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The company

and its founder


Established in 2018, Bowman Pictures is a growing production and post-production company located in New York City. Bowman Pictures develops and produces award-winning original filmsproduces commissioned short-form projects for creatives, and provides coloring services for the projects of talented filmmakers (who have screened at the Tribeca Festival and on PBS Reel South) and of many well-known brands, such as Target and Nike. Through our work on narrative films, documentaries, commercials, and branded content, we focus on underrepresented stories that inspire, entertain, and educate.




Patrice D. Bowman is an award-winning director and a colorist. She graduated with a B.A. in Film Studies from Yale University in 2015 and lives in New York City.


As a writer/director, her work focuses on the mental and spiritual lives of women of color -- particularly, of Black women. Her short films have screened nationwide at many festivals, including the Academy Award-qualifying Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series, Roxbury International Festival, and Micheaux Film Festival, amongst others. Her work has been supported by the PANO Microgrant. She was a 2023 artist-in-residence at the Ucross Foundation. She is also a Stowe Story Labs alumna.


As a colorist, she works with independent storytellers and major creative agencies. Dedicated to making the art of color more accessible, she conducts color grading workshops at various universities and festivals –– both virtually and in-person.

She is excited to work on her first feature-length film: Father's Shadow.


James Boo
JustFilms Fellow 2017

“Patrice jumped onto an incredibly tight deadline (less than one week turnaround) for a documentary short that I was producing ["America Heard: Refuge of Hope"]. With just one conversation she was able to integrate into our team seamlessly, despite the fact that our team was flung across several cities. Because of her flexibility, clear communication (on phone, e-mail, chat — whatever was required), and ability to deliver color correction on time, our story went from rough around the edges to polished and evocative in its look and feel. It was easy and satisfying to work with Patrice on a story that truly mattered!”

Jonathan Benefiel
Actor, Producer 

" I needed a colorist for a short film I acted in and produced called "Protecting Tony". My editor recommended Patrice and I'm so happy she did! Patrice is the consummate professional. She made my film so much richer. She understood what the tone of the movie was and did a masterful job. I highly recommend her for any filmmaker that wants that 'next level' quality!"

Nike Kadri 
Actress, Filmmaker, Playwright

“Patrice Bowman is a master editor and colorist. When working with her remotely [on BY THE TIDE] she was able to capture our vision which was, to our excitement, only amplified when working with her in person. Her work ethic made all the hours of communication worth the effort but most of all, what a joy to realize your creation with a master.” 

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