Writer / Director Patrick Knipe was born and raised on the edges of the wilderness in the valley-nestled town of Vernon, NJ. Growing up surrounded by heavily forested rolling hills, Revolutionary War Era hamlets, and fog-haunted lakes inspired his imagination into the realms of storytelling and filmmaking at an early age.
Patrick has a degree in English Literature from Boston College. He also studied English, American, and Irish Literature at St. Edmund Hall of Oxford University in the UK. Before heading West to film school, Patrick worked as a radiology network departmental coordinator, a medical credientialer, a dog kennel assistant, a landscaper, library assistant, food slop dining hall server, museum grunt, and baseball umpire and soccer referee.
Patrick earned his Masters in Film and TV Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles. He was a recipient of the Mary Pickford Foundation Scholarship and a finalist in the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker's Award competition for the short film THE REPORT. In additional to sound designing and mixing award winning films, Patrick has lectured on film sound mixing in the USC Graduate Film Program and was a 2010 Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel recipient in Hollywood. He co-founded the development and production company Mythmakers and co-wrote and co-produced the family feature film A TOUCH OF MAGIC. His current feature project APOCALYPSE NEW JERSEY is in development with plans to film in Northwest NJ.
Patrick continues to write, produce, sound design, and hone his directing craft while preparing feature projects. His mission is to entertain, delight, and bring stories to the flickering screen that captivate and move the soul.
Doritos - PUG ATTACK
by Doritos / JR Burningham Sound Designer
Disney - Vinylvasion
by Walt Disney Co / Sebastian Davis Sound Designer
Juko's Time Machine
Film by Kai Barry Sound Designer / Sound Mixer
Film by Mystic Journey Entertainment Witer/Director
Towers of Midnight Book Trailer
by Tor Books / Jason Denzel Sound Designer
Pepsi - One Tribe
by Pepsico / Brett Fallentine Sound Designer
Telly Award for Sound Design
Verna Fields Award for Sound Editing, MPSE Golden Reels
Storyteller Award, Redemption Film Festival
Best Student Film, NJ Film Festival
Best Short Narrative, Grand Rapids Film Festival
Best Short Film, Alabama International Film Festival
Best Short Film, Montgomery Film Festival
HBO Award Finalist, MVAAFF
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Award
Oxford University (Oxford, England)