Pat Kiely


Pat Kiely is a writer/director/actor. He recently completed his debut feature, Who is KK Downey?, which he co-wrote, co-directed, starred and produced.

The film played at over 40 festivals where it won 4 awards, was nominated for a Genie, a Jutra, and opened with the highest per screen average in Canada. Made on a shoestring budget, the film has been hailed by critics as “the real thing…a truly funny film movie” (John Anderson, VARIETY), “Touching, hilarious, and vulgar…an auspicious debut feature of deeply funny talent,” (Mariko McDonald, FILMTHREAT) and “The funniest movie of the year,” (Matthew Hayes, THE MIRROR). KK was released in the US on November 3rd, 2009.

Kiely has also worked in the writing room while doing guest spots on Canadian TV series’ “The Foundation” (Showcase), “Sophie” (CBC) and developed “drunk.broke” for CityTV, where he was the creator and show runner. On IFC’s “The Business”, Kiely worked as an associate producer, second unit director and starred in an episode.

His spec scripts for ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and ‘Party Down’ have won awards and been finalists in numerous festivals including The Austin Film Festival, Wildsound Film Festival and CAA Creative Screenwriting fests.

As a writer/director, he is attached to features “The Wolfpack” (producer Michael Dowse), “Horse” (producer Kevin & Jacob Tierney), “Gastown” (producer Melissa Malkin), “Cockblocker” (producer Pat Kiely) and “Mile End” (producer Richard Lalonde). All are in development with Canadian funding bodies.

As an actor – after starring in Who is KK Downey?, Kiely landed roles in The Trotsky (dir Jacob Tierney), A Flesh Offering (dir Jeremy Torrie) and Everywhere (dir Alexis-Durand Brault), both set for a 2010 release. He’s also starred in “The Foundation” (Showcase), The Great War (CBC), “Naked Josh” (CTV) and “Les Bougon” among numerous other Canadian television shows. He’s currently booked to star in a new pilot for APTN entitled “Escape Hatch.”


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  • EPISODE 1:
    Casual Encounters
    Les and Bernard adjust to life in close quarters. Bernard tries to exploit an opportunity with Eden, Les discovers the seedy side of craigslist.
  • EPISODE 2:
    Second Chances
    Bernard sees a chance to get close to Eden at her slam poetry night. Les gets a shot at his dream job.
  • EPISODE 3:
    Sure Thing
    Depressed over his failures with Eden, Bernard finds comfort online. Meanwhile, passions are ablaze at Les' first week of nightschool.
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    Bernard makes a bold move at Eden's birthday party. Les tries to inject some excitement into his life.
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    The Victor

    Les is shocked by revelations about Ashley, and Eden's attempt to advance Bernard's writing career leads to an encounter with his dark side.
  • EPISODE 6:
    Business Trip

    During a visit to their parents', Les is in dire need of his father's endorsement, and Bernard takes desperate measures to please Eden.
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