Producer and writer, and president of San Rafael Films has spent the last fifteen years immersed in the “beautiful and profound” culture of Mexico.
Pat's film work is based on academic training in research and writing and an interest in the culture of Mexico that took clear focus in the 1990’s. Research at that time produced Holy Week in San Miguel, 1993, the book that provided the foundation for the first of the three films produced with Robert S. Cozens, Darkness Into Light: Semana Santa, San Miguel, 1997; Guadalupe, Mother of All Mexico, 2000; Following the Spirit, 2005
Collins is now developing broadcast and non-broadcast distribution for the films as a series with narration by Edward James Olmos. She is also working with Dr. Debra Andrist (University of St Thomas, Houston, Texas) to develop study guides for various academic and group uses.
Producer and Director, brings a lifetime of film excellence to the development of DARKNESS INTO LIGHT
Filmmaker Robert Cozens' (www.cozmoziz.com) career spans over 25 years and two continents. As producer, director, writer, cinematographer and photographer, his projects have impacted public opinion and policy toward matters of public health, social issues and environmental concerns. Cozens' films have helped bridge gaps of cultural understanding in the US and abroad. In 1996 Cozens' film, CHICANO!: Fighting for Political Power was screened at the White House for President Clinton and members of his cabinet.
Cozens' international career began as producer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in the mid-60's. His film and television work has been distributed on Public Television and internationally.
DARKNESS INTO LIGHT- Following the Spirit, Gold Special Jury Award, WorldFest Houston,Texas 2005
DARKNESS INTO LIGHT - Semana Santa, San Miguel & Guadalupe: Mother of All Mexico, Silver Awards, WorldFest, Houston, Texas. 1997 & 1999.
CHICANO! (PBS Series) -The National Council of La Raza, 1996 Bravo Award for Community Service; Nosotros 1997 Golden Eagle Award for Outstanding Documentary; Imagen Foundation 1997 Imagen Award for Informational Programming. Educational Opportunity Program Award -1996 California State University, Los Angeles
HONOR SQUADRONS - Winner-1995 Max Karant Journalism Award
LIVING WITH AIDS - Bronze Award, New York International Film and Television Festival; Merit Award: 1991Francis C. Moore, MD Medical Journalism Competition. Silver Star of Texas Media Award, Texas Hospital Association's Committee on Public Health & Marketing.
REINA DE LA SELVA - Gertrude Blom: A Portrait Silver Award, Houston International Film Festival 1989. Television Feature Award-Gold; Women in Communications, Inc. (W.I.C.I) 1990. Vanguard Award, W.I.C.I., 1990. Bronze Award, New York International Film and Television Festival
ELISSA: A TALL SHIP FOR TEXAS - Gold Special Jury Award, Houston International Film Festival 1986.
ARMAND BAYOU: AN URBAN WILDERNESS - Mitchell A. Wilder Award for Excellence, Texas Museum Association, 1986; Gold Special Jury Award, Houston International Film Festival 1986.
RIVER OF INNOCENCE - Special Jury Award, Houston International Film Festival, 1984; Honorable Mention, New York Film Festival, 1984.
JOURNEY TO THE SKY - Silver Medal, New York International Film & Television Festival; Certificate of Merit, Chicago International Film Festival.
Pas de deux, A DANCE OF TWO COUNTRIES - Gold Award for Documentaries, Festival of the Americas; Screening Edinburgh Film Festival; Certificate of Merit, Chicago International Film Festival.
GALVESTON: GILDED AGE OF THE GOLDEN ISLE - Cine Golden Eagle Award, Council on International Non-theatrical Events, 1978; Golden Venus Medallion, Greater Miami International Film Festival 1978; Silver Award, 13th Chicago International Film Festival, 1978.