Forgotten son and neglectful father, Mark Richards, rushes home for his wife, Rachel’s homemade anniversary dinner to find that his son, Ben, is accompanying their entire evening together. Ben’s pestering attempts for Mark’s attention and Rachel’s mistakes in the kitchen send Mark over the edge. This time‐ for good.
In efforts to better understand my past, I wrote this short film to show the reality that my childhood can have a radical impact on my behavior as a young adult. Patrimony is defined as heritage, an inheritance, property given by a father to a son. I dedicate this film to my grandfather and father who have passed generational blessings and curses to me which I now have a choice of which to pass to my children. Thank you for watching my short film.