Patrick Andrew Bonsant is an award-winning documentary filmmaker from Portland, Maine.
He earned his BA in Communication from the University of Southern Maine. He has completed additional training in video and film at the Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport, Maine.
Patrick has been Director of Saco River Community Media (SRCM) since 2007; SRCM is a nonprofit media center serving six municipalities in western Maine.
His work at the media center has been highly collaborative, creative, and personally rewarding. For well over 15 years, Patrick has assisted hundreds of people throughout the State of Maine on a wide-array of community-focused productions. His body of work ranges from public service announcements, to focused interviews, to full-length documentaries on topics of local interest.
Patrick’s work embodies his passion for historic preservation and environmental protection. When asked about his achievements, Patrick expressed pride in the nine-part information series on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway in Northwestern Maine and his 2019 documentary Stackpole Bridge: The Story in the Stone. This latter work was awarded 1st Place in the 2019 Northeast Alliance for Community Media contest.
Patrick Bonsant has used a wide variety of high-definition analog and digital cameras throughout his career. His skill set covers the full range of analog and digital media. He is deeply proficient not only in video and film editing, but has grown his technical repertoire to include drone aerial photography, scriptwriting, location scouting, and studio lighting. His capacity for historic research is evident through his documentary productions.
Clients describe Patrick as affable, highly competent, detail oriented, and adept at putting interview subjects at ease.
Patrick’s most recent documentary, Island of Eagles: The Swan Island Story, won First Place in the historical documentary category of the 2020 Northeast Alliance for Community Media Contest; this is his 3rd consecutive award in this film contest.
Island of Eagles was broadcast on PBS through the Maine Public Broadcasting Network's (MPBN) Community Film Series. Patrick remains an active supporter of the Maine Film Association and the Maine Media Workshops.
His highest priority is to reach the best production quality and exceed client expectations. Patrick is eager to excited to discuss project ideas with potential clients.
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