Feature film and television editor Colin Patton has signed with Arcade for commercial representation in the U.S. Based in Los Angeles, Patton is best known for his work on the films Pitch Perfect 3, Our Brand Is Crisis, Manglehorn, Life After Beth, Joe and 2013 Berlin Silver Bear winner Prince Avalanche, along with the series Dickinson, I’m Dying Up Here, Vice Principals, Nobodies, Red Oaks and The Good Place.
After graduating from Columbia University, Patton cut his teeth in the editorial department on films like Knocked Up, Funny People, Yes Man, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, The Sitter, Your Highness and Pineapple Express. He has since collaborated on four features with director David Gordon Green, while also working with such filmmakers as Trish Sie, Jeff Baena, Drew Goddard, Jonathan Levine and Ben Falcone on films and series starring actors ranging from Anna Kendrick to Al Pacino. Patton’s latest project, Our Friend directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019.
Patton’s work caught the attention of Arcade partner and editor Geoff Hounsell, who was able to connect with him through their mutual relationship with helmer Green. In October, Patton brought his comedy chops from the big screen to advertising when he edited his first commercial with Arcade--a Facebook Portal job featuring Leslie Jones for TBWA\Chiat\Day.
Arcade EP and partner Sila Soyer said of their work together, “Colin assimilated seamlessly to the team and the workflow right out of the gate. He really fit right in and the agency felt it--the producers and creatives on the project loved him.”
Patton grew up in Seattle and has always known he wanted to be involved in the arts. While studying Visual Arts at Columbia University, he discovered the films of Claire Denis, and it was her 1999 feature Beau Travail that convinced him that he wanted to make movies. He moved to Los Angeles after graduating, started editing as a way into the film industry, fell in love with it as an art form and never looked back. Now, with assorted feature films under his belt, Patton is looking forward to adding commercials to his body of work.