Justice served

A lawyer defends a man accused of a crime in a world where morality has been turned upside down.


Director Biography


Patrick Rea is a prolific, award-winning independent filmmaker recognized for his innovative storytelling and creative directing style in horror and suspense. His feature film, "Nailbiter", won Best Director and/or Best Feature Film awards in several film festivals in 2012,  "Nailbiter" was released on May 28, 2013 through Lionsgate Home Entertainment on DVD/VOD, Redbox and Digital Downloads. It has since aired on FearNet, the Chiller Network and The Horror Channel in the UK.


Rea's stylized short films have screened in over a hundred film festivals around the world. In the summer of 2008, Rea's short film "Woman's Intuition" won a Heartland Emmy Award. In 2009, Rea was co-director on the "Jake Johanssen, I Love You" comedy special, which aired on Showtime throughout 2010. Rea won his second Heartland Emmy Award with the short "Get Off My Porch". He has also been nominated for two Mid-America Emmy Awards.


Other directorial efforts include the recent 6 part docu-series on Kansas City's Children's Mercy Hospital titled "Inside Pediatrics" narrated by Paul Rudd, which received a 2015 Mid-America Emmy Award. His 2010 short film "Do Not Disturb" was featured in the "The Invoking 2" which was released in the Redbox on Oct 6th, 2015 through Image Entertainment.


Rea's latest horror feature "Arbor Demon" (formally "Enclosure") executive produced by Warren Ostergard and Marcel Sarmiento, and starring Fiona Dourif and Jake Busey had its World Premiere at FrightFest in the UK and was released on February 3rd, 2017 in North America through Gravitas Ventures and is currently on HULU.


In 2017, Rea co-wrote 7 episodes for Seasons 3 and 4 of CBS's Daytime Emmy Winning show "The Inspectors".  He also directed two episodes for Season 3 which both aired in the spring of 2018.


Rea's current feature, the family drama, "Belong to Us", had it's festival debut in April of 2018.



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