i am Michael Patten

a filmmaker and editor

ABOUT


I earned my BA in Film & Television from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. My films include Desert Hopes (Slamdance, IFFR), BADDOG (AIFVF, Vimeo Staff Pick), The Vale of Cashmere (Vimeo Staff Pick), and Pigeon (Vimeo Staff Pick).

As a film editor, my clients include MLB, BBC, PBS, Harper’s Bazaar, Avon, and Viacom. In 2017, my Nickelodeon promo won a Promax gold award.

I currently live with my wife in Brooklyn.

SHORT FILMS


PIGEON

One night, a teenager runs away from home. After his skateboard is run over by a car, he decides to rely on the kindness of a wealthy driver. But can this man’s friendship be trusted?

THE VALE OF CASHMERE

Urban legend has it that Prospect Park's Vale of Cashmere is a dangerous place. Guy, Chris, and Sophie are taken by its folklore one autumn afternoon.

Co-directed with Joe Skinner.


BADDOG

A socially inept Theo has his first shot at love.


DESERT HOPES

Trapped in his drafty apartment on New Year’s Eve, an aging man tries to protect a litter of newborn rabbits from the cold. In the meantime he watches recordings of previous years' New Year and dreams of another time.

Inspired by aboriginal Dreamtime, Desert Hopes is a meditation on the nature of time and all that is impermanent.

EDITING WORK


I specialize in networks spots, theatrical trailers, corporate sizzles, and short form documentaries.

One Woman - Kiko Matthews
Client: Thinx Inc.

The War Show
Client: Bond 360

TMNT Super Shredder
Client: Nickelodeon

God Knows Where I am
Client: The Wider Brothers

Saturday Nights Combo Spot
Client: Nickelodeon

We are #WomenNotObjects
Client: Badger & Winters

CONTACT ME


i am Michael Patten @ gmail.com