Patrick Sammon has a mix of experience in filmmaking, broadcast journalism, and LGBT political advocacy. He is President of Story Center Productions, LLC, a film production company based in Washington, DC. He is the Creator and Executive Producer of CODEBREAKER.
Sammon turned his idea for CODEBREAKER into a highly acclaimed film that has reached all corners of the globe. He put together an award-winning international production team (including Great Britain-based Furnace Ltd.), secured financing, and helped oversee both the business and creative side of the production. Sammon also developed and implemented a creative and comprehensive grassroots distribution strategy for CODEBREAKER, combining traditional distribution channels with a unique outreach campaign to connect with the target audience. Nearly three million viewers around the world have seen the film through television broadcasts (including a premiere on Channel 4 in the UK), a limited 12-city U.S. theatrical release, film festivals, digital outlets (such as Netflix and iTunes), DVDs, and more than 250 non-theatrical screenings (including dozens in the United Kingdom at venues such as BAFTA, The British Museum, and the University of Sheffield).
Before founding Story Center Productions, Sammon served three years as President of Log Cabin Republicans. Log Cabin advocates for LGBT rights in the Republican Party on behalf of its 20,000 members. As President, Sammon coordinated Log Cabin’s lobbying efforts, developed and implemented the organization’s political strategy, and oversaw media outreach and fund-raising. Sammon appeared on national television news programs including CNN’s “Larry King Live,” “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” “Hardball with Chris Matthews”, ABC’s “Good Morning America,” and “ABC World News.”
Before moving to Washington, DC, Sammon was an award winning television news reporter. He worked three years at WJHL Newschannel 11, the CBS affiliate in the Tri-Cities (Johnston City and Kingsport, TN & Bristol, TN/VA). In 2002, the Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters Association gave him an award for Best News Writing in the state. Sammon also spent three years as a television news reporter at WWNY-TV, the CBS affiliate in Watertown, New York. He received awards from the New York Associated Press Broadcasters Association for best feature reporting and the Syracuse Press Club for best investigative reporting. A summa cum laude graduate of Syracuse University, Sammon is a native of Seattle.