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Meet the owner of

Bowman Pictures!


PATRICE D. BOWMAN is the founder of BOWMAN PICTURES. She is an award-winning filmmaker and a colorist. She graduated with a B.A. in Film Studies from Yale University in 2015 and currently lives in New York City.

Her mission is to work on films that inspire, entertain, and educate. Through her company, she produces her own films and colors the works of other creatives.


As a filmmaker, she focuses on the mental and spiritual lives of women of color -- particularly, of Black women. Her first short film, “Lean on Him,” won the Howard R. Lamar Prize Film & Video at Yale University.  Her following short film, the award-winning “Saturday Grace,” was selected to screen at the Academy Award-qualifying Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series. Her latest short film, the award-winning “Under the Sun After the Wind,” is currently on the festival circuit and has won the 2022 Pano Microgrant. She's now excited to work on her first feature-length film: "Father's Shadow."

As a colorist, she has strong knowledge of the offline-online workflow, color correction and grading, and final deliverables. She has color graded for a variety of talented filmmakers (who have screened at the Tribeca Festival and on PBS Reel South) and for many well-known brands, like Facebook and Nike. She is available to work remotely, in-house, and on-site.


Dedicated to making the art of color more accessible, she also conducts color grading workshops at various universities and festivals both virtually and in-person.

Related Profiles:



Brown Girls Doc Mafia

PANO Network

Sundance Collab

Video Consortium


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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