Nadine M Patterson

Nadine M. Patterson, an award winning independent writer/producer/director with a Master of Arts in filmmaking from the London Film School, focuses on the crossroads of narrative and documentary cinema. She has taught video production/management at many universities, including the University of Western Sydney, Temple and Drexel universities. Her cinematic haiku, We Are Free Because of Harriet Tubman, incorporates the writing and voice of acclaimed poet Sonia Sanchez and made its world premiere at The Tull Family Theater in 2019 alongside the Focus Features production Harriet. Her short also screened at the BlackStar Film Festival and the Cleveland International Film Festival. She operates the production and consulting company Harmony Image Productions ( with her mother Marlene G. Patterson. Through the company they make multicultural films and media content. Their films include Moving with the Dreaming, LoqueeshaAshleyFranklinJoseBrown, Anna Russell Jones: Praisesong for a Pioneering Spirit, We Are Free Because of Harriet Tubman, and TANGO MACBETH. In 2012 she completed her first feature narrative film, TANGO MACBETH, which has screened in film festivals in Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Mar del Plata, Argentina and Paris, France. TANGO MACBETH was featured in the African Diaspora International Film Festival on tour in 2013. TANGO MACBETH was selected by Warrington Hudlin for his ‘Changing the Picture’ series at the Museum of the Moving Image in 2014. Ms. Patterson is a Co-Founder of SIFTMedia 215, a film ooperative that centers Black and Latinx women-identified independent media artists. More information on Patterson’s work can be found on the International Movie DataBase, and her documentary Anna Russell Jones: Praisesong for a Pioneering Spirit is part of the new exhibition at the African American Museum in Philadelphia.