Nadine M. Patterson

Nadine M. Patterson

Actor, Director, Writer, Producer, Director of photography, Story


Nadine M. Patterson is an acclaimed director, writer, and producer in the film and television industries. She is best known for her work on such projects as the feature films Sorry to Bother You and Blindspotting, the TV series The Chi, and the documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.

Born in Oakland, California, Patterson graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1992 with a degree in Film and Television. She then went on to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, starting off as an assistant director at the television network ABC. From there, she moved on to producing and directing many projects, including her first feature film, The Flickering Light.

In 2014, Patterson wrote and directed the short film, The Way Home, which won the Best Short Film award at the San Diego Black Film Festival. This success led to her directing feature films, such as Sorry to Bother You and Blindspotting. Both of these films showcase unique stories and themes, and were critically acclaimed.

Patterson has also had a successful television career, directing episodes for the series The Chi, Queen Sugar, and The Gifted. She has also worked on the documentary, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, which tells the story of the Black Panther Party and the civil rights movement.

Patterson is an advocate for diversity in film and television, and supports the addition of more female directors and writers to the industry. She is an active member of the Directors Guild of America, and continues to work on new projects.

Patterson has been recognized for her work in both film and television. In 2015, she was awarded the Black Reel Award for Best Director for her work on The Flickering Light. She is also a recipient of the Humanitas Prize, for her work on the series Queen Sugar.

Nadine M. Patterson is an inspiring and influential figure in the film and television industry. She is a talented director, writer, and producer, and her work continues to have a profound impact on audiences around the world.