About

Biography

Pat recently received his second commission as a screenwriter: family SCI-FI animation ‘ALIEN ADOPTION AGENCY’, for Rocket Films (Gnomeo and Juliet).

After stints at TBWA as a copywriter devising and overseeing the production of commercials Pat moved into directing at leading production companies Blink, Outsider, Independent and Stark Films.

Several well received short films later Pat made his first foray into features with the 2005 Gold Circle comedy: Long Weekend starring Chris Klein and produced by Paul Brooks.

Pat’s next feature was gritty urban post-punk drama Awaydays.

Pat’s latest, and first feature as writer and director, is the 70’s- set horror: When the Lights Went Out.


News

After its cinema release Winter 2012 ‘When the lights went out’ is released on DVD 7TH Jan 2013.

SC Films International will be screening the promo for When the Lights Went Out at the Berlin Film Festival: Feb 10-16 2012, British Stand #35 (Martin-Gropius-Bau).


Awards

  • D&AD, Creative Circle, Campaign, Clio awards.
  • Films selected for Saatchi & Saatchi Short Film Showcase 1997 and 1998.
  • Campaign Director of the Year 1999.
  • Bafta Kodak Short Film Showcase Winner 2004.
  • Fringe Awards Best Feature 2009: Awaydays.

Work included in: London Film Festival, Rotterdam FF, South by South West and many others.


Press

‘Direction that’s as tight as a drum’ VARIETY
‘Impressively distinctive…top marks’ DAILY TELEGRAPH
‘AWAYDAYS has power….the movie drips with atmosphere’ THE TIMES
‘Very moving, very well-played, Film of the Week’ MARK KERMODE-BBC R5