Hello, I’m filmmaker/writer Patrick Meaney! You might know me as the director of various documentaries about the world of comic books, or creator of movies like Trip House. If you want to know more, read on…
I grew up in Mamaroneck, NY, a town just outside New York City. As a kid, I was a huge fan of movies, particularly sci-fi and fantasy ones. I eventually wound up reading comics as a way to get more of the cool stuff I wasn’t seeing on movies or TV.
I went to Wesleyan University to study film, and after graduating wound up working at a post house in New York City, and creating a sci-fi web series, The Third Age. In December 2008, I left my job and we wound up making Respect Films an official company.
Around the same time, I was working on a book about Grant Morrison’s comic book series The Invisibles for Sequart. After completing the book, I had the idea of doing a documentary about Grant, which we pitched and he agreed to! From there, we were off and running, and over the past seven years have produced six documentaries about the world of comic books.
I also wrote my own comic book series, Last Born, with artist Eric Zawadzki, which was published by Black Mask Studios, and most recently completed my first narrative film as writer/director Trip House. What I’m most interested in as a storyteller is finding ways to tell stories about relatable characters in strange situations.
My films have played in over thirty festivals around the world, won awards and received critical acclaim from outlets like Wired, Variety, The New York Times and more. I have done panels at conventions and festivals around the world, and shared the stagewith Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin and Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld. My work received the Best Documentary award at the Comic-Con International Film Festival.