Acclaimed director, actor and writer Patrick Brice joins GenPop’s ever-growing roster of top creative talent, further strengthening the company’s artistic diversity. With a background primarily in features, Patrick Brice joins GenPop with an eye firmly focused on the advertising world.
Patrick Brice was first exposed to different ways to approach narrative storytelling while getting his BFA in Film and Video at the prestigious California Institute of the Arts. Creep, his first feature film as director/writer/actor (with Mark Duplass) premiered at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival and was distributed by Netflix and iTunes. A horror movie shot in found footage-style, Creep was nominated for several awards by SXSW, the Chicago International Film Festival, and earned a Special Mention at the Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival.
His second feature as director/writer, The Overnight (starring Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling and Jason Schwartzman) world premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The Overnight made rounds on the festival circuit that year, winning Best Narrative Feature at the deadCENTER Film Festival, and earning a nomination for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, as well as for an Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Liberating is how Patrick describes the opportunity to create commercial work with GenPop, “Being used to projects that take several years from conception to completion, the chance to focus on a very specific story and explore the narrative within the short format feels like the world is opening up.”
“Patrick’s record in features shows just how much he thrives in collaborative environments. People truly enjoy working with him,” says Managing Director Alex Anderson. “He’s a brilliant creator and a peer, and that combination is a great indicator that he’s going to do amazing things in the commercial world.”
In addition to working with GenPop, Patrick is currently writing a movie for Netflix – produced by the Duplass Brothers – which he will also direct. This marks Patrick’s third project with Mark Duplass, a long-term creative relationship that speaks to his collaborative spirit. At GenPop, Patrick also gains the resource of top reps marketing him across all territories, a level of representation for advertising equal to what he is accomplishing in the features arena.
Launched in 2016 by creative and director Ben Conrad, GenPop is a Los Angeles-based content creation studio and production company. Along with Conrad, Patrick Brice is welcomed to GenPop by Executive Producer Pierre Nobile, Managing Director Alex Anderson, and Nick Moceri, who heads up the company’s Film and TV department.