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Patrick Creadon (Director)

Patrick Creadon is a 1989 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received his master’s degree in cinematography from the American Film Institute (1996). His directorial debut Wordplay, a feature-length documentary about New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz, premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and was sold to IFC Films after an intense bidding war.  The film went on to become the second-highest grossing documentary of 2006 and was the Best Reviewed Documentary of 2006 (according to Other films include I.O.U.S.A., If You Build It (2014), and a recent installment about Notre Dame football for ESPN's award-winning documentary series 30 for 30 (2016). He and his wife, producer Christine O'Malley, live in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles where they are raising their three daughters.


Christine O'Malley (Producer)

Christine O'Malley has been making documentaries for film and television as a creative producer for over 15 years. She began her work in non-fiction on the Biography series for A&E before serving as associate producer on the Academy-Award nominated documentary film Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room (2004). Wordplay, the first feature length film she produced through her production company O’Malley Creadon Productions, was nominated for both a Critics’ Choice Award and a National Board of Review Award for “Best Documentary of 2006.” O'Malley and Creadon's second film, I.O.U.S.A., had its world premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Other producing credits include Harry Shearer’s documentary The Big Uneasy (2010), Sundance Selects’ These Amazing Shadows (2011), Superheroes (2011), If You Build It (2014), and a film for ESPN's 30 for 30 series. She is married to and collaborates with director, Patrick Creadon. In addition to making films, they are raising 3 daughters in Los Angeles.


Jerry Barca (Producer, Writer)

Jerry Barca recently produced two ESPN Films for the 30 for 30 series: “Catholics vs. Convicts” (2016) and “The Last Days of Knight” (2018). He co-founded Joyce Entertainment, which served as the executive producer of Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2012), a film about the avant-garde sportswriter, man of letters and editor of The Paris Review. Plimpton! had theater runs in New York and Los Angeles before making its national television premiere on the PBS series American Masters. He is a regular contributor to, where he writes about leadership as seen through sports. He has written two non-fiction narrative sports books: Big Blue Wrecking Crew (2016) and Unbeatable (2013). He is a graduate of Seton Hall Prep with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their four children.