Patty West hails from the Chicago area and holds a B.S. from Northwestern University and a M.F.A. in Producing from the AFI Conservatory. As a producer, her short films have premiered at AFI FEST, been a New York Times Critic's Pick, screened at OutFest and aired on the Showtime Networks. Patty began in LA working in freelance production and then went on to work for producer Carol Baum (FATHER OF THE BRIDE, THE GOOD GIRL) as a Creative Executive. She has since worked for the AFI Conservatory and the AFI Directing Workshop for Women. She also programs the Harold Lloyd Master Seminars and has brought such guests as Luc Besson, David Cronenberg, Sam Mendes and Rian Johnson to the AFI campus. Patty has taught producing workshops to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of New Orleans. She helped found the AFI Alumni Mentor Program and serves as Co-Chair. Currently, she is finishing her first narrative feature film, SOME GIRL(S), for her newly founded company, Leeden Media. SOME GIRL(S) will be available in theaters and Vimeo On Demand worldwide starting June 28, 2013.
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