Patrick Creadon began his career as a cameraman at PBS shooting the critically acclaimed series, The 90’s. His feature-length directorial debut, Wordplay, was a breakout hit at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. The film continues to be one of the top highest grossing documentaries of all time. In 2011, Creadon made his television directing debut on NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He is a graduate of Notre Dame and earned his Master’s degree in Cinematography from the American Film Institute. The recipient of a number of grants and a veteran film festival jury member, Creadon is married to and collaborates with producer Christine O’Malley. They have three children.
If You Build It follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power to re-invent not just their town, but their own sense of what’s possible.
April 08, 2015: Clemson University, Clemson, SC
April 09, 2015: Wallace State Community College, Hanceville, AL
April 12, 2015: Winder Cultural Arts Center, Winder, GA
April 14, 2015: Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA