Patrick Osborne talks about the Oscar Nominated short PEARL

Patrick Osborne talks about the Oscar Nominated short PEARL

Tune in Tuesday, January 31, as KXLU Los Angeles proudly presents Center Stage with Mark Gordon, featuring special guest Patrick Osborne.  He will be talking about his Oscar nominated animated short new film PEARL. Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, PEARL follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It’s a story about the gifts we hand down, their power to carry love…and finding grace in the unlikeliest of places. The short is anchored by the original song, “No Wrong Way Home,” written by Alexis Harte & JJ Wiesler and performed by Kelley Stoltz and Nicki Bluhm.

Center Stage with Mark Gordon airs Tuesdays at 7PM (PST) on KXLU Los Angeles, 88.9 FM and streaming at

Patrick Osborne is the creator and director of the Academy Award-winning short film Feast. He also served as Animation Supervisor on the Oscar-winning short Paperman and animated on Bolt, Tangled, and Wreck it Ralph while at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Patrick graduated in 2003 from Ringling College of Art & Design with a BFA in Computer Animation. At Sony Pictures Imageworks he animated on films such as I am Legend and Surf’s Up. Currently, Patrick is directing Nimona for Fox and Battling Boy for Paramount and Plan B. Patrick also created and is Executive Producer on the upcoming comedy for ABC, Imaginary Mary, debuting this March.


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Center Stage with Mark Gordon is a weekly radio show that looks at film and the people who make it happen in front of the camera as well as behind the scenes. Some of the notable guests have included: Academy Award winners Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire ), Laura Poitras (Citizenfour) Jim Broadbent (Iris) • Adrian Brody (The Pianist) • Holly Hunter (The Piano) • Ben Kingsley (Gandhi) Benicio Del Toro (Traffic) • Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love) • Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) • Haskell Wexler (Bound for Glory and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) • Vittorio Storaro (The Last Emperor, Reds and Apocalypse Now) • Denys Arcand (Les invasions barbares) • Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters) • Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others) • Leon Gast (When We Were Kings) • Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) • Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September) • Anthony Minghella (The English Patient) • Errol Morris (The Fog of War) • Elliott Goldenthal (Frida) • Hans Zimmer (The Lion King) • Arthur Cohn (One Day in September, American Dream and Le Ciel et la boue) Saul Zaentz (The English Patient, Amadeus and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) • Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters) • Robert Moresco (Crash) and Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction). Other notable guests include: Ridley Scott, (Bladerunner), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski (Big Eyes), Joel Schumacher (St. Elmo's Fire), Bennett Miller, Howard Zinn (Voices of a People's History of the United States) • Singer Songwriter Sting • Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith • Professor William J. Fulco (The Passion of the Christ) • Nobel Literature Laureate Wole Soyinka • Dr. Daniel Ellsberg (The Pentagon Papers) • Ron Kovic (Born on the Fourth of July). Center Stage airs Tuesdays at 7PM (PST) on KXLU Los Angeles and streaming at