Patricia Benabe is a documentary film producer and writer. Most recently, she produced Memories of a Penitent Heart (Tribeca Film Festival, 2016). She co-produced The Hand That Feeds (Audience Award, Full Frame Film Festival, 2014) and Reportero (Emmy nominee; POV, 2013). Patricia served as associate producer on Roberto Clemente (ALMA Award, 2009) and as coordinating producer on the Annenberg series An Invitation to World Literature (WGBH, 2010). She field produced for The Undocumented by Marco Williams and Aaron Lubarsky’s The Naturalized, which was commissioned by The History Channel.
Her films have received support from Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, Ford Foundation, Cinereach, Latino Public Broadcasting, ITVS, POV, Chicken and Egg, and LEF.
Patricia regularly writes for the Guatemalan media outlet Nómada. In 2003, she wrote in Por Dentro, the cultural supplement of El Nuevo Día in Puerto Rico. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature and Latin American Studies from NYU, and a Master's in Screenwriting from Escuela TAI in Madrid, Spain.
Currently, Patricia is producing Councilwoman and line producing Hispaniola.
Articles by Patricia, NOMADA
El documental contra la ficción: Reportero vs. Miss Bala, REPLICANTE (17 March 2013)
Women-Directed Documentaries Dominate IFP's 2015 Indie Filmmaker Labs, INDIEWIRE (11 May 2015)