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We Are Pat

Synopsis

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

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.