"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 work and A Film By Abigail
Internationally screened award-winning filmmaker who has directed dance films, shorts, promos and documentary veering into experimental cinema with selection highlights of London Short Film Festival, LACMA and The Artists Forum Festival of The Moving Image in New York. Working also as a 1st assistant director usually on small commercials and shorts but including one feature documentary and other roles on music videos, shorts, content, outside broadcasts and TV commercials with clients such as Sky, Disney, Warner Bros, Vice and Mcdonalds. Latest film The Divine Visions of Hildegard von Bingen was funded by the UK Arts Council and commissioned by Filthy Lucre is about the titular prolific German nun, mystic, artist and scientist. It premiered at Hackney Showroom with a live vocalist and synthesiser performing Hildegard's original music. IMDB.
Lost In The Nameless City had its world premiere in competition at the Artists Forum Festival of The Moving Image in New York and was the winner of an Experimental Award (Romania). The film screens in Mexico in competition among only nine other films at the Cinetekton International Film & Architecture Festival in 2018.
A Film By Abigail was a short documentary 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 by 30+ film festivals, galleries and other audiences which continued for years including at the prestigious Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Diego Comic-Con & for children educationally in New York, New Orleans, Rouen (France) and Leeds (UK). Other films I've directed include The Body Canvas (w/ Julie Schmidt Andreasen) which premiered at exhibition Zealous X (Oxo Tower Wharf, London) and broadcast worldwide on ikono TV; MARS-II was opening film of a Toronto festival, screened in India and South Africa, premiering at Boston Science Fiction Short Film Festival and award nominated at the National Irish Science Fiction Film Awards.
I worked on feature documentary Postcards From The 48% as the 1st assistant director which premiered at the 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival, screened at the EU Parliament and was in UK cinemas. I also worked on feature documentaries New Town Utopia and a TBD title BBC funded production. I've garnered invaluable experience, insight and knowledge in varied roles including floor running at outside video broadcasts for premieres such as Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, The Irishman and Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker.
I have travelled to Denmark twice for film commissions including for the Danish Arts Foundation and been a guest speaker at the Bradford International Film Festival at the National Media Museum. My video work has been televised on BBC One prime time for series The Voice and I was educated at The Northern Film School in Leeds earning BA and Masters degrees in film production specialising in directing but the courses had a focus on producing. I live in London and recently self-published my first photobook The Light That's Lost as I launched CapCow.