Patrick Towne lives and works in Fairfield, Iowa, southeast Iowa's "Silicorn Valley," a high-tech haven with an active performing arts culture. He's a writer, editor, actor and screenwriter who integrates his experience in business, leading-edge technologies and acting into screenplays for film and TV. His most recent project is “Padre’s Cure,” winner of the 2018 Iowa Motion Picture Association (IMPA) Award of Achievement for Best Screenplay (Unproduced).
Patrick’s other scriptwriting projects include “Blackberries in the Dream House,” which won the 2016 Wild Rose Independent Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay, Iowa Feature Film (Unproduced) and the 2015 IMPA Award of Achievement for Best Screenplay (Unproduced). Patrick is also the co-author of “A Time Out of Rhyme” and “Music Most Foul,” screenplays based upon musical stage plays. “Music Most Foul” won the IMPA 2008 Award of Excellence for Best Screenplay (Unproduced). Under the title “A Time Out of Rhyme,” Patrick’s screenplay “Goosed” won the IMPA 2006 Award of Excellence for Best Screenplay (Unproduced).
Patrick's other scriptwriting credits include “Love at Work,” a feature-length film script about a young woman whose unexpected pregnancy spurs her to become a successful businesswoman and turn the tables on a fickle boyfriend and a ruthless female competitor; “Goth King,” a historical epic about Alaric of Balthi, the Roman mercenary who became a Goth king and whose defeat of Rome in 410 A.D. signaled the fall of the Roman Empire; “Wild Woman Saint,” a screenplay about the life and times of St. Catherine of Siena; “Wilderness Spirit,” the story of legendary 19th Century wilderness lover and environmental advocate John Muir; and “The Trouble With Oliver,” a romantic comedy set in San Francisco in the early 1970s.