A graduate of Morehouse College, with a B.A. in Theater, Daniel Patterson received his first film internship on Spike Lee’s film 25th Hour. Soon after, he began attending New York University as a student in the Graduate Film Program. While at NYU, Daniel has been the cinematographer on over 20 short films, including awarding winning films Stutter, Surface of Things, Testify, and Midway which collectively, have gone to screen at Palms Springs Festival of Shorts, Chicago International Film Festival, Cinequest, Cleveland, American Black Film Festival, and AFI Dallas to name a few. Outside of NYU, Daniel was a paid camera assistant on Spike Lee’s Sucker Free City and 2006’s box office hit Inside Man.
Currently, Daniel Patterson is shooting two feature length documentaries, Generation Crack directed by Andre Wilkins, and Evolution of a Criminal directed by Darius Clark Monroe.
Tribeca All Access® | 2008
Tribeca All Access® | 2010