Cinema Five Films is an Emmy Award & Telly Award winning full service post-production company based in New York City. We focus on creating dynamic content for a variety of clientele in every format imaginable. Our specialty is our work in commercials and on air promotions but we also have extensive experience in narrative, documentary, corporate, music video and live performance. Owner Patrick Donnelly is an award winning Director of Photography and Director, boasting over 25 years of experience in every facet of production.
We own and use the gold standard, ARRI Alexa Mini camera, as well as some of the finest cinematic lenses available in the world. Our top of the line post-production suites are equipped with AVID Media Composer, Premiere Pro, Pro Tools, After Effects, Photoshop, DaVinci Resolve and Logic Pro. Our in-house roster of editors, graphic designers and sound mixers bring decades of experience to the table and are able to tackle any job, big or small.
We provide a true one stop shop approach to post-production that helps to keep your projects on schedule and on budget.
Director / Cinematographer
Patrick Donnelly entered the film business after graduating from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Cinema studies. His first break came when he obtained a staff position at Rick Levine Productions, one of the most prestigious commercial production companies at the time. He moved on to work as a Key Grip, Gaffer, Camera Operator, Director of Photography and and now as a Writer/ Producer/Director. Patrick has worked on a wide range of projects including "GirlFight" as second unit DP, which won Best Picture at the Sundance Film Festival. "A-Alike" which won the Academy Award for best student short. He has shot 155 live performances for MTV/VH1 from some of the music industries biggest acts. He Wrote/Directed/DP'd his feature film debut with his independent movie "Divergence", which won Best Picture in 5 film festivals. He was Director/DP on the MTV "Rhapsody Cross Channel" commercial which won a Promax BDA Award. His "Geico/New New Years Eve" spot won Honorable Mention at the Creativity International Awards. He also won an EMMY as DP for the MTV daytime commercial, "Mio, The Seven". Patrick recently won a TELLY award as Director/Cinematographer for "James Arthur , Say you won't Let Go, VMA's" performance commercial.
Mark Breese Editor
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Mark Breese has worked in film and television for over a decade. As an editor he has done extensive work for outlets such as MTV, VH1, College Humor, LOGO and PBS. He has edited commercials for hundreds of clients including Victoria's Secret, Lexus, Subway, Toyota, Burger King, Geico, Old Spice, AT&T, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Pepsi, as well as every major movie studio. He has edited dozens of music videos and live performances from such artists as Lorde, Twenty One Pilots, Zedd, Haim, Alt-J, Dillon Francis, Trinidad James, and Hunter Hayes. Mark lives in New Jersey with his wife and two dogs.
Bill Levy / Editor / Producer
Bill Levy is an editor, producer, and 20 year veteran of the TV industry. After starting his career with PBS and Nickelodeon, he’s gone on to edit and produce hundreds of successful on-air promos, upfront presentations, and sizzle reels for networks like MTV and VH1. Over the years, he’s created campaigns for the channels’ biggest franchises, like Real World, Catfish, Jersey Shore, and Love n’ Hip-Hop. Bill was also lead editor on the Discovery Channel series “Head Games,” and the creator of the VH1 digital series, “VH1 Fashion Face-Off." Bill attended Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied fine art and film.