MA Mentor *
Jamie Patterson is a prolific British filmmaker who co-owns Brighton- based production company Jump Start Productions.
In 2017 Patterson wrote and directed Tucked, a British drama set in the world of drag queens. The film premiered at Outfest Film Festival 2018 in Los Angeles, where it won the ‘Audience Award’ and ‘Best International Narrative’.
Patterson’s subsequent feature film Tracks had its world premiere to a sold-out crowd at London’s Raindance Film Festival. Written and directed by Patterson, this ‘interrailing comedy’ about a couple who take a trip by rail around Europe, was shot in some of the biggest tourist destinations on the continent, including London, Paris, Nice, Rome and Venice. The romantic comedy will be released in the US this year.
Previously Patterson directed sci-fi thriller Caught which premiered at Portugal’s renowned Fantasporto Film Festival, receiving the ‘Critics Choice Award’. Patterson’s other films include 2017’s Fractured, which won a record-breaking six awards including ‘Best Director’ at the British Horror Film Festival.
Patterson is currently in post-production on both supernatural thriller The Kindred and dark comedy God’s Petting You. He directed his first feature film at the age of 21.
* Freelance lecturer