A former stand-up comedian, Pat founded his company Jinx Media in 2003 with the aim of producing horror movies with cool scripts and low budgets for the international market. The first of these, TrashHouse, was released on DVD in 2006 and received positive reviews in many UK magazines, including Empire. Three more features followed soon after; KillerKiller, Hellbride and cult mockumentary The Devil's Music (which won 'Best Independent Feature' at the Festival of Fantastic Films and was described as "magnificent" in MJ Simpson's recent book Urban Terrors: New British Horror Cinema 1997-2008)
Pat was the original writer and creator of Strippers vs Werewolves (although he takes no responsibility for the eventual film) and represents one third of the creative team behind the Death Tales series of anthology horror features.
He's been called the 'Essex Auteur' in Empire, one of the ‘most promising British horror directors’ in Fangoria and 'the Tarantino of budget gore flicks for style and dialogue' in SFX. He lectures in screenwriting and has seen Gremlins over 80 times.