Bio

Paul is a Brooklyn born self taught commercial director, documentary filmmaker, and photographer known for his cinematic, raw and emotive human portraits. Paul’s contemporary and intimate style of filmmaking combines an authentic, documentary sensibility with a highly polished cinematic feel.

Paul has a background as a commercial editor and cinematographer so it’s not surprising that all his shots are carefully crafted and beautifully composed.

He has directed commercials and content for brands including Airbnb, Verizon, Procter & Gamble, PNC Bank, Fidelity Investments, DeWalt, Ryot Media, Huff Post, Pfizer, Bayer, Ernst & Young, and more.

He has been featured in Adweek, Shots Magazine, Shoot Magazine, Boards Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Paste Magazine, Filmmaker Magazine, and IndieWire Magazine.

Paul has written and directed numerous acclaimed award winning short films. His last three films world premiered in competition at the Tribeca Film Festival. His films have screened at festivals across the globe and have been selected multiple times as a Vimeo Staff Pick and Short of the Week.

His debut feature film was shot in the U.S. and Africa. The film will complete production in the fall of 2020. He also has several feature documentaries in different stages of production.

 

Recognition

Official Selection 2018 Tribeca Film Festival
Official Selection 2016 Tribeca Film Festival
Official Selection 2015 Tribeca Film Festival
Official Selection 2015 Palm Springs Film Festival
Official Selection 2015 DOC NYC Film Festival
Official Selection 2015 DC Shorts Film Festival
Official Selection 2015 Tacoma Film Festival
Official Selection 2007 Woodstock Film Festival
Official Selection 2007 Raindance Film Festival
Official Selection 2007 Tampa Film Festival
Official Selection 2007 Jacksonville Film Festival
Official Selection 2007 San Francisco Film Festival
Winner Best Short Documentary / 2007 LA Shorts Film Festival
Winner Best Short Documentary / 2007 Tampa Film Festival
Winner Best Short Documentary / 2015 Miami Film Festival

Vimeo Staff Pick
2011 “The Boombox Project” Short Film
2016 “Mulberry” Short Film
2018 “Big Elvis” Short Film
 2019 “Abdu” Short Film