No Smoke Welcomes Patrick Creadon to Its Directors’ Roster


By thelaegotist / / Documentary filmmaker recently unveiled “Catholics vs. Convicts,” on ESPN’s award-winning series “30 for 30” Documentary filmmaker Patrick Creadon has joined the roster of directors at production company No Smoke, the company announced. Creadon’s new film, “Catholics vs. Convicts,” chronicles the historic 1988 college football showdown between Notre Dame and Miami and premiered on ESPN’s “30 for 30” series on Dec. 10 following the Heisman Trophy ceremony. The bitter rivalry between the two teams began in 1985 when Miami trounced Notre Dame 58–7. Leading up to the 1988 rematch, fans, players and coaches from both teams remember how the game came to be framed as “good vs. evil” in the minds of many involved. Creadon says the film is his most personal. A third-generation graduate of Notre Dame, he was a senior at the time and his roommate was one of the students involved in the controversial t-shirt that gave the game its name. He also narrates the film. His other films include “Wordplay,” the second-highest grossing documentary of 2006, which profiles Will Shortz, crossword editor for The New York Times, and “I.O.U.S.A.,” a look at America’s debt situation that portended the global financial crisis. Roger Ebert listed the film among his top five documentaries of 2008. No Smoke’s parent company Creative Film Management co-produced “All Work All Play,” Creadon’s feature-length documentary about the eSports industry, which was released theatrically last year. It is now available on Netflix. No Smoke is represented by Kelly Flint in the East and Robin Stevens in the Midwest.