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Spring 2022

Happy Spring!

When we created this non profit, we knew that if we only helped one child stay on a positive path in life, it would be worth it.

Quite simply, Patrick was only one child. He was one loss and one save would “balance the scales.”

Little did we know that our efforts would tip the scale so heavily!!!

In our first five years, we have helped HUNDREDS of kids participate in the after school activity of their choice through the Patrick Boswell Courage Award and The Patrick Boswell Kindness Fund, along with our individual and organizational scholarships.

We have produced a series of Public Service Announcements and three short films, which are part of The Patrick Lives On Film Collective. As a result of its pro bono distribution to counselors, juvenile detention centers and prisons, this collective will help THOUSANDS of children and adults. Several new PSAs and our fourth short film are currently in development. YAY FOR US!!!

In addition, we have produced 6 Variety Shows, 1 Radiothon and 5 Film Showcases!! These events serve not only as fundraisers, but also as a bit of light to inspire, encourage, and motivate all in attendance.

On April 20, 2022,  we will begin our 6th year serving the Chicagoland community and we plan to broaden our reach each year.


The lucky raffle winners from our 2022 Film Showcase are:

  • Jayme Coveliers – Motion Picture Camera Rental and Post Production Finishing Services for a Short Film from Panavision & Light Iron
  • Mia Wicklund – Motion Picture Camera Rental Package from Keslow Camera
  • Kimmy Slattery – One Chicago Gift Package
  • Mary Tallman – Coca Cola/Reign Gift Package
  • Cameron Olsen – Coca Cola/Monster Gift Package
  • Cameron Olsen – Wines for Humanity Wine Tasting and Wine
  • Dan Ahn – 2 Ton Lighting & GripTruck for a 1 Day or Weekend Rental from Camera Ambassador
  • Michael Gleasen – Wines for Humanity Wine Tasting and Wine
  • Kurt Edlund – Custom Painting by Rose Todd Studio
  • Kathy Modelle – Gibsons Restaurant Group Gift Certificate
  • Paul Phalin – Gibsons Restaurant Group Gift Certificate
  • Zuri Gilbert – Annual Membership Package from Chicago International Film Festival
  • Joe Rosing – Annual Membership Package from IFA
  • Andrew Pingry – Annual Membership Package from Chicago Filmmakers
  • Mary Tallman – 50/50 Split the Pot

Did you miss the event? Or did you go and not have time to check out our digital program? Click this link to view! Take a look at our amazing Sponsors/Vendors/Filmmakers and a few other bits of interest.

Patricia Frontain, President/Founder of Patrick Lives On with Todd Freese, Resolution Digital Studios – Photo Credit: Kevin Shackelford
The cast of UNKNOWING: David Eigenberg, Zachary Cutter, Oscar, Patricia Frontain, Ajani, JP McAllister (Missing: Phil Tyler) – Photo Credit: Kevin Shackelford
The cast of UNKNOWING: David Eigenberg, Zachary Cutter, Oscar, Patricia Frontain, Ajani, JP McAllister (Missing: Phil Tyler) – Photo Credit: Kevin Shackelford

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