Pattie Collins is an independent media producer based in Canberra, Australia. Before specialising in filmmaking some years ago, Pattie worked largely in arts management. Roles included consulting to the federal Arts Department, appointed membership to the ACT Government’s Cultural Council and as a political adviser. Since
that time, she has worked on a diverse range of productions
including independent feature films, shorts, music festivals and
major sports events. She also writes screenplays. EXIT WOUNDS
(10 mins 30 secs) is the first film written, produced and directed by Pattie.
EXIT WOUNDS (2015) is a short dramatised documentary in a
stylized theatre form, best described as experimental non-fiction.
The subject matter is the impact of post-traumatic stress on a
former solider-turned-actor, David Villanti.
As at March 2017, the film has been selected for screening at 6 festivals in 4 countries. It premiered at the Ethnografilm Festival in Paris in March 2016. The festival featured work by documentary and academic filmmakers from around the world. Since that time, the film has screened in Australia at the Canberra International Film Festival and the Veterans Film Festival at the Australian War Memorial, both held in October 2016. In November it screened at the UK International Veterans Festival at the National Library of Wales. In March 2017, the film is part of a showcase event of Australian documentaries at the V-Art 21 Festival Internazionale Immagine D’Autore in Sardegna, Italy. In July, it will screen at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival.
Exit Wounds - official long trailer
Exit Wounds - official short trailer