"MASTERLY USE OF FILMIC ELEMENTS CREATES THE IMPRESSION OF THE UNREPEATABILITY OF EACH SHOT, PROVIDING THE VIEWER WITH DETAILED IMAGES REVEALING THE INTIMATE FEELINGS OF HIS SUBJECTS... SUSPENDED BETWEEN THE TIMELESSNESS OF TRADITIONAL PORTRAITURE AND A RADICAL FILMMAKING STYLE"
Videofocus Biennale Magazine (Italy / Germany) on Paul's overall film work
Internationally screened award-winning filmmaker who has directed dance films, promos, documentary and shorts veering into experimental cinema. Lost In The Nameless City had its world premiere in competition at the Artists Forum Festival of The Moving Image in New York, was the winner of an Experimental Award in Romania and screened in Mexico in competition among only nine other films at the Cinetekton International Film & Architecture Festival. The Divine Visions of Hildegard von Bingen is an experimental film funded by the UK Arts Council and commissioned by Filthy Lucre about the prolific German nun, mystic, artist and scientist. It premiered at Hackney Showroom with a live vocalist and synthesiser performing Hildegard's original music at Lingua Ignota.
A Film By Abigail is a short documentary about a young girl describing a film she wants to make that was in the official selection of the London Short Film festival screening at the ICA and had its world premiere as opening film of a short film showcase at BAFTA. It has been viewed worldwide at over thirty film festivals, galleries and exhibitions and has continued screening years after its initial release - including at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Diego Comic-Con & educationally in New York, New Orleans, Rouen and Leeds.
“A UNIQUE AND PLAYFUL LOOK INTO THE
IMAGINATION OF A YOUNG STORYTELLER"
Videofocus Biennale Magazine (Italy / Germany)
I have worked as the 1st assistant director on small commercials and shorts as well as feature documentary Postcards From The 48% which premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, screened in the EU Parliament and released in UK cinemas. I've also worked in other roles from runner to production manager; gaining invaluable insight, experience and knowledge on TV commercials, TV shows, royal screenings (The Lion King and 1917), virtual reality, features (New Town Utopia, Porcelain), music videos, short films, online content, premiere broadcasts (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, The Irishman, Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker and others), football and streaming shoots with clients such as Sky, BBC, Netflix, Disney, Warner Bros, Vice, Electronic Arts and Mcdonalds.
After launching CapCow I self-published The Light That's Lost and have my second book Strange Space being released soon in 2021 which focusses on architecture.
During the pandemic whilst work was often non-existent in its previous form, in addition to working on my books, I was shooting with my new Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K rig and Ronin-S gimbal. I shot the title sequence of new Sky television show Mens Talk (the B Cam on the show too), a Telfast commercial for the Dubai market and RKD TV / music videos with new venture Dirty Knees Club with Jason Knott and Paul Cockcroft. Previously I have travelled to Denmark for Danish Arts Foundation film commissions and had my promo work televised on BBC One during the second series of The Voice.