PATRICK JAMES LYNCH
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER of Believe Limited, a WEBBY-award winning boutique content agency and production company making content and programs that build communities and create change. Extensive experience with domestic and international production. Responsibilities to Believe Limited include vision, leadership, strategy, community relations, communications, business development, creative conceptualizing, program design, producing, hosting, directing, acting, and podcasting.
BELIEVE LIMITED specializes in producing story-driven content- podcasts, videos, photos, documentaries, original art, written copy- designed to address advocacy and educational needs in rare and chronic disease communities. #1 content producer and social media influencer in rare bleeding disorders. Client list available upon request. All business inquiries welcome. Believe has overseen production in 17 countries and across all seven continents.
BUZZFEED PROFILE. In late 2018 BuzzFeed released this 8-minute feature on how losing my brother Adam led to building Believe Limited. Shoutout and thank you to director/producer Josh Davis.
NOTABLE DIRECTING, PRODUCING, & ACTING CREDITS
Bombardier Blood (2019) (director, writer, producer) - feature, documentary - Hemophiliac mountaineer Chris Bombardier is on a historic mission to climb Mount Everest and the Seven Summits while fighting for his blood brothers around the globe. Produced in partnership with Save One Life and the Bombardier Blood Fundraising Campaign. Learn more at BombardierBlood.com.
sometimes, i think about dying (2019) (executive producer) - dramatic short film - Fran is thinking about dying, but a man in the office might want to date her. Created in partnership with Entertainment 2 Affect Change (E2AC). ***SUNDANCE 2019 OFFICIAL SELECTION***
Elsewhere (2018) (director, actor, producer) - comedic feature - After bombing their LA debut at the Troubadour, a band battles demons, exes, and excesses at an afterparty in the Hollywood Hills, on the eve of their first west coast tour. Budget: $23,000. WINNER: Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival - Emerging Actor Award, “Benji”; Best Film, Elsewhere. WINNER: NYC International Film Festival - Best Ensemble, Elsewhere (2018). Available on iTunes.
“Stop The Bleeding!” (2013-present) (creator, actor, executive producer) - comedic & educational web series about hemophilia and bleeding disorders. Produced 49 episodes since 2012 totalling over 750,000 views across all platforms. Episodes also available in Spanish. Featured on BuzzFeed; PBS; FOX Sports; Huffington Post; and elsewhere. WINNER: LA WebFest 2018 - Best Premise (Comedy). Available on YouTube.
“Treatment For All” Humanitarian Aid Web Series (2015-present) (director, writer) Led the production and vision on series of web videos and short films depicting the World Federation of Hemophilia’s (WFH) humanitarian impact in developing countries. Videos used for educational, corporate giving, and fundraising objectives. Production shoots in Dakar, Senegal; Jakarta & Bandung, Indonesia; Mumbai & Pune, India; San Salvador, El Salvador; Yerevan, Armenia. Watch and learn more.
My Beautiful Stutter (2019) (executive producer) - feature, documentary - Five teenagers from around the country explore a revolutionary concept: love your stutter. Current Status: Post-production completed. Learn more at MyBeautifulStutter.com.
BloodStream Media (2016-) (founder, chief content officer, host, producer) The only podcast network committed to educational and empowering content for patients and families affected by rare bleeding disorders. Since July 2016, we’ve launched four channels and over 75 episodes. Guests have included: Andy Slavitt, Alex Borstein, Joel Stein, Jeanne White-Ginder, Josh Gordy, and many more. Available on iTunes, Spotify, and Soundcloud.
The BloodLine Podcast presents: von Willebrand Disease (vWD) (producer, interviewer, story consultant), a three-episode special series with dozens of patients, clinicians, and caregivers grappling with the complexities, challenges, and emotional experiences of living with and managing the world’s most common bleeding disorder.
Helping Hany is a three-episode stop-motion animation series following Hannah Braswell at 8, 14, and 18 as she navigates life with a bleeding disorder, before and after her diagnosis. Created in consultation with women with bleeding disorders expert clinician Dr. Jacqueline Lefkowitz.
