Patrick Sammon, who attended Burien’s Kennedy Catholic High School, has been traveling around the country screening his very first film – “Codebreaker” – based on the life on Alan Turing, a gay man who is considered to be the Godfather of computing.
The film is screening Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. at the AMC Pacific Place theater in downtown Seattle, and Sammon will be present for a Q&A after the film.
“Patrick left his job to pursue his passion of filming a documentary,” said his friend Aimee Lloyd. “The main character of his first film (a docudrama), Alan Turing personally changed the course of World War II for England’s Navy but later was horribly persecuted for being a gay man. This is such an interesting passion project for our friend and an amazing story given the political dialogue going on the country.”
Here’s more about Sammon from the film’s website:
Patrick Sammon is President of Story Center Productions, LLC, a documentary production company based in Washington, DC. Sammon previously worked at Manifold Productions, a documentary production company in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Sammon worked for award winning PBS documentary producer and director Michael Pack.
Before moving to Washington, DC, Sammon was an award winning television news reporter. He worked three years at WJHL Newschannel 11, the CBS affiliate in the Tri-Cities (Johnston City and Kingsport, TN & Bristol, TN/VA). In 2002, the Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters Association gave him an award for Best News Writing in the state. Sammon also spent three years as a television news reporter at WWNY-TV, the CBS affiliate in Watertown, New York. He received awards from the New York Associated Press Broadcasters Association for best feature reporting and the Syracuse Press Club for best investigative reporting.
Sammon served as President of Log Cabin Republicans and Liberty Education Forum from late 2006 until early 2009. Log Cabin advocates for gay rights in the Republican Party on behalf of its 20,000 members. Liberty Education Forum educates conservatives and people of faith about the importance of equality for gay and lesbian people. Sammon coordinated Log Cabin’s lobbying efforts, developed and implemented the organization’s political strategy, and oversaw media outreach and fund-raising. Sammon appeared on national television news programs including CNN’s “Larry King Live,” “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” “Hardball with Chris Matthews”, ABC’s “Good Morning America,” and “ABC World News.”
Here’s a trailer for the film:
For more information about the film, visit: http://www.turingfilm.com/ 
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