Matthew Patrick (T’09)
Summer 2015 - Matthew Patrick (T’09) is currently CEO of Theorist Inc., a consultancy and production house co-owned with fellow Duke alum Stephanie Patrick (T’09) specializing in digital media with an emphasis on online video. Theorist Inc. supports brands and major digital creators in establishing their online presence and finding their organic audience in the digital space. The firm has worked with over 100 clients, including Samsung, Warner Bros., Ubisoft, Defy Media, and YouTube. As part of Theorist operations, Matthew (or MatPat as audiences know him) also currently oversees a team of 10+ to operate two of the largest and fastest-growing YouTube channels online: The Game Theorists and The Film Theorists. These channels reach nearly 50 million viewers per month with 5 million+ dedicated subscribers. The channels specialize in educating through pop-culture media with an emphasis on exploring science, math, and history topics through video games and movies. Matthew’s work has been featured by Forbes Online and Businessweek. He speaks regularly at national conferences as a digital audience development expert and will be featured on the cover of the August 2015 edition of Content Marketing World.
Summer 2012 - Matthew Patrick (T’09) After spending two successful years acting and directing along the East Coast, Matthew has moved to sunny Los Angeles where he is producing a highly successful web series called Game Theory. Hailed by fans as “the best simultaneously entertaining and educational show [they've] ever seen across all forms of media,” Game Theory has grown from an independent project to an official YouTube partnership and syndication across three major web publications. Now, Matthew is looking to transfer his experience with growing an audience into a career helping other young media producers do the same for their work. Check out Game Theory here: http://www.screwattack.com/shows/partners/game-theory
Winter 2011 - Patrick is back on the job hunt after recently finishing the film Ask Me, Tell Me, the third installment in a series sponsored by NYU and its department of Public Health Solutions. Prior to that, Matthew assistant directedElectra in a One-Piece, a new off-off-Broadway play earning a "Critic's Pick" distinction from Backstage.com. He also worked on the lighting for the off-Broadway premiere of Neil Labute's Break of Noon and starred in the workshop production of Broadcast from Bethlehem. The WISE Foundation awarded Matthew the title of "Outstanding Emerging Artist" for his work this summer playing Damis in a world premiere translation of Moliere's Tartuffe at the Peterborough Players.
Winter 2009 - Patrick played the summer season at the Mt. Washington Valley Theatre located in the middle of the White Mountain Range in North Conway, NH. There, he performed four shows, including High School Musical (Chad US/Jock) and The Producers (Sabu/Rolf/Bum/Little Old Lady/Others) with director Clay James and Blood Brothers (Edward Lyons) and Hello, Dolly! (Barnaby Tucker) with director Andrew Glant-Linden. He performed as Jonathan Harker in a new production of Bram Stoker's Dracula for the month of October in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.