The Filmmakers

Patrick Gregory, cinematographer/ co-director

Patrick is a native of Richmond, VA. He trained as a cinematographer at Virginia Commonwealth University’s film school. Early in his career, he worked as a lighting technician on Hollywood productions and as a cinematographer on numerous narrative, music video as well as non-fiction/ documentary projects. He has also produced and directed many short documentaries and music videos. He is the recipient of the 2012 Theresa Pollak Prize in the Arts for Filmmaking as well as grants from The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (1993, 2008). Patrick has a purposeful and philosophical approach to filmmaking and feels privileged to have acces to the lives and worlds of a range of people. With every project he undertakes, his aim is to cultivate a pure intention and clear motivation.

 

 

Sally O'Grady, producer/ co-director

Sally O’Grady produces and directs unique, stylized non-fiction films, exhibiting online and at festivals in Europe, Australia and the United States. Her work is concerned with illuminating a social issue in a surprising and visually arresting manner. Sally is the recipient of the 2020 Independent Lens/ ITVS grant for her documentary short on rural justice. She has worked as a producer for over 10 years, creating content for National Geographic, History Channel, The Smithsonian, MSNBC, PBS and Discovery. Sally has also worked as a producer/ director of branded content documentaries  for Tito's, Quicken Loans, ASICS and T Mobile. In a former life she was a health educator with people at risk of contracting HIV.  Sally is currently directing an ITVS funded short documentary for Independent Lens on a reformist District Attorney in a small town Texas. Originally from Sydney, Australia, she is a mother to an 9 year old – which might explain why she cries approximately once a week while working on The Trouble I See...