Patrick von Barkenberg
Director / Screenwriter
Patrick gained fundamental filmmaking experience through short films and music videos after completing his “Abitur” in Germany. At 24, he received a Directing scholarship from the American Film Institute (AFI) after Frank Pierson (Dog Day Afternoon) saw his short film "One Divine Comedy". His graduation film "[Sun] dust" screened at countless film festivals and was awarded the AFI Richard P. Rogers Award for Best Director. He also received the "Technicolor Grant", "Fuji Grant" and the "Telly Award". In 2018, Patrick made his first feature film BLOOD PARADISE (Director & Screenplay). The film premiered at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York and immediately received a US, Canada & International Distribution Deal for July 2019 (Gravitas Ventures & Artsploitation). He was nominated for "Best Director", "Best Film" and "Best Screenplay" at the "Molins Film Festival" and ended up on the "TOP TEN INDIE HORROR FEATURE FILMS 2019 List" after screening at Cinequest. Patrick has just completed the scripts for the television series "Devil's Meadow" and his new feature film "Tasting". He resides between Los Angeles and Berlin.