Patrick Biesemans is an Iranian/Filipino American filmmaker based in New York, currently in development on projects including an animated series with Estuary Films, and a live-action series with 129 Films.
In 2017, Patrick was the recipient of ScreenCraft and Orb Media’s Hollywood-China screenwriting fellowship - for his original screenplay, The Beautiful Country. During this year-long fellowship, Patrick was able to travel to Shanghai to learn much about China’s booming film industry and gain insight from industry professionals, such as screenwriter Max Borenstein (Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island) and director Peter Chan (The Warlords, Dragon).
In 2016, Patrick won the coveted Film Fund Initiative from Musicbed for his passion project, Embers & Dust. The short film, based on the evening of Orson Welles’ infamous War of the Worlds broadcast, was an official selection at countless film festivals, won several awards, and was featured on notable websites such as Gizmodo, The Creators Project, GeekTyrant, No Film School, among others.
In addition, Patrick has directed two other award-winning short films and the independent feature film The Last Treasure Hunt, distributed by The Orchard (a Sony company).