ANDREW PATTERSON - WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER
Andrew grew up in Dallas, Texas where he used every opportunity to complete school projects by making videos. His first film "Subtle Voices: Cries from Colombia" was an official selection at both the Delray Beach Film Festival and the New York International Film Festival. His second film "Let There Be Zombies" premiered to a sold out crowd of over seven hundred fans at the Lakewood Theater in Dallas. The film won the People's Choice Award at the Interurban Film Festival and the Award of Merit at Indie Fest. The film was picked up for distribution by Gravitas Ventures and was made available on platforms such as Amazon, iTunes, Hulu, Google Play, Verizon, Dish, Playstation, and Xbox Video.
Born in San Diego originally, Abel has lived in many parts of the world including, Belize, Cayman Islands and Puerto Rico. Film production has always been a dream of his. He started off doing special effects make-up in local haunted attractions and then up to other annual gigs that needed make-up as well. Abel directed and co-wrote a very low budget feature film, The Visitant, in 2010, with many friends of his, giving him the first real insight into film making from start to finish. He has been a part of Film Patterson since 2013, making his contributions to the huge success of the premiere of Let There Be Zombies. Prepper marks his debut in the role as producer.
ABEL NOBEL - PRODUCER
DANIEL BELTRAN - PRODUCER
A key member of the Film Patterson team since 2011, Daniel made his mark in film as Production Coordinator for Let There Be Zombies (2014) and continues to build his resume. Daniel stepped up to the role of producer for his two most recent films Unalii and Tenderheart which are currently making the festival circuit. Daniel’s joy for the craft of filmmaking, work ethic, networking skills, and relentless pursuit of excellence have been the keys to unlocking the success of the Film Patterson team.
A New York native, Tony relocated to North Texas after completing his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. As Technical Director of two college radio stations he learned the art of audio recording, mixing, and live sound production. In 2005 he joined a Dallas TV production company, honing his skills in all technical aspects of filmmaking including lighting, audio, video, and set construction. Tony joined Film Patterson in 2011 as production planning began for the feature-length film Let There Be Zombies (2014). Tony’s most recent film Unalli is currently making the festival circuit. Now serving as Technical Director for Film Patterson he continues to wear many hats to meet the demanding needs of film production.
TONY COUZELIS - PRODUCER, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
LARA PATTERSON - PRODUCER, ART DIRECTOR
Lara graduated from Austin College with a degree in education. She officially began her career in film working in the art department on Let There be Zombies (2014) where she discovered a passion for set design. She continued to develop her craft while working on the documentary film Tenderheart and the short film Unalii. Lara will continue her role in the art department for Prepper as well as stepping up to the role of producer.
JOSH BRUNELLI - 1st ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Josh Brunelli is currently studying film at the University of Texas at Austin, and has been apart of the Film Patterson family since he was a junior in high school (2012) working as 2nd AC on Let There Be Zombies (2014). He has made several short films like The Mammoth Affray, X9, and most recently was a producer on the film Miles and the Monster, by Dio Traverso. Prepper will be his second feature length film to work on with the Film Patterson team.
ENRIQUE ARELLANO - ART DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR, ACTOR
Enrique graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in bilingual education. He discovered the passion for acting in high school while taking theater classes and participating in various theater productions. This led him to pursue opportunities in filmmaking and acting. He started his film journey with Film Patterson LLC being part of the art department and later part of the cast of Let There Be Zombies. Enrique will also be joining the cast of Prepper as Chico.
DALILA PAYAN - ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, 2nd ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Dalila is has been a part of the Film Patterson team since 2014 in her debut role as producer for the short film Unalii. Coming from the world of acting, Dalila now focuses her attention behind the camera on all the details that bring a production to life.