Meet Patrick



The latest apprentice to join us down in the Boiler Room is Patrick Lagier, a recent graduate of Pacific University whose filmmaking efforts have already taken him to faraway lands like Nepal. We asked him a few questions about his career path so far.

When I’m not working at Potboiler, I spend my time…

Playing video games, finding new adventures, exploring, photographing, writing scripts and plotting grand schemes of self employment.

The last movie/TV show that I absolutely loved was…

Hyper Hard-boiled Gourmet Report, a Japanese culinary show that explores the cultural side of food in extreme locations across the world.

And the last one that I totally hated was…

Three Days to Kill, a rubbery and bland movie that reassures me that the film industry will always be looking for work in it’s sheer ineptitude.

Perhaps that was too harsh, movies are complex beasts full of people who all have contributed vast efforts that go unseen so let me try again: Three Days to Kill is an excellent movie if you have no eyes, no brain, and voted for Mitt Romney. 

So far, I’ve learned the most about filmmaking through…

Producing content on a deadline and being able to improve and calibrate that content over time. 

The part of filmmaking that fascinates me the most is…

The transition from a nebulous cloud of people, equipment, and ideas into a material work over a period of time. Usually this happens between the last day of pre-production and the first day of shooting and then again after the last day of shooting and the first day of editing/post production.

The next movie/video that I’m going to make is…

…hopefully a narrative short produced quickly and for fun, or alternatively something (anything!) that facilitates a trade of personal labor for economic compensation. 

In five years you’ll find me…

…feasting with Kings, royalty, and notable personalities. 

Just kidding, more likely I’ll be in the process of settling into a career job that balances editing and production skills to create content that I am passionate about.  I hope I haven’t moved to L.A out of desperation for work yet.