MacDowell and UCross Artist Residencies.

They won a Webby, New Orleans Film Festival, and LA Film Festival award for their series, New Deep South. Their series Braddock, PA (Topic) gained critical attention from The New York Times and The New Yorker.

They directed the finale of the FX x Killer Films series Pride and are directing the documentary We Are Pat, EPed by Lilly Wachowski, Impact Partners and Lauren Greenfield. Their film is being produced by Seaview (Slave Play). They are attached to direct the adaptation of Brontez Purnell’s novel Since I Laid My Burden Down (2021 SFFILM Rainin Grant). They were  an advisor for Sundance’s first Trans Possibilities Lab and continue to work with their trans community in their art practice.

Caryn Capotosto Producer

Caryn Capotosto is a three time Emmy-winning documentary producer known for Won’t You Be My Neighbor? a feature documentary about Mister Rogers that won a 2019 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary, a Producers Guild Award and a 2018 Critics’ Choice Award for Best Documentary. She received a 2016 News and Documentary Emmy for her role as co-producer on Best of Enemies as well as a 2021 News and Documentary Emmy for her role as Executive Producer on the short documentary, The Love Bugs. She contributed to the Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning documentary, 20 Feet from Stardom (2013). Recent projects include the Emmy-nominated Netflix series Ugly Delicious (Executive Producer 2019) and the Emmy Award-winning documentary Feels Good Man (Producer 2021). Mostly recently she produced Little Richard: I Am Everything (2023) which opened the 2023 Sundance Film Festival and was released by Magnolia Pictures and CNN Films. Caryn produced the 2023 Critics Choice nominated The Thief Collector (2023), and produced the 2023 documentary Lil Nas X: I Am Everything. Caryn was an Executive Producer on the documentary series Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me (2023) for Netflix and produced the Critics Choice Awards nominated The Thief Collector (Filmrise 2023). In 2019, Caryn founded the documentary production company Museum & Crane.