Powering Through (2013-present) (creator, host, writer) - Inspirational panel series on obstacles, challenges, and what it takes to overcome, held for the benefit of the bleeding disorders community. Produced as part of patient advocacy conferences around the USA. Watch and learn more.
BloodStream Media’s The Factor Revolution: The Last 60 Years in Hemophilia Treatment (executive producer, story consultant), a three-episode special series with over forty interviews from community members, doctors, experts and advocates. We take a deep look at the history of factor treatment from the 1950's to today.
NOTABLE ACTING CREDITS:
“Spencer” (Lead) - “Stop The Bleeding” (2013-) (branded, comedic web series; 8 seasons/49 episodes; multiple awards) STBhemo.com
“Benji” (Supporting Lead) - Elsewhere (2018) feature; comedy; Emerging Actor Award- Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival; Best Ensemble- NYC Independent Film Festival) elsewherefilm.com
“Rob” (Romantic Lead) - “Baker’s Dozen” (Coming 2019); branded web series. Baker’s Dozen.
* my story: from actor to advocate (+++!) and back again *
May, 2007 Graduates Boston University’s School of Theatre w/ BFA in Acting. Signed w/ Harden Curtis Associates. One month before graduation, my 18-year-old brother dies from complications related to hemophilia (rare bleeding disorder).
June, 2007 Williamstown Theatre Festival Non-Equity Company Member. Worked with: Kate Burton, Roger Rees, Nichols Martin, Jason Butler Harner, Richard Kind, Alex Timbers, Dylan and Becky Ann Baker, Ginnifer Goodwin, +++.
February, 2008 Humana Festival - Actors Theatre Louisville. Cast as titular character of featured main stage play at US’s premiere, new play festival: “Gordo” in All Hail Hurricane Gordo by Carly Mensch.
2008-2010 NYC-based, acting (nearly) full-time; off-Broadway and regional theater (Huntington, Cleveland Playhouse), television (Comedy Central, Nick Jr), film (supporting lead), music videos (Bon Jovi), print modeling, and commercials (Playstation, Versus Sports). Add’l credits available upon request. New theatrical representation: The Mine.
2009-2010 Curveball! Introduced to Harm Reduction Center. Launched a “Our Stories: a drama therapy experiment” w/ the clinic’s drug-user clients. Conducted over 50 hours of interviews; adapted transcripts to documentary plays; cast, directed, and produced three theatrical pieces at clinic for benefit of participants, peers, clinicians and staff. Witnessed tremendous impact. Idea forms to create story-driven work to create community and identity support for young people with hemophilia, like my brother. Concept for “Stop The Bleeding!” begins to develop. Will need funding. Decides to turn poker- a profitable hobby- into full time money-making pursuit.
August 2010-April 2011 Ranked top .01% online tournament poker player in world. Sponsored, major live tournament entries in France, Brazil, Bahamas+++. Online poker effectively banned from US in April 2011. Need new money-making pursuit for “Stop The Bleeding!” New idea: pursue grant and sponsorship dollars with advocacy partners.
August 2012 Partnered w/ filmmaker Ryan Gielen on developing concept and secured Season 1 budget. “Stop The Bleeding!’s” first three episodes to go live February 2013.
2013-Present “Stop The Bleeding!” resonates with target audience: young patients and caregivers. Big success. Audience/patient community happy. Sponsor happy. Advocacy partners happy. Model for Believe Limited is born.
Patrick James Lynch on iMDB.
Patrick is an actor, director, and CEO of the digital content agency and production house Believe Limited. He is creator and lead actor of the educational comedy web series on bleeding disorders, “Stop The Bleeding!;” he's the host of Powering Through, the Teen Impact Awards, and The BloodStream Podcast, and he's the director of Bombardier Blood, a feature documentary following hemophiliac mountaineer Chris Bombardier's historic climb of Mount Everest and the Seven Summits while profiling global disparities in hemophilia care. Patrick is a global health advocate and content producer who has led teams in 35 states and across all seven continents. He’s been recognized with the Hemophilia Federation of America’s Health & Wellness Award (2013), the National Hemophilia Foundation’s Meritorious Service Award (2014), and was a featured speaker during the past two WFH’s World Congresses (2016; 2018).