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Patrick Tarr was born in Vancouver and grew up moving between Edmonton and the suburbs of Toronto. He spent many years working in various roles in film production before becoming a screenwriter. While attending the Canadian Film Centre, Patrick co-wrote The Colony, a 2013 feature film starring Lawrence Fishburne and Bill Paxton. Starting out in television, Patrick was a story consultant on the fourth season of Murdoch Mysteriesand wrote the show’s web series Curse of the Lost Pharaohs, which was nominated for an International Emmy and won a Writers Guild of Canada award for Best Writing in Shorts and Web Series. He has since worked as a writer on the Showcase series King, a writer and consulting producer on seasons one and two of CBC’s Cracked, and as a writer/co-executive producer for three seasons of CTV’s popular medical drama Saving Hope. More recently, Patrick was head writer and executive producer on the third and fourth seasons of the international hit series Cardinal, which won 2020 Canadian Screen Awards for Best Writing in a Dramatic Series, and for Best Dramatic Series. He currently lives in the west end of Toronto with his family.

Patrick has recently started writing a ghost story while completing his novel MURDER BALLAD, an era-spanning literary thriller about the cost of getting away with it, in the tradition of Double Indemnity. Patrick is represented by Samantha Haywood and Devon Halliday.