Creative Producer / Director / Editor




Creative Producer / Director / Editor

Patsy Northcutt is an Emmy® Award winning documentary producer / director / editor and the principal of Northcutt Productions. She has a deep understanding of business and sustainability. Clients include Apple, NASA, Intel, KCETLink (PBS in L.A.), University of San Francisco, Pachamama Alliance, Bioneers and Global Footprint Network.

Patsy’s lifelong love of filmmaking is coupled with decades of business experience and commitment to telling engaging stories that inspire humanity towards a positive and sustainable future.

1) Concept to completion film and video production, with crews large and small.
2) Freelance Creative Producer / Director / Editor
3) Senior Editor with MacPro/Adobe CC edit suite.

Northcutt is known for bringing together fun, energetic and creative teams who share the mission and values of the project, and get the job done on time and on budget. She builds custom teams for each project and draws from a cadre of expert writers, artists, and technicians that she’s worked with for many years.

Patsy has 25 years experience running a business and creating films that speak to the heart of audiences and achieve intended results. She is profoundly committed to quality and client satisfaction. Awards include:
• NorCal Emmy® Award – Best Documentary
• Global Award – Montana CINE International Festival
• Gold Cindy-Interactive Marketing – Siemens Semiconductors
• Chairman Award – WebWare



Apple – New Product Marketing Videos
Falling Awake – Rebranding & Communications Strategy
Apple, AT&T, IBM & Siemens – Collaborative Marketing Videos
MicrobeDx – Healthcare Startup Branding & Website


  • 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.

    Phac Le Tuan, Ph.D.
    Former Executive, Apple
  • 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.

    Thomas Schwarcz, Ph.D.
    Former V.P. Alliances, Siemens
  • 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.

    Tracy Apple
    Director of Educational Program Content, Pachamama Alliance
  • 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.

    Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D.
    President, Global Footprint Network
  • 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.

    David Payne
    Former Founder and CEO, Extreme Learning
  • 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.

    Brian Thomas Swimme, Ph.D.
    Host & Co-Writer, Journey of the Universe
  • 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!

    Nina Simons
    President and Co-Founder, Bioneers/CHI
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  • 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.

    Kim Spencer
    Co-Founder, Link TV & Executive Producer, KCETLink
  • 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.

    Jon Love
    Former Director, Strategic Initiatives, Pachamama Alliance




Northcutt begins with high-level strategy sessions and can provide and manage everything from scriptwriting to creative design, casting of talent and content experts, cinematography, editing, original music scoring, graphic design and animation, and all related post-production services. She can work with small, nimble teams or larger, more elaborate crews. Some clients are closely involved with the production process, others hand it all over to her.

Patsy Northcutt works via Northcutt Productions and in a freelance capacity as Creative Producer, Director and/or Editor with broadcasters, creative agencies, corporate in-house teams and independent filmmakers.

Patsy brings deep roots as an editor and storyteller, and enjoys working as the editor on select projects or supervising the entire post-production process. She can work on-site or host multiple work-stations in her MacPro/Adobe CC edit suite.

Northcutt has two decades of experience communicating sustainability, purpose, social responsibility, and consciousness shifting ideas to inspire audience engagement and culture shifts, internally and externally.




We are based in the San Francisco Bay Area, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, in walking distance from downtown Mill Valley.