- LOS ANGELES
Production company Saville Productions has signed director Patrick Sisam for his first U.S. commercial and branded entertainment representation. Sisam’s work spans commercials, TV and digital series, feature films and shorts.
Drawn to projects--both scripted and unscripted--that exemplify creative storytelling and authenticity, Sisam is currently directing the Amazon Prime Video documentary series Vacations of the Brave, which follows the journey of courageous individuals on an adventurous road of self-discovery. Prior to that, he directed and produced the BBC documentary series Stories Without Borders and wrote and directed the short film The Pool Date for CBC and Bravo. His feature The Year of Getting to Know Us, starring Sharon Stone, Lucy Liu and Jimmy Fallon, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008. His short Love Child garnered industry attention and earned numerous international film festival awards and was bought by HBO.
Sisam has honed a truth-driven approach that fuses his background as a journalist, advertising creative and filmmaker. His dexterous creative aesthetic--which aims to strip narratives of preconceived notions and reveal fresh perspectives and insights--can be seen in content for brands including BMW, Toyota, Nike, Quaker, The Body Shop and Telus.
Prior to attending NYU’s graduate film school, and launching his career as a director, Sisam served as a writer at Saatchi & Saatchi, London. More recently he worked as a creative director at TBWA\Chiat\Day, New York. Drawn to surprising moment-driven narratives, he’s also had journalism stints, contributing to publications like Canada’s National Post and Globe & Mail and the UK’s News of the World.
Saville EP Rupert Maconick said, “Patrick brings great experience in the scripted and unscripted entertainment space, along with an authentic approach to his artistically constructed stories. He is a strong asset to Saville and we’re excited to help him continue to benefit the commercial and branded entertainment world.”
Sisam said of Saville, “The work they produce is true to the story and the team is nimble, creative and really tries to match filmmakers with clients who appreciate their style.”