Patricia Mooney

Patricia Mooney

5 Projects
655 Profile Score

San Diego Producer


Patty Mooney joined forces with Mark Schulze at Crystal Pyramid Productions in 1982. With a career now spanning over four decades, Patty’s multifaceted talents include: Producer, Editor, Sound Technician, Boom Pole Operator, Voice Over artist, Still Photographer, Teleprompter Operator, Writer, and Talent. Her presence and contributions have been instrumental in the enduring success of Crystal Pyramid Productions, San Diego’s longest-serving and most accomplished video production company.

Among her pioneering works are trailblazing educational videos “Massage For Relaxation” (1985), “The Great Mountain Biking Video” (1987), and “Common Sense Self Defense for Women” (1985), each pushing the boundaries of their respective genres. Her remarkable contributions to extreme sports videos have earned her San Diego Magazine’s 2023 People’s Choice Award as “Pioneer in Sports & Entertainment.” She was one of the first seven mountain bikers to conquer the treacherous First-Ever Himalayan Mountain Bike Rally. She was the first woman to embark on an underwater mountain biking expedition off the coast of Costa Rica, and probably the first and only woman to mountain bike inside the fiery depths of the Turrialba Volcano while it was still semi-active.

A fervent advocate for vital social causes, she leveraged her skills to co-create “The Invisible Ones: Homeless Combat Veterans,” a film that sheds light on the struggles faced by homeless veterans. Released in 2008, the film garnered multiple awards for its compelling storytelling and powerful message. Patty has also collaborated pro bono with various non-profit organizations, including Earth Day, Girls Think Tank, Peace Resource Center, and the San Carlos Area Council. She believes in the transformative power of media.

Patty’s latest project, “NECTARBALL: The Story of Cannabis,” chronicles the journey of this complex plant, weaving together its history, cultural significance, through conversations with luminaries from around the world including Tommy Chong, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, Danny Danko, Nurse Heather and dozens of others. “I love how great this movie is,” says John Salley. Skunk Magazine calls it “A brilliant documentary.” And CelebStoner chose it as Documentary of the Year 2023.

Producers in San Diego, CA

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Crystal Pyramid Productions …

Crystal Pyramid Productions is a distinguished video production company based in the vibrant city of San Diego, with a rich… View the Video

Nectarball: The Story of Can…

OFFICIAL TRAILER of NECTARBALL: The Story of Cannabis documentary condenses a seven-year journey across continents - seeking the wisdom of… View the Video

Tommy Chong - Cannaminute fr…

The great Tommy Chong invited us into his beautiful home to videotape his Cannabis story. In this minute, he speaks… View the Video

Cannabis: Medicine's Rosetta…

In this brief interview clip, Kevin McKernan of CannMed passionately unveils cannabis as medicine's long-lost Rosetta Stone. In under a… View the Video

Crystal Pyramid Productions …

From concept to execution, from pre-production to post, Crystal Pyramid Productions' demo reel encapsulates our journey as storytellers, inviting you… View the Video

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Video Valentines

42 years ago, on Valentine's Day, the magic of our story unfolded on the balcony of La Paloma Theater in… Read More

Unveiling "NECTARBALL: The S…

Introduction: Greetings, fellow creatives and video enthusiasts! I'm Patty Mooney, Co-Founder of Crystal Pyramid Productions, and I'm thrilled to take… Read More

Tommy Chong Unplugged

In this entertaining CannaMinute outtakes video from "NECTARBALL: The Story of Cannabis," we get an exclusive peek into the filming… Read More

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Crystal Pyramid Productions

Patty Mooney is the best at all she does here in San Diego California. Simply the best in the west and a joy to work with.... Mark :)

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