Patricia Riggen

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Patricia Riggen
Born (1970-06-02) June 2, 1970 (age 44)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Occupation Film director, film producer and screenwriter
Years active 1997–present

Patricia Riggen (born June 2, 1970) is a Mexican film director. She best known for directing the 2007 film La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon) and the 2011 Disney Channel original film Lemonade Mouth.

Life and career[edit]

Riggen was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco.[1] While in her home country she gained experience in journalism and writing for documentaries.[1] She later moved to New York City, where she received her Master's degree in directing and screenwriting at Columbia University.[2] While attending Columbia, she directed two short films The Cornfield (2002) and Family Portrait (2004), a documentary. The former film won a number of film festival awards.[1]

In 2007, La Misma Luna, Riggen's first major film was released, starring Kate Del Castillo and America Ferrera.[3] She also went on to direct two other films Revolución (2010) and Girl in Progress (originally titled Ansiedad)[4] starring Eva Mendes and Patricia Arquette, the film was released in 2012.

In 2010, she was chosen to direct the 2011 Disney Channel original film Lemonade Mouth.[5]

She currently lives in Los Angeles.[3]


  • Perfect Target (1997, feature film, second second assistant director)
  • Moctezuma's Revenge (2002, independent film, second assistant director)
  • Adiós mamá (1997, short film, executive producer)
  • Sin sostén (1998, short film, producer)
  • En el espejo del cielo (1998, short film, executive producer)
  • Pronto saldremos del problema (1998, short film, executive producer)
  • The Cornfield (2002, short film, also producer and writer)
  • Family Portrait (2004, documentary short film, also producer and writer)
  • Under the Same Moon (2007, independent film)
  • Revolución (2010, feature film)
  • Lemonade Mouth (2011, TV film)
  • Girl in Progress (2012, feature film)
  • The 33 (TBA, feature film)


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