Patrick Creadon (born May 1, 1967) is an American film director primarily known for his work in independent documentary films. His first film, Wordplay, profiled New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz and premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. The film screened in over 500 theatres nationwide and became the second-highest grossing documentary of that year. His second film, I. O. U. S. A., was a non-partisan examination of America's national debt problem and forecast the global financial crisis of 2008-2009. I. O. U. S. A premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and was later named one of film critic Roger Ebert's Top 5 Documentaries of the Year. Other works include the documentary features If You Build It (2013), All Work All Play (2015), and the 30 for 30 installment Catholics vs. Convicts (2016) in association with ESPN Films. He has also worked as a commercial and television director. Creadon is one of only a handful of filmmakers to release multiple films that were ranked within the Top 100 highest-grossing documentaries of all time. Other filmmakers who have accomplished this include Werner Herzog (Encounters at the End of the World, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) and Academy Award winners Michael Moore (Sicko, Capitalism: A Love Story), Charles H. Ferguson (No End in Sight, Inside Job), and Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, It Might Get Loud, and Waiting for 'Superman' ).
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