A Whale of a Writer: Film Pundit Matthew Patches

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by: Chase Whale
May 10th, 2011

I met Matthew Patches (or, as he's known in the blogosphere, just "Patches" or "Sad Patches" if you're into Twitter alteregos) through Twitter from seeing hilarious tweets about him from my dear friends and colleagues Katey Rich and Erin McCarthy, who coined him as "Sad Patches" - I still don't know what that means or where it came from, but I like it. So I followed him (wise decision) and we finally met at Sundance 2011 - briefly, and on a crowded bus. I like Patches and was so happy when he agreed to try out this experiment with me.

Patches is one of the youngest and most successful freelance movie journalists (he's 24, but turning 25 on June 1st!) working in the business right now. Much like the previous two WOAW interviews I've done, I talk to Patches about his background in journalism and how he fell into the blogging. Along with that and other interesting topics, we discuss some pros and cons of freelancing writing, and his thoughts on up-and-coming websites. Enjoy.

For awesome and hilarious updates about Patches' journalistic life, follow him on the Twitter!


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