Patrick Abboud (Australia)
Writer/Director/Presenter & Founder
Only Human Productions

Patrick (Pat) Abboud is a Walkley winning broadcast journalist, filmmaker, writer, director, presenter. He is the founder of Only Human Productions and a creative partner in Dreamchaser Studios, led by Carl Fennessy and Hugh Marks.

Pat was awarded 2023 Freelance Journalist of the Year by the Walkley Foundation.

He is a 3-time winner at the New York Festivals TV & Radio Awards, 4-time winner at the Australian Podcast Awards, a recipient of the SXSW Innovation Award, a Webby Award and 2-time LGBTQ+ Presenter of the Year finalist. Pat’s work has been nominated for the prestigious Rose D’Or in Europe, a duPont Colombia award and a coveted International Documentary Association award.

DNA Magazine recently called Pat, “a prolific storyteller breaking the mould – he’s Australia’s Louis Theroux”.

Pat is the co-creator of queer true crime podcast, The Greatest Menace: Inside The Gay Prison Experiment for Audible. The series has won 17 international awards.

Pat’s recent film for SBS documentary strand Australia Uncovered: Kids Raising Kids was nominated for Best Documentary at AIDC 2023 and Best Direction at the 2023 Australian Directors Guild Awards.

Pat’s multi-channel installations and interactive documentaries have been commissioned by The Biennale of Sydney, and he’s currently creating a series of site-specific immersive films for the permanent collection at MoAD – the Museum of Democracy.

Formerly at the ABC & SBS TV, Pat founded national current affairs & culture program The Feed, was a foreign correspondent for Dateline, and hosted & directed content for the annual Mardi Gras live TV broadcast. He reported for The Project on Network 10, and hosted Australia’s most downloaded interview program Conversations for the ABC.

In July 2023, Pat brought his production company, Only Human into an exclusive partnership deal with leading content studios Dreamchaser (Australia) & Fifth Season (USA). Together they will co-produce his new slate of TV/ streaming projects for the international market, including Pat’s first foray into drama.