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Patrick Downs

B.A., Oberlin College. B.M., Oberlin Conservatory. M.F.A., Columbia University School of the Arts. An award-winning video game writer, screenwriter, and director, Patrick has written dozens of best-selling video games for Gameloft, from SPIDER-MAN to CSI: MIAMI. His short film, BROKEN, played in 40+ festivals around the world, winning awards from the New York Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International FF, Woodstock FF , the USA FF,  the Hamptons FF, Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival’s “Best of the Festival” Showcase, and was sold to HBO. His feature screenplay, THE VEIL, was a semi-finalist in the Nicholl Competition, and he developed the story of PLANET B-BOY with director Benson Lee, which sold to Screen Gems and is currently in production starring Josh Peck, Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso, and Chris Brown. SLC, 2012–

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