Patrick Coyle

Adjunct Faculty


Media Arts

Patrick Coyle just completed work on his third film, THE PUBLIC DOMAIN, a film noir that unifies around the 2007 collapse of the 35W Bridge. The film was produced by MCAD alum Katelyn Haugdahl and has been picked up for distribution by Landmark Theatres.

In 2009, he released his second feature film, INTO TEMPTATION, starring Kristin Chenoweth, Jeremy Sisto, and Brian Baumgartner. INTO TEMPTATION premiered at The Newport Beach Film Festival where Sisto won a best acting award. The film played theatrically in seven cities and has been released throughout North America by Millennium Entertainment, on Showtime, and on the Encore Network.

Coyle's first feature film, DETECTIVE FICTION, based on his award-winning stage play, premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and won awards at the Newport (RI) International Film Festival and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. DETECTIVE FICTION was released theatrically by Landmark Theatres and played for two years on the Sundance Channel.

Coyle wrote, directed, and acted in all his films. He also writes plays and screenplays, winning the 2006 McKnight Screenwriting Fellowship for his original script, BROKEN BOW, and a 2014 MN Artists Initiative Grant and a Legacy Grant for THE PUBLIC DOMAIN. He acted as artistic director of The Original Theatre Company from 1999 to 2005, directing three new plays and two festivals of original one acts.