Patrick Milling-Smith is a film, theatre, commercial and new media producer who co-founded international production company SMUGGLER. Since its inception, SMUGGLER has taken home the coveted Cannes Lions Palme d’Or three times, including most recently in 2015, as well as several Cannes Lions Grand Prixes, AICP Awards, Tony’s, Olivier’s, Emmy’s, the Grammy and D&AD Pencils. SMUGGLER has also been recognized as Production Company of the Year several times by the Clio Awards, British Arrows, Ad Week and Creativity Magazine and was among six honorees of the Made in NY Award, presented by Mayor Bloomberg.
Upcoming film projects include Beautiful Ruins, a co-production with Cross-Creek. Based on the New York Times best selling novel of the same name, Beautiful Ruins is being adapted and directed by Todd Field. Patrick has also teamed up again with Once the Musical scribe Enda Walsh (Hunger) to produce Weightless, a drama starring Alessandro Nivola. Patrick is also producing a remake of the cult classic Wild Geese, written by Academy Award winner William Monahan, and Becket, also adapted by William Monahan and to be directed by Michael Mann (Heat, The Insider, Black Hat).
Recent theatre projects include Theresa Rebeck’s play Seminar, directed by 2015 Tony Award Winner Sam Gold, starring Alan Rickman and then Jeff Goldblum in an extension, and Enda Walsh’s Once, directed by John Tiffany, which was awarded eight Tonys including Best Musical along with the 2013 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album. In addition to touring the US, Once has played in Toronto, Australia, Japan, Korea and London’s West End where it was nominated for six Olivier Awards including Best Musical and went on to win two. Patrick is currently producing The Kid Stays in the Picture, a play based on Hollywood Legend Robert Evans’ memoirs, which is expected to hit Broadway in 2017, and Lynne Nottage’s play Ivory Highway, to be directed by Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow at The Public Theatre.