Inspiring Filmmaker: 2017

Dr. Patricia Beckmann-Wells

Los Angeles, California
Dr. Patricia Beckmann-Wells

Patricia Beckmann Wells, EdD. is an independent animator, author, and tenured professor.  She teaches animation, game/toy design, virtual reality production and emerging technologies at Irvine Valley College in Irvine California.  Patricia worked on several movies as an animator for Warner Brothers Digital and other film companies.  She was the Manager of Shorts Development at Film Roman, and while there three of her entries won the Playboy Animation Festival.    This experience lead her to develop content for Oxygen Media, the Romp, and Playboy.  Patricia was an executive in charge of training for Walt Disney Animation studios and Dreamworks SKG, assisting Dreamworks to build production studios in India.  She has also authored several publications on 3D software and art.  Most recently she published “Face It: A Visual Reference for Multi-Ethnic Modeling”, an art book on how to use forensic evidence provided by skulls from around the world to model ethnically accurate facial features using 3D software.  She is currently developing for Virtual and Augmented reality, as well as creating more short films.  Her dissertation developed a storytelling software that uses webgl, google analytics, and augmented reality.  Patricia holds a doctorate in Educational Psychology and Leadership from the University of Southern California, and a Masters in Cinema from the University of Southern California.  She is currently on production for ‘Don’t Cry’, a collaboration with ‘Big D and the Kids Table’.

FILM: Family Tale

Family Tale

Through love, loss, and determination, the definition of family is rewritten.

Past Screenings:
  • Animafest Zagreb
  • Green Bay Film Festival
  • Inspired Faith Film Festival
  • Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival
  • Tricky Women Film Festival