After college, Patrick spent nearly a decade honing his craft – writing and directing his own short films while working in the industry on larger scale productions. His early short film Haberdash was picked up for distribution by Movieola (Canada's short film channel) after a viewing at the 2008 Cannes Short Film Corner. His next short VEER! was selected as one of only seven short films to screen at the Gen Art Film Festival for Emerging Talent in NYC. In 2013, Pat completed a feature-length adaptation of VEER! Made on a small budget, using local cast and crew, the film won Best Florida Film at the Sunscreen Film Festival while touring festivals across the country. VEER! was acquired for distribution shortly thereafter. Pat is a recent recipient of the Jacksonville Film & Television Office’s Rising Star Award as well as a 2015 Art Ventures Grantee from the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida for filmmaking. He has taught film production at the college level and written for Filmmaker Magazine.
MICHAEL J. BREEN
After completing screenwriting classes at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Mike made Seattle his first stop, writing by day and waiting tables by night. His first script, Saffron Burrows, resulted in a short film starring then-unknown actress Anna Farris (Lost in Translation, Scary Movie). After making his way back to his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida, Mike’s first endeavors were a succession of popular plays, followed by a stream of short films; F2f, Father’s Day, and He Goes to Africa Just to Hunt - the latter two working from scripts by Damien K. Lahey (Cocaine Angel). His most recent play was produced at The Write Act Theater in Los Angeles and directed by actor Gary Werntz (Pay It Forward, The Leftovers). His original screenplay How to get to Heaven from Jacksonville, Florida was one of four chosen to be part of Seattle's prestigious New School readings at The Act Theater. Currently, Mike has been commissioned to write and/or adapt multiple spec scripts (Darko Pictures, NPR). Mike works and resides in Hollywood, California.
Passionate about filmmaking from an early age, Elier began his career in the world of commercial production as a freelancer shortly after graduating from the Art Institute. Elier worked his way into a variety of roles on set with several production companies around northeast Florida before accepting a position as an associate editor with Kennetic Productions. He grew quickly at the company and within two years he had been promoted to producer. As a producer, Elier organized and scheduled shoots, hired crew and cast talent -- ultimately he helped guide the company's creative vision while keeping project on schedule and under budget. While at the company, he produced the award-winning short documentary One Spark: The World's First Crowdfunding Festival. More recently, Elier has struck out on his own to get to the heart of his passion -- creating feature-length narratives.