Patrick Garcia (born July 11, 1981) is film director, producer, writer and animation Guru. Patrick Garcia has been in the film and television industry for over twelve years having specialized in both live action and animated feature films. Known for turning low-budget 3D animated film productions and Sci-fi action-adventure films, into lucrative and successful productions and characterized by his unique vision and way of storytelling, his rapid pace edits, stylistic visuals and pragmatic use of special effects makes him one of South Africa's most dynamic and creative directors.
The Zen’s' Animated hit television series for which he won best short animated film in 2008, earning him a reputation as one of Africa's leading animation film directors. Patrick Garcia has directed several television commercials over the past 12 years which has led him to work for many high profile companies including; De Beers Diamonds, Tiger Wheel & Tyre, The SA Mint, Furniture City, Planet Audio, King Koil, Trelleborg, Spectacle Warehouse, The Voice Clinic, Property 24 and much more.
His current films include The Body Defenders (in production) and Rise of the Dome. Founder of ACT Animation Films, a visual effects and animation studio based in Johannesburg, Patrick Garcia has also been at the forefront of 3D animated feature films as a consultant and part time lecturer in animation, lighting, texturing and visual effects. He is president of Master3D and has been widely acclaimed for his 3D Tutorials on animation and visual effects.
Unique traits: With years of experience in both 3D animation and visual effects features, including years of teaching and Instructor experience in the field of film, animation and visual effects, Patrick Garcia has developed a multitude of filming and animation techniques that sets him apart from the competition. His ability to produce visually stunning animated or visual effect sequences at the fraction of the cost of massive Hollywood studios combined with his distinctive way of storytelling and filming methods makes him truly unique.
Film by Patrick Garcia / ACT Films (Action, Sci-Fi and Animation) Director / Producer / Writer / Animator / VFX In the not too distant future lives a world plagued by war, a war that has been fought by unknown heroes and villains for millenniums! An endless battle that has been fought since life began deep inside your very own body, has finally reached its climatic reckoning. A dark force has emanated stronger and more powerful than ever before. Chosen to protect the great Republic Of The Human Body are white blood cells led by the reluctant hero Troy and his two companions Herc and Athena. Troy, with no previous battle experience, is forced to put his fears on hold when his entire platoon is eradicated and his great love Athena and her buffoon boyfriend Herc are taken captive by Bacteria. Unbeknownst to Troy, Bacteria plots to march on Heart City and overthrow the Republic of the Human Body. Before the streams of DNA have run out, Troy must confront all of his deepest fears, even if it kills him.
Film by Patrick Garcia / ACT Films (Horror and Thriller) Director / Producer / Writer A hospice nurse is employed by a family to look after a disabled woman after a tragic car accident leaves her partially paralyzed. Soon the family discovers the mysterious caregiver is not what she appears to be.
Film by Patrick Garcia / ACT Films (Horror and Thriller) Director / Producer / Writer A group of young US tourists vacation in Africa turns into the ultimate nightmare when they arrive at an abandoned lodge isolated in a remote African rural area that holds an ominous and deadly secret.
Best International Executive (FilmCom)
Best Animated Short Film