Raised in England and entrenched in the burgeoning Manchester music scene, music and film have always been two great passions for Patrick. Evident in his moving brand documentaries for Red Wing Shoes, and his broad range of work, Patrick’s unique ability to visualize a finished piece from its conception is fed by his love of various media. It allows him to see stories unfold in unique ways whether shooting ads for Purina or making music videos for some of the hottest emerging bands. He avidly travels the globe shooting internationally for tourism and commercial projects most notably in Japan, China, Peru, Morocco and Thailand. The resulting picture can sometimes be unnervingly honest but always enthralling with rich imagery and a special beat all it’s own.
Truly a renaissance man when directing, he runs a tight ship with a team of experts that he knows will reflect his vision every step of the way. This style of owning the set relates back to his stage experience. Upon returning to the states as a young man, Patrick connected to the thriving Minneapolis theater scene. Soon after, he began cutting film and quickly learned to shoot for an edit. His move into shooting, writing and directing happened naturally. Patrick has worked with a specific group of comedic improvisational actors on a large roster of projects, two of which went to the Cannes film festival and another for Career Builder that won a Super Bowl spot.
With a wide breadth of experience with classic brand spots like Purina, Radisson Hotels, Marvin Windows, Irish Setter, Costa Rica, Nebraska and Wisconsin Tourism. Patrick’s recent work has been in the emerging viral medium. He believes the digital landscape not only holds untapped potential for messaging, but is creatively unlimited just as the imagination should be.
Patrick is currently a represented director of Drive Thru Productions.