Patrick Melton Biography

(Screenwriter, Producer, Novelist)

Writer Patrick Melton is a father of one.

Relationship Facts of Patrick Melton

  • Patrick Melton is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Patrick Melton?

Patrick Melton’s relationship status is probably single.

He is a single father of two: a daughter and a son. Their mother is unknown through the sources.

Who is Patrick Melton?

Patrick Melton is an American screenwriter, producer, and novelist.

Patrick Melton is famous for co-writing the 2005 movie Feast along with Marcus Dunstan which won Project Greenlight.

Patrick Melton’s Early Life, Education

Melton was born on June 18, 1975, in Champaign, Illinois and grew up in Evanston, Illinois to Anglo-Saxon ancestry.

He completed his schooling from Evanston Township High School, Evanston, Illinois.

Then he went to the University of Lowa, Lowa where he did a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies.

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Caption: Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (Source: Film Stage)

For his Master’s Degree, he attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and received an MFA in screenwriting.

He met Marcus Dunstan during college and soon became good friends. Now, they are writing partners.

Professional Career of Patrick Melton in Movies

His first debut was the 2005 movie Feast which he co-wrote with Marcus Dunstan. The movie got good criticism from the audiences and even won Project Greenlight Season 3.

Based on its success, it has two sequels; Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds in 2008 and Feast 3: The Happy Finish in 2009.

Melton worked in the horror movie Saw which became the most successful franchise of all time. This brought him worldwide recognition. Then he wrote Saw 4, Saw 5, and Saw 3D.

He wrote the home invasion thriller The Collector (2009), which was directed by his longtime writing partner, Marcus Dunstan. The movie was followed by the sequel in the name The Collection which was released in 2012.

In December 2011, Melton and Dunstan sold a sci-fi pitch titled Rise to Warner Bros. and Outliers in 2013.

Melton & Dunstan performed writing work on the religious-themed horror/thriller film titled The Occult(2013) directed by Christian E. Christiansen.

In 2015, they co-wrote a screenplay for the 11th Halloween installment, which was originally planned for a release in 2015 under the direction of Dunstan.

In October 2016, they were selected to write for the adaptation of Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings.

Patrick Melton’s Work in TV Shows

Melton and Dunstan sold several ideas to FOX, CBS, and ABC.

In October 2006, the duo sold their first television idea to FOX titled The Vineyard. It was a raunchy half-hour horror/comedy with Family Guy.

In 2008, they sold an hour-long drama to CBS titled The Good Neighbor.

In 2009, they also collaborated with Clive Barker and sold an hour-long drama titled Clive Barker’s Hotel to ABC.

Melton as a Novelist

On October 5, 2011, Melton co-wrote his debut novel with Marcus Dunstan and Stephen Romano. The book was published by Mulholland Book, UK.

It is currently being adapted into a film for producer Michael De Luca.

How Much Does Patrick Melton Earn?

Melton’s net worth is $2 million US as of 2022. He earns most of his earnings from screenwriting.

His annual income is $50,000 plus.


  • Melton performed an uncredited production polish on My Bloody Valentine 3-D and Piranha 3-D.
  • While in production on his first produced film, Feast, he wrote a draft of Highlander: The Source for Dimension Films.
  • He also wrote a draft for the remake of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser and David Cronenberg’s Scanner.
  • Melton worked briefly on Rob Zombie’s Halloween II.
  • He wrote a draft of William Castle’s The Tingler remake at Columbia Pictures.
  • He adapted Kirsten Baldock and Fabio Moon’s Smoke & Guns comic book into a feature-length screenplay.
  •  Then, he also performed an uncredited rewrite of Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim.


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