Known for his outstanding cinematography and his unmatched ability to cut to the heart of a story, Patrick has directed and produced award-winning short- and long-form documentaries and commercials for television broadcast, educational programming, and corporate communications for over 25 years. His adventurous spirit and no-holds-barred approach to filmmaking are most recently evidenced in Saving Our Tuna, One Simple Solution, and Himalayan Meltdown for Discovery Asia.
Fries also concepted and directed Discovery Communications’ award-winning documentaries In The Shadow of The Blade, and An Ocean Away: The Donald Matocha Story. He created “behind-the-scenes” documentaries for the major motion pictures How To Eat Fried Worms (New Line Cinema, 2006), Friday Night Lights (Universal Pictures, 2005), The Alamo (Disney, 2004) and The Life of David Gayle (Universal Pictures, 2003). He is currently directing a one-hour documentary about the legacy of Army medical evacuation missions for the United States Army Center for History and Heritage.
Fries’ evocative and creative work has generated audiences and results for the Global Environmental Facility, the World Bank, Universal Pictures, Disney, Discovery Communications, the United States Army, the Boy Scouts of America, the Smithsonian Museum of American History, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, Wal-Mart, Southwest Airlines, Hewlett-Packard, Texas Worksource, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Austin Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, BAE Systems, the Texas Education Agency, and other organizations.
Every chance he gets, Patrick saddles up on one of his many bicycles and pedals through the hills of West Austin to keep his creative juices flowing and stay in shape for his next adventure.