Patricia Rozema

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Patricia Rozema (ROSE-ah-ma) achieved prominence with her first feature film, "I've Heard the Mermaids Singing" (1987). Born to Dutch immigrants in a small town in Ontario, Canada, she was raised as a strict Calvinist ... Read more »
Born: 08/19/1958 in Sarnia, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Director (14)

Into the Forest 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Urban Menace 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Happy Days 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Director

The Hunger 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

This Might Be Good 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Mansfield Park 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Yo-Yo Ma: Inspired by Bach 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Director

Six Gestures 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

When Night Is Falling 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Montreal Vu Par... 1990 (Movie)

("Desperanto or Let Sleeping Girls Lie") (Director)

The White Room 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

I've Heard the Mermaids Singing 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Passion: A Letter in 16mm 1984 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (8)

Into the Forest 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

This Might Be Good 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mansfield Park 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

When Night Is Falling 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Montreal Vu Par... 1990 (Movie)

("Desperanto or Let Sleeping Girls Lie") (Screenplay)

The White Room 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I've Heard the Mermaids Singing 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Grey Gardens (TV Show)

Teleplay
Producer (4)

A Wrinkle in Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Curtis's Charm 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The White Room 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

I've Heard the Mermaids Singing 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)
Editor (2)

The White Room 1990 (Movie)

(Editor)

I've Heard the Mermaids Singing 1987 (Movie)

(Editor)
Production Management (1)

The Fly 1986 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)
Other (2)

A Fortified City 1992 (Movie)

collaborator (Production)

Unfinished Business 1982 (Movie)

(to Don Owen) (Assistant)

Biography

Patricia Rozema (ROSE-ah-ma) achieved prominence with her first feature film, "I've Heard the Mermaids Singing" (1987). Born to Dutch immigrants in a small town in Ontario, Canada, she was raised as a strict Calvinist and did not see her first film until she was a teenager. After graduating from Calvin College in Michigan, Rozema returned to Canada to work on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's nightly news program "The Journal". She first worked in films as an assistant to producer-director Don Owen on his feature "Unfinished Business" in 1983. After taking a five-week night course in film production, Rozema directed two shorts, "Urban Menace" (1984) and the award-winning "Passion: A Letter in 16mm" (1985). She gained further experience working as 3rd assistant director on David Cronenberg's 1986 remake of "The Fly".

Relationships

Lesley Barber Music

Companion

EDUCATION

Calvin College

Grand Rapids , Michigan 1981

Calvin College

Grand Rapids , Michigan 1981

Milestones

2008

Directed "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl"; based on the popular line of dolls

2007

Executive produced the HBO series, "Tell Me You Love Me"; also directed episodes

2000

Directed an adaptation of Samuel Beckett's "Happy Days"

1999

Wrote and directed the adaptation of Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park"

1998

Won an Emmy for the 'Six Gestures' segment of the limited series "Yo-Yo Ma Inspired by Bach"

1995

Directed third feature "When Night is Falling"

1990

Directed and wrote "The White Room"; also co-produced

1987

Feature directing debut, "I've Heard the Mermaids Singing"

1986

Short film "Passion: A Letter in 16mm" won second prize at Chicago Film Festival

1986

Worked as third assistant director to David Cronenberg on "The Fly"

1985

Studied filmmaking in five-week course

1984

Made first short film, "Urban Menace"

1983

First feature credit, as assistant to producer-director Don Owen on "Unfinished Business"

1981

Worked at CBC nightly news program "The Journal"

While attending college, began to write and direct theatrical productions

Born and raised in Canada

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