Meet the N.J. director of 'Patti Cake$,' the movie that blew the roof off Sundance

Geremy Jasper anxiously searched the audience for some kind of reaction — a laugh, a smile, anything — but the scene was grim. The director from Hillsdale turned to his wife and whispered that he feared his movie was bombing. 

It was the Sundance Film Festival premiere of his first feature film, “Patti Cake$,” a movie about an aspiring rapper from New Jersey. Yet as the big musical scenes began to kick in, a wave of relief washed over the nervous director. His hands shook. 

“It was like a rock concert,” he says of the Utah crowd. “The audience erupted.”

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Source: Bergen

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