Patricia Beckmann Wells, EdD is an independent filmmaker based out of Los Angeles. Her animated films run the spectrum of documentary to fantasy, and they have toured internationally to over 200 festivals. She is an alum of the major film studios Walt Disney Animation, Dreamworks SKG, Warner Brothers Digital, and Film Roman, among others.
‘Family Tale’ toured the country as the animation selection for Lunafest, sponsored by Luna Bars. It premiered at Animafest Zagreb in Croatia, and won a few awards along the way. It is a documentary of the events that led up to the adoption of her son, which was a rollercoaster of heartbreak and anxiety. It is a must watch for anyone considering adoption.
‘Brand New Day’ features the music of punk ska band cult favorite Big D and the Kids table. This music video toured internationally, and won awards with IMVU and Worldfest Houston. It is the story of the fractal love that a family brings to the universe.
Patricia is currently producing episodes for ‘Propolis’, a series that premiered at Slamdance, 2019 in Park City UT. ‘Propolis, part 7’ has won awards with Raw Science Film Festival and Cordillera International Film Festival, and offers a slice of insight to the series arc. ‘Propolis’ is an Alice in Wonderland journey through the Apocolypse, where the insects fight humanity to kill them off so that they may survive. Liz is an intelligent outcast who understands how the war started and is the one human qualified to stop it, but will she? The next episode, part 1, is due out in October 2019.
Patricia Beckmann Wells is also an author, and has lectured at Pixar animation studios, Dreamworks, SKG, and Walt Disney Animation studios. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California Cinema MFA, and holds a doctorate in Educational Psychology from the same university.
A love story that leads to the creation of a family through adoption. Through love, loss, and determination, the definition of family is rewritten.A girl begins a journey to find happiness and adventure. She finds love. This love allows two young people to mature through loss and have the opportunity to support each other when devastation strikes. The journey is exciting, sad, and beautiful.