Los Angeles, CA, USA
Patty West is a Producer and Educator based in Los Angeles. From 2009 - 2019, she led filmmaking programs at the American Film Institute, first as Program Director for the AFI Directing Workshop for Women, and then as Director of the graduate thesis program, which swept the Domestic Narrative Student Academy Awards in 2019. She came to Sundance Collab in December of 2019 to design and produce courses. As a Producer, her first feature film was SOME GIRL(S) (2013), written by acclaimed playwright Neil LaBute, directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer (PARTY GIRL) and starring Adam Brody, Kristen Bell, Zoe Kazan, Mía Maestro, Jennifer Morrison and Emily Watson. She then went on to serve as an Executive Producer on ADDICTED TO FRESNO (2015), written by Karey Dornetto (PORTLANDIA) and directed by Jamie Babbit (BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER), starring Natasha Lyonne, Judy Greer and Aubrey Plaza. In 2017, she served as an Executive Producer on THEY, which was an Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for a Queer Palm and Camera d’Or. West is a Chicago native and holds a B.S. from Northwestern University, an M.F.A. from the AFI Conservatory and an Executive M.B.A. from Quantic School of Business & Technology. She is a member of the Producer's Council of the Producers Guild of America. more...