Celebrity beauty expert and single mom, Cole Patterson, makes her directorial debut this holiday season with the film “Holiday Hideaway,” which is streaming now on BET+ for the holiday season.
The film stars Vivica A. Fox, Camille Winbush, Novi Brown, Rodney Van Johnson and Leonard Earl Howze.
As a female director, Cole Patterson has made it a personal mission to stand for women’s empowerment and is excited about her transition from the beauty industry to filmmaking. Patterson hopes to play an intricate role in diversifying the film and television industry for women and minorities by continuing to pave the way with confidence and a fresh eye for the younger generation.
“I’m so thrilled to make my directorial debut with “Holiday Hideaway,” says Cole Patterson. “Making this pivot at this stage in my life has been both rewarding and purposeful. Working with talent and examining various roles behind the scenes has shown me the value of having flexibility when it comes to directing and has prepared me for this new path and opportunity.”
Cole Patterson, a talented makeup artist, groomer, skincare specialist and entrepreneur, is widely known as a beauty industry veteran who has worked extensively with some of the biggest names in music, television, film and sports. Her client list has included Sheryl Lee Ralph, Yara Shahidi, Cassandra Freeman, The Rock, Gabriel Iglesias and Larenz Tate, among many others. She is most notably known as Usher’s longtime groomer and skincare specialist for over 20 years, recently traveling with him to Ghana for his acclaimed headlining performance at the Global Citizen festival. As an entrepreneur, Cole Patterson launched a successful skincare and grooming line formulated for black men, Cole Skincare For Men, which is sold online.
In addition, Cole is a single mother who is the co-founder of the non-profit organization Single Moms Planet. Based in Los Angeles, Single Moms Planet is dedicated to uplifting under-resourced families and their children nationwide. Building one strong family at a time. Cole gets to explore the themes of family and strong women in this film and plans to expand to look at those roles in her upcoming projects.
Watch the trailer! In Holiday Hideaway, Carly is the queen of holiday celebrations, but her mistletoe misstep sends her running to a Holiday Hideaway that teaches her the importance of family, forgiveness and fighting for love. The film was written by Sharon Brathwaite and produced by Freeze Frame Entertainment.