Born and raised in Dublin, Patrick’s academic background is in Anthropology and Sociology, but he has been drawn to filmmaking from a young age. Since moving to London, he has freelanced as a production manager, line producer and producer on pilots, shorts, and features. In 2010, Campbell and director Mahdi Fleifel formed the production company Nakba FilmWorks to produce feature documentary A World Not Ours, which went on to screen at over 100 festivals worldwide, collecting over 30 awards including the Yamagata Grand Prix and the Berlinale Peace Prize.
Their 2016 short documentary, A Man Returned, had its international premiere at the Berlinale where it won the Silver Bear. Their latest short fiction piece, A Drowning Man, formed part of the Official Selection of the 2017 Cannes film festival. Patrick Campbell is currently developing a new fiction feature, Men in the Sun, with Fleifel through Nakba FilmWorks and co-producers Final Cut For Real in Denmark. Alongside this he has different fiction and documentary projects in various stages of development
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