Patrick Shanahan

Patrick Shanahan

Denim Buffalo
Director and Screenwriter

Wilmington, North Carolina

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April 2020
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About Patrick

Shanahan, a Raleigh, NC native, has been writing and directing films for more than ten years, though he began his creative career as a painter. After a fruitful start in the art world, his passion for film became his primary focus. Since then, he has written and directed three independent feature films and one feature documentary.

Shanahan has made films at the most independent level. He wrote, produced and directed his first feature film, The Carolinian, at twenty-one years of age fresh out of NC State University where he received a BA in Film and at The New York Film Academy where he learned to shoot on 16mm and 35mm film. There, he acquired the necessary knowledge of film history, film theory and screenwriting.

His work has screened around the world in festivals such as Bahamas International, CayFilm, Big Sky Doc Festival, RiverRun, Cucalorus, and was awarded Best Writing in a Short Documentary at the Short Film Awards in NYC. His team also won Best Feature and Best Cinematography at the NC Film Awards in 2014 for their work on Empirica.

In 2017, Shanahan embarked on The Fox Hunter; his most ambitious project to date. Alongside with his production team and a cast of actors including Madison Iseman (Jumanji) Reece Thompson (Perks of Being a Wallflower) and Jay Huguley (The Walking Dead), he was able to find himself at home on set; where he belongs.

Shanahan recently finished writing the script for the new Buddy Holly biopic entitled Clear Lake; working with Rick French, his producing partner in Prix Productions, and in association with BMG Music Rights. In addition to Clear Lake, Shanahan continues to write everyday and strives to bring his stories to the big screen.


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