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Renee Nabinger

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 now lives in New York City.

Her mission is to work on films that inspire, entertain, and educate. As a colorist, she has strong knowledge of the offline-online workflow, color correction and grading, and final deliverables. As a filmmaker, she has a strong passion for challenging and meaningful stories.

Her first short, the award-winning "Lean on Him," played in several film festivals. Her next short film, the award-winning "Saturday Grace," was selected to play in seven festivals and two exhibitions. Her latest short film, "Under the Sun After the Wind," won the 2022 Pano Microgrant and is now playing at various festivals and showcases.

Her color grading work can be seen in a variety of places, from PBS Reel South to Facebook's branded content to music videos for artists at major labels, like Roc Nation. She also conducts color grading workshops at various universities virtually and in-person.

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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.”