principal • producer • director • editor
Patsy Northcutt is a two time (Los Angeles Area and Northern California) Emmy® Award winning, documentary producer, director, editor and the principal of Northcutt Productions LLC. Clients include Apple, KCET, Link TV, NASA, Intel, University of San Francisco, Journey of the Universe, Pachamama Alliance, Bioneers and Global Footprint Network. Northcutt recently co-produced the TV mini-series Global Mosaic for the Public Media Group of Southern California: KCET (PBS in L.A.) and Link TV, airing primetime in 2020 & 2021. One of the episodes, Young Women Rising: Could Empowering Girls Transform the World, which Patsy co-directed/produced won a 2021 Los Angeles Emmy® Award—Education/Information.
Patsy’s lifelong love of filmmaking is coupled with decades of business experience and a profound commitment to telling engaging stories that inspire humanity towards a positive, sustainable and just future. She has directed, produced and/or edited films on green building, reversing global warming, gender equity, big history, social & criminal justice, our ecological footprint, enhancing mindfulness, coral reef preservation, reducing species extinction, the right to clean water, teen pregnancy prevention, inspiring alternative transportation and more.
• Concept to completion film and video production with custom teams
• Freelance video producer/director/editor
• Documentary film editor with edit suite
• Strategic consulting
Patsy has 25 years experience creating films that speak to the heart of audiences and achieve intended results. She is profoundly committed to quality and client satisfaction. Awards include:
• 2021 Los Angeles Emmy® Award – Education/Information
• Northern California Emmy® Award – Best Documentary
• Global Award – Montana CINE International Festival
• Gold Cindy-Interactive Marketing – Siemens Semiconductors
Patsy Northcutt has rare skills that make her an outstanding film producer for the business world. She consistently translated the gist of the messages that our teams at Apple, AT&T, IBM and Siemens wanted to convey and converted them into stories that exceeded all expectations in terms of clarity, impact, incisiveness, and entertainment value. I highly recommend her and her extraordinary team.
Patsy Northcutt (director/producer) has two strengths that make her unusually good: First, she knows when to power drive a project with considerable strength and when to have a light hand on the tiller, letting people do their thing but keeping the ship on the right tack just the same. Second, she gets different kinds of people from very different and normally incompatible backgrounds to work together by providing a communication link among them, through her.
Impeccable is the word I would use to describe Patsy Northcutt’s standard and quality of work. She is a master at what she does, and is unstoppable in her commitment to produce flawless, effective, brilliant videos. The added gift is that she and her team are a total joy to work with.
Patsy Northcutt’s strategic thinking and creative spirit enabled us to turn an initial small-scale shoot into an international production, leading to a wide use of our video. I’ve known Patsy for over 17 years. Every production that we’ve done with her, she has supported professionally from soup to nuts, with care for detail and quality, always on the lookout for synergies with other organizations. Working with her vastly amplified our ability to promote our message.
Patsy Northcutt created a marketing video that beautifully told the story of how our tutoring program positively impacted both the end user (students) and our institutional customers (school districts). Patsy took initiative to do matrixed research across our teams to deeply understand our offerings and their impacts. Then she and her team crafted a powerful video that resonated well with both our English and Spanish speaking clients and our new employees, and helped us continue to grow rapidly. Patsy is friendly, positive, passionate and unstoppable.
The beauty and artistry of Patsy Northcutt’s filmmaking is soul stirring. Working with her was one of the greatest experiences of creativity in my life. I was burning with passion to bring forth something beautiful, but did not know how to do it. Patsy and her team worked with me until they intuited what we were after. And then she made it happen — with the pacing, the visuals, the plot, the music. Day by day, she worked her magic and it was mesmerizing to be a part of it. Patsy Northcutt insists on excellence and she knows how to make it happen.
Patsy worked with us at Bioneers for 10 years, and she is a joy to collaborate with. The teams she assembled are skillful, mature and gifted team players, and she adapted styles and approaches that improved our media products year after year. Our team loved working with her, and found her to be consistently creative, professional and responsive to suggestions. If you’re considering working with Northcutt Productions, I’d say go for it!
Working with Patsy Northcutt on EARTH FOCUS: Vanishing Coral reminded me of the top editors when I was at ABC News Primetime–who were some of the best in the business. She has mastery of the technology, a natural sensibility for how to make a powerful sequence without a lot of experimenting, and a great sense for the story arc. Director Stephen Olsson and I felt like we were part of a creative family at her studio. Patsy brings out the best in people, and the high level of respect that she has with her team greatly benefited our project.
Patsy is the best film producer I have ever worked with! Her ability to bring together and manage a diverse team of very creative and energetic people made the impossible become possible. The impact of the films she has worked on have touched millions, changing minds, hearts and lives in the process. If you are doing a film with a purpose, hire Patsy.
VIDEO PRODUCER/DIRECTOR • DOCUMENTARY FILM EDITOR
Patsy Northcutt collaborates with broadcasters, documentary filmmakers, non-profits, creative agencies, corporate in-house teams and independent production companies as a video producer, director and/or documentary film editor.
Northcutt brings deep roots as an editor and storyteller, has a loaded edit suite and can handle the entire post production workflow remotely. The Northcutt edit suite offers beautiful outdoor seating options and a nearby waterfall nestled in redwoods.
CONCEPT TO COMPLETION FILM AND VIDEO PRODUCTION
Northcutt Productions LLC was the production company behind most of the work on this site. Most recently, working with custom teams and independent filmmakers, Northcutt co-produced Global Mosaic, a four-episode TV mini-series that is currently airing primetime on Link TV and KCET (PBS in L.A.)
Patsy and her hand picked teams bring decades of experience working in the early need assessment stages through to distribution on projects ranging from tech marketing and broadcast documentaries to culture shifting web and event videos with that shift audiences’ perceptions in-line with a goal. She can help identify if video storytelling is the appropriate medium, brainstorm ways to leverage the project for maximum results and more.
SUSTAINABILITY AND CULTURE SHIFTING
Northcutt has over two decades of experience communicating sustainability, social justice, purpose, and consciousness raising ideas to inspire audience engagement and culture shifts, internally and externally.
PRACTICING WHAT WE PREACH
We’ve long been aware of the costs to our environment from filmmaking, so we tread lightly where possible—from working lean, hiring local crews and using remote workflows; to eating responsibly and shipping and receiving things slowly rather than overnight; to making sure that our stuff gets a new home as soon as we no longer need it so it can be reused before it’s obsolete, donating used and obsolete gear to ewastecollective.org and paying GreenDisk.com to recycle our Technotrash; and more.
The Northcutt edit suite is based in walking distance from downtown Mill Valley, California located in the San Francisco Bay Area just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Much of our work can be done remotely.