WHAT WE DO:
Patton Productions is a New York-based production company specializing in producing biographical films for individuals and organizations. We also work extensively with schools, non-profit organizations and advertising firms to produce high-quality promotional videos. To see examples of our commercial and promo work, please contact our office at 646-449-8069.
WHO WE ARE:
Benjamin Patton, President
A documentary filmmaker and author with over 15 years of experience in media, Ben Patton established Patton Productions in 2005, bringing together a talented group of editors, cinematographers and composers to produce high quality biographical, promotional and commercial videos.
As the grandson of World War II General George S. Patton, Ben admits that history and narrative is central to his work as a filmmaker. His famous forebears aside, it is the exercise of taking the time to listen to an individual or family’s story that reveals the magnificence of any life. Everyone has a story worth preserving -- the trick is to figure out how to peel away the layers and capture that story in a way that can be cherished by future generations.
Prior to forming Patton Productions, Ben worked for five years at New York PBS affiliate WLIW/WNET as a development executive and producer. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and is currently completing his Masters degree in Developmental Psychology at Columbia University-Teachers College.
Ben has also just completed "Growing Up Patton: Heroes, History and Family Wisdom", published by Berkley-Caliber, an imprint of Penguin Books.
A principal initiative of PVP is the I WAS THERE Media Workshop program, multi-day filmmaking workshops being held at the Army’s Warrior Transition Units and other military and civilian mental health facilities. These hands-on workshops are designed especially for soldiers being treated for PTSD, to help them reclaim their personal narrative through collaborative filmmaking, and integrate traumatic experiences associated with their deployment in a therapeutically beneficial and healing way.
Katie Carman, Producer/Editor
A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Katie has steadily been producing independent fictional shorts, feature films and now documentaries with Patton Productions. Her personal work can be seen at www.katiecarman.com.
Being based in New York City, Patton Productions has an incomparable abundance of talent in every area of media at its disposal. As a result, we are able to match each project with just the right talent — be it a cinematographer, composer, editor or animator — depending on a client's budget, creative vision and project scope.