Giants Being Lonely

2020 Official Selection: Features

North American Premiere

FEATURE | United States | 79 MINUTES | English |



Set in the rural American South, this striking coming-of-age story revolves around two high school baseball players, Bobby (Jack Irving) and Adam (Ben Irving), fumbling their way into adulthood with little direction from their parents. Star pitcher Bobby is beloved by the town for his skills, but is restless and receives little guidance from his alcoholic, housebound father. Adam, the less talented player and the coach’s son, has a crush on their beguiling classmate Caroline (Lily Gavin), but he must deal with his increasingly volatile and abusive father (Gabe Fazio) and his emotionally distant mother. All of their lives intertwine in unexpected ways as the film moves to a shocking conclusion.

Giants Being Lonely offers a mesmerizing look at troubled Generation Z youths on the verge of adulthood facing grown-up problems that they are not equipped to handle. Produced by Olmo Schnabel, this debut feature from renowned mixed-media artist Grear Patterson is ethereal, absorbing, and deliberate in both its pacing and unique visuals. With mature and thoughtful performances from a novice cast, this coming-of-age drama heralds the arrival of exciting new voices in the indie film milieu.—Karen Kemmerle


Directed by Grear Patterson

Born in Redding CT, Grear Patterson was raised in a household of science and design. Patterson started making films in 1999; he began exhibiting his work in 2007 in New York. In 2012, Cooke Maroney curated Patterson’s first solo exhibition, “Nowhere Fast.” Patterson lives in The Bronx and Barcelona with his wife Estefania and son Cy.

Grear Patterson
Olmo Schnabel
Grear Patterson
Hunter Zimny
Ismael de Diego
Executive Producer
Grear Patterson, Olmo Schnabel, Dan T. Reiner, Adam Lindemann, Nick Burch, Henry Burch, Thorvald Spartan Daggenhurst, George Merck, Andres Santo Domingo, Shkumbin Jakupi, Theo Niarchos, Luka Sabbat, Patrick Finnegan, Alvaro Odriozola
Associate Producer
Matthew Price Jones, Jake Axelbank
Eleanore Hendricks


Press Contact
Grear Patterson
Bronx, NY 10460
Phone: 919 593 3144
Press Contact
Ryan Werner
Cinetic Media - Marketing & PR
NY 10001
Phone: 212 204 7979