Patrick Milling-Smith is a commercial, theatre, film, immersive media and television Producer who is co-founder/President of international production company SMUGGLER, AdAge’s Production Company of The Year three times running, and co-founder of medium agnostic content company, division7. Amidst media and technology’s rapidly changing landscape, Patrick’s focus remains on storytelling and working with first-class creative talent to create impactful work, that truly resonates, regardless of the medium or platform, from Tony Award Winning Broadway plays, category-defining Virtual & Augmented reality, a Grammy-winning album, to Cannes Lions, Grand Prix’s, Palme d’Ors, Webby’s, Clios, and Emmy-awarded storytelling.
Recent notable projects include Sing Street, which after its run at the New York Theatre Workshop, is opening on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre in March; Skittles Commercial: The Broadway Musical, starring Michael C. Hall, which was referred to as “The Best Super Bowl Ad of the Year” by Forbes; the Emmy Award-winning commercial for SquareSpace, featuring John Malkovich; the internationally acclaimed and eight-time Tony Award-winning musical, Once; the stage adaptation of Robert Evans’ memoir, The Kid Stays in the Picture, which played a sold-out run at the Royal Court Theatre in London; festival favourites Greetings From Tim Buckley and New York Times Critics’ Pick, Weightless.
Experiential work includes Sessions: The Mixed Reality Experience for FX’s Legion, which premiered at San Diego’s Comic-Con, and the Cannes Entertainment Grand Prix and ‘AICP Next’ Best in Show winner, “The Displaced”, a virtual reality film created for the launch of The New York Times VR mobile app. Patrick sat on the board of immersive theatre company Punchdrunk International, best known for Sleep No More, and has served as a jury chairman for both the Clio Awards and Ciclope Festival.