Paul is a prolific and award-winning writer/director. A proud working-class Bristolian, he was born and bred in Hartcliffe - a rough, impoverished council estate in the South West of England.
Despite a lack of formal education, Paul started out as a screenwriter, writing feature-length scripts for the spec market and made encouraging progress, advancing in various industry-backed screenwriting competitions including Page, Shore, Screencraft and in 2018 made the final 1% of The Academy Nicholl Fellowship (The Oscars). He has also made the final stages of the BBC Writersroom, the later stages of iiShorts and has been selected for industry-backed mentoring and career development through Creative England, Bafta and the BFI.
After years of honing his writing craft, Paul eventually moved into film-making too, driven by a passion to develop and direct his own work he has self-produced a plethora of successful short films across varying genres including comedy, drama, sci-fi and horror. His work has screened at festivals around the world including Bafta-Qualifying LSFF and Aesthetica and has picked up numerous awards including 'Best Uk Short' at MANIFF in 2018.
Paul is currently a returning participant in the BaftaXCrew program, has been backed by BFI Network and is developing an exciting slate of scripts and ideas with the aim of directing his first feature.