All Things Metal

A new short documentary about neurodivergence in art through the lens of a family and the power and the powerful bonds that sustain them. By day, the Pattersons operate a metal forge, hand-crafting heirloom ironwork. After hours, they turn their forge into a makeshift film set where they write, produce, and perform in elaborate heavy metal music videos. All diagnosed with Tourette’s, the tight-knit brothers ultimately discover that metal in its various forms – the musical genre and the material craft – is uniquely suited to helping them heal. 


Santa Barbara, CA




In Association With: Optimist
Producer: Lucy Sexton
EPs: Beth Aala, Jenna Kelly, Dee Snider
Editor: Marc Vives, Adam Thomas
Cinematographer: Nick Ramey