Patrick Milling Smith
Chief Executive Officer / Partner
Patrick Milling-Smith is a commercial, theater, film, immersive media and television Producer who is co-founder/managing partner of international production company SMUGGLER, Ad Age's 2017 production company of the year, and co-founder of leading virtual reality experience studio, Here Be Dragons. Amidst media and technologies rapidly changing landscape, Patrick’s focus remains on storytelling and working with first-class creative talent to create impactful work, that truly resonates, regardless of the medium or platform, from Tony Award Winning Broadway plays, category-defining Virtual & Augmented reality, a Grammy-winning album, to Cannes Lions, Grand Prixs, Palme d’Ors, Webby’s, Clios, and Emmy-awarded storytelling.
Notable projects include the recently awarded Emmy for best commercial work with John Malkovich and SquareSpace the international hit and 8 x Tony Award Winning Musical, Once, festival favorite feature film Greetings From Tim Buckley, hit Broadway show, Seminar, starring Alan Rickman and extended by Jeff Goldblum, a mixed reality experience for FX’s Legion which premiered at San Diego’s Comic-Con last July, and the stage adaptation of Robert Evans memoir The Kid Stays in the Picture, written and directed by Simon McBurney, which had a sold-out limited engagement this March 2017 in London at the Royal Court Theatre to critical acclaim and comes to Broadway for a limited run in September 2018. Patrick served on the Jury Chairman of the Clios awards and on the board of The New York Theatre Workshop and currently sits on the board of leading Immersive theatre company Punchdrunk International (Sleep No More).
Upcoming film projects include Wild Geese and Becket, adapted by Academy Award Winner William Monahan (The Departed, Kingdom of Heaven).