consulting + teaching

Documentary production workshop in Tunisia w/Ramona Diaz – July 2019


Patrick offers consulting services at all levels of production from concept to rough cut, sound design and mix. Depending on the project, fees can be hourly, per-project, or by monthly retainer. Please get in touch to discuss your individual needs.

case study | taste and see

Andrew Brumme, producer/director behind docuseries Taste and See consulted with Patrick after having produced two episodes to help develop an aesthetic and series template that interweaves the stories of their human characters and themes involving the historical and religious roots of our rituals around food.

case study | strange negotiations

Director Brandon Vedder sought Patrick’s input at the rough cut stage during which Patrick provided several rounds of input leading up to picture lock. Patrick was also commissioned to consult on the film’s trailer. Strange Negotiations premiered at SXSW 2019. More info

case study | the passing on

Director Nathan Clarke sought Patrick’s input for his feature documentary about an African American funeral home in Texas during the rough cut stage to assist with shaping and finalizing the film’s narrative. More info

case study | criminal

Producer Leah Hurley brought Patrick in on her feature documentary before post-production had begun to review footage, help outline the film’s narrative, and develop the film’s aesthetic.


As a film envoy for the U.S. government since 2013, Patrick has traveled to places such as Mozambique, Laos, Jordan, Tunisia, India, and China screening his films and conducting documentary filmmaking workshops with the American Film Showcase (AFS), the United States’ premiere film diplomacy program. The AFS is a partnership between the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.

For one week each summer, Patrick also serves as an instructor for a group of international documentary filmmakers at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Patrick’s favorite teaching gig is that of art docent at his kids’ elementary school where he leads 1st grade and 5th grade students in monthly art lessons.

Wild Women Media Lab – Africa