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Patrick Epino is a director, producer, and actor, with work in a wide range of storytelling mediums including film, digital, design, and podcasts.

He is the owner and executive producer of National Film Society, a full-service multimedia production studio whose clients include Amazon, IMDb, Starz, and PBS. National Film Society’s YouTube channel has amassed over 1.8 million views and over 12,000 subscribers, and it was one of the founding members of PBS Digital Studios, PBS’s award-winning multichannel network.

With his production team, Patrick raised over $54,000 on Kickstarter for Awesome Asian Bad Guys, an action comedy he co-directed, produced, and starred in alongside Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat), Tamlyn Tomita (Karate Kid Part II), Dante Basco (Hook), and Al Leong (Die Hard). It premiered at CAAMFest and was the first web series ever selected to participate in IFP’s Emerging Narrative Forum. It was distributed by FilmBuff (now Gunpowder & Sky).

Patrick’s first feature film Mr. Sadman was an official selection of the IFP Narrative Labs and starred Scoot McNairy (True Detective, Argo), Amanda Fuller (Last Man Standing, Orange Is the New Black), and Tim Kang (The Mentalist). He is an alumnus of Film Independent’s Project Involve Fellowship and the NBC Diversity Showcase. He was selected as one of The Independent’s “10 Filmmakers to Watch.” His short films Void and Spunk have screened at festivals throughout North America.

As an actor, Patrick starred in H.P. Mendoza’s award-winning film Bitter Melon, dubbed “absorbing” by The New York Times and a “masterpiece” by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle. Patrick has appeared in commercials and branded content for Hulu and Intel, and served as a host of the PBS Online Film Festival in 2012 and 2013. Currently, Patrick is a producer and voice actor on Long Distance, a documentary podcast selected for the inaugural Google Podcasts creator program with PRX.

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Patrick currently lives in Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Sociology and earned his M.F.A. in Cinema from San Francisco State University.


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