ILION FILM COMPANY is an independent film company, which produces quality films that strive to entertain, educate and make a difference through fostering creativity and community.


Michael Patrei

Filmmaker Michael Patrei is the Director of ILION FILM COMPANY. Michael is the founder of The Guild of Thespian Puppets. He designs and creates all of The Guild’s original puppets. He is also the founder of the UNSPOKEN Human Rights Film Festival, which takes place in Utica, NY each fall.


Michael’s documentary film, BALLOU is a 90 minute feature length documentary about the struggles and triumphs of an inner city high school marching band from Washington, DC. The documentary features interviews with Colin Powell and Jesse JacksonBALLOU has received national attention with:
♦ Its television premiere on the BET network
♦ Screened at the White House for First Lady Laura Bush
♦ Featured stories on Good Morning America and The Ellen DeGeneres Show
♦ “lively and affecting documentary” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post


Ilion Film Company is a D.B.A. of Falling Frames Entertainment, LLC.

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