Paul is a father, writer, semi-amateur comedian, filmmaker and by day can be found working at Chase Metal Wandsworth – http://www.chasemetal.co.uk.
He has been committed to a writing career from a very early age. In 1997, he graduated from Staffordshire University with a first class degree in Film, TV and Radio Studies. His 2nd year short film project The Arts File won a Stoke-on-Trent Young Filmmaker’s award. Subsequently, he worked as a Production Assistant on a number of promos and successfully completed a work placement at Sky Movies. In 2002, he gained an MA in Feature Film Screenwriting from Royal Holloway College of London and since graduation has written several feature and many short film scripts. In 2005, he formed FIX FILMS and has written and produced NINE shorts to date. He has also had several short screenplays commissioned by the Mountview Film Academy and film director Jonathan Wolff. Do check out his website at http://www.fixfilms.com.
PAUL is a versatile and prolific writer with ideas in abundance and a very strong feel for structure, characterisation and dialogue. He favours thought-provoking and entertaining narratives with memorable characters, images and scenes. While he values all styles of film he tends toward genre movies as opposed to overtly “arty” cinema. Moreover, being involved in the producing, casting and crewing of low budget shorts has given him great experience and insight into the filmmaking process; improving his writing no end.
Since 2008, Paul has been on the exciting merry-go-round that is the stand-up comedy circuit. He has done over 1000+ gigs to date. Venues include: Banana Cabaret, The Bedford, Downstairs at the King’s Head, The Comedy Pit, The Comedy Cafe, Bathhouse Comedy, Soho Comedy, London Comedy Store, Electric Mouse Comedy, Duke’s Headliners, Streatham Comedy Club, Mirth Control, Comedy Heat, Lion’s Den Comedy etc. He also ran two comedy nights: West End Comedy @ The Comedy Pub and West End Comedy @ The Brazen Head. He also used to be the resident MC at Electric Mouse’s show at The Fox, Palmers Green and is now getting regular paid bookings as a comic and MC in and out of town. In 2014 and 2016 he performed at the Brighton Fringe Festival and Camden Fringe Festival in 2014.
He is also a keen film and television seer and has a passion for all genres of movies from art-house to low-budget z-movies. He also loves television of all kinds notably great comedies and dramas. He is a budding essayist expressing his passion for his favourite films and programmes in this little blog which has now reached well over 100+ posts.