"Learn your lines, plant your feet, look the other actor in the eye, say the words, mean them."
-- Jimmy Cagney
An award winning writer/director/editor is a native of Merrillville, Indiana. Pat began his career as an actor at the Player’s Workshop of the Second City in Chicago. He continued working in improvisation and eventually performed in over 500 improv shows. Pat suffered having to work for Club Med in their Entertainment Department in places such as St. Lucia, Thailand and Tahiti. Continuing to have fun in Asia, Pat moved to Tokyo where he collaborated with an all
Japanese comedy group for two years performing in the Japanese language.
Only making sense, he moved to Miami
after his Tokyo gig, where he started his
filmmaking career. Pat finally made his way
to Los Angeles in the fall of ’98. In LA, he has written and produced eleven short films. His most recent film, “The Serene Heartache” won two Best Short Film awards. His feature screenplay, "Rebound" has also won two screenwriting categories respectively.
Pat is a Los Angeles based writer and director that can create fresh creative ideas for any individual client, production company, and agency anywhere in the world. He can develop material that audiences want to watch.
His work is characterized by strong
storytelling through humor, emotion,
and relatable life experiences.
With insight on the human elements, he helps his clients achieve a unique voice that
stands above the messages seen
with contemporary media.
Pat can bring any idea to life whether it's a commercial spot, industrial, sitcom pilot, or feature length script.
Pat's current film, "Tin Can" has just started its festival circuit. The story follows J.C., who came to America as an illegal immigrant when he was just a child. Now, as an adult, he's still an illegal alien but has managed to persevere and prosper working as a rodeo clown. However, after a series of unfortunate events, J.C. finds himself down on his luck and in search for a new happiness. He eventually finds it near the Mexican border but the price he pays could get him kicked out of the only country he knows.