Born in 1985 in Hong Kong and raised in Canada, Patrick Lo is a screenwriter/director and new-media designer. In 2006, he graduated from School of Design at George Brown with honours. Since then, his films and interactive projects have been shown in Asia/Europe/North America, some of which were featured in the Toronto Star, National Post, Huffington Post, and Wired UK. His online videos have collectively gathered over 30 million views.
Inspired by the works of cinematic storytellers such as Krzysztof Kieślowski, Wong Kar-Wai, and Éric Rohmer, Lo's stories explore the lives of introspective characters who often speak with contradictions.

(I've always found personal biographies to be self-indulgent and pretentious when they are written in third-person, but let's agree that most of us are hypocrites.)
Based in:
Email:
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plo@pleaseleaveon.com
647 990 1364
@pleaseleaveon

PRESS / FESTIVALS


2016


DAILT HIVE
"Trans-Canada Fryway" is featured on Daily Hive. LINK
CBC RADIO
"Trans-Canada Fryway" is featured on Ontario Morning. LINK
NATIONAL POST
"Trans-Canada Fryway" is featured on the frontpage and in the Food & Drink section of the National Post. LINK
NATIONAL SCREEN INSTITUTE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Film: Claire's Birthday

 


2015


KLAPPE AUF KURZFILMFESTIVAL
Film: Disco Temple
HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL
Film: Disco Temple
FAKE FLESH FILM FESTIVAL
Film: Disco Temple
FEATURED ON NESTLE.JP
"Dan Invited Hannah Over For Dinner" is screened as part of "Short films of the world ★ Masterpieces" on Nestle Japan. LINK
CINEPHONE INTERNATIONAL SMARTPHONE SHORTFILM FESTIVAL
Film: In The Mood For Divorce
FEATURED ON CANAL+
"Jurassic Park Melodica" appeared on the show "L'Oeil de Links" on french channel CANAL+. LINK
DEADLINE DETROIT
Short video "Rising From The Ashes" is featured on Deadline Detroit. LINK
DAILY SHORT PICK ON FILM SHORTAGE
"Claire's Birthday" is the featured daily short pick on Film Shortage. LINK

2014


SYNESTHESIA FILM FESTIVAL
Film: Dan Invited Hannah Over For Dinner
INDIE MEMPHIS FILM FESTIVAL
Film: Disco Temple
FEATURED ON THE VERGE
Viral video "Jurassic Park Melodica" is featured on The Verge, alongside with Jeff Goldblum's rendition of the theme song. LINK
NATIONAL SCREEN INSTITUTE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Film: Faces Of Hillary
PAGE INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING AWARDS
Quarter-finalist, for screenplay "Born Free"
TORONTO SMARTPHONE FILM FESTIVAL
Film: In The Mood For Divorce
SOUL 4 REEL FILM FESTIVAL
Film: Dan Invited Hannah Over For Dinner
NATIONAL SCREEN INSTITUTE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Film: Dan Invited Hannah Over For Dinner

2013


NOW-PLAYING AT INDIEFLIX.COM
"Dan Invited Hannah Over For Dinner" available for streaming on IndieFlix.com. LINK
WAITING IN LINE 3D FEATURED
Art game "Waiting In Line 3D" is featured on Wired UK, Yahoo, Huffington Post, Animal New York, plus more.
CSS DESIGN AWARDS
Website of the Day Winner for website "Cynical People". LINK
SELECTED FOR VIMEO STAFF PICKS
"Dan Invited Hannah Over For Dinner" is featured as a Vimeo Staff Pick! LINK
FEATURED ARTICLE ON "SHORT OF THE WEEK"
"Dan Invited Hannah Over For Dinner" is featured on "Short of the Week". LINK
KIA ARCADE MACHINE GAME AT THE LUMINATO FESTIVAL
Part of Luminato Festival 2013 in Toronto.
BERLIN MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS
Music Video: Strip down - "Chez Moi"
BODDINALE FILM FESTIVAL
Music Video: Strip down - "Chez Moi" (Winner of the music video category)

2012


BLUECAT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
Quarter-finalist, for screenplay "Off Record"
FEATURED ON CRACKED.COM
Viral video "Jurassic Park Melodica" is featured as one of "The 9 Most Brilliant Pieces of Comedy Hiding on YouTube" on Cracked. LINK
FEATURED ON HIP YOUNG THING
Anonymous confession website "Sometimes I Feel" is featured on Hip Young Thing. LINK
FEATURED ON BEST WEEK EVER
Viral video "Jurassic Park Melodica" is featured on VH1's "Best Week Ever". LINK

2011


CHAMPION SCREENWRITING COMPETITION
Quarter-finalist, for screenplay "Off Record"
FEATURED ARTICLE ON BLOGTO
Retro game "Ride the Better Way" is featured on BlogTO. LINK
FEATURED ON TORONTOIST
Retro game "Ride the Better Way" is featured on Torontoist. LINK
OPERATION KINGFISH LAUNCHES CALL OF DUTY XP EVENT
Short film "Operation Kingfish" launches at Activision's live event in LA.
FIND MAKAROV FEATURED ON TORONTO STAR, NATIONAL POST, IGN, GAMESPOT, ETC.
Short film "Find Makarov" gathers international attention from gaming publishers, websites, and blogs.

2010


WINNER OF DORITOS VIRALOCITY
We Can Pretend is the grand prize winner of the 2010 Doritos Viralocity contest.