The Golden Ticket

Bradley Moore is having a BAD day. He gets dumped, evicted and fired all before lunch.

But when a mysterious stranger offers Brad a golden ticket, allowing him act without consequence for the remainder of the day, things take a turn.

Produced with a grant awarded by bravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent), a division of Bell Media Inc.

Creative team

Writer/director/producer: Patrick Hagarty

Filmmaker’s statement

On the surface, The Golden Ticket is a funny and entertaining romp. Yet it is grafted over a deeper sociological quandary. How would our behaviour change when freed of any consequence? We all have our cartoonishly violent fantasies. But very few of us would ever truly act them out.

What would we actually do? Free of ever-present fear and insecurity – do we finally speak our minds? Yell it from the mountaintops? Grasp that which we most want and deserve?

About Patrick Hagarty

Patrick Hagarty

Patrick Hagarty is an award-winning writer/director based in Toronto.

He is a 16-year veteran of the film industry. He has worked as an actor, editor, field producer, location scout, French translator and lecturer – but predominantly as an assistant director.

Patrick graduated with honours from The Ontario College of Art. He majored in both fine art and film. Patrick is also an accomplished painter. He has exhibited and sold work internationally.

In 2005, Patrick founded Torch|Head Productions. The company’s first bravoFACT short Ten for Grandpa premiered at Sundance 2009.

Patrick’s first fully-funded directorial effort Dave vs Death enjoyed a very successful festival and awards run in 2012.

Patrick was awarded a second bravoFACT grant in 2013 for his short The Golden Ticket. It has played at over 20 festivals around the globe, and won the 2015 DGC Award for best short film.

Patrick is currently writing and developing a slate of future TV and film projects. His first feature will shoot early 2016.

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