Finding the Beauty in the Dark and Twisted
Writer/Director/Producer Gemma Paul left a career in business to pursue her long-held passion and dream to make movies. In 2017 she followed her artistic side and trained as a Makeup Artist. After working on several projects as a Makeup Artist, she, with some encouragement, took the plunge and wrote her own short horror film. ‘Underland’ went into production in June 2018, Directed by Gemma herself. The short obtained immediate success, being picked up by Tony Newton for an anthology DVD release, as well as going straight to LA at The Ladyfilmmakers Festival.
Following on from the success of ‘Underland’, which won multiple awards, Gemma went straight into production on her next short film ‘Adam’. This short, currently still on the festival circuit, has surpassed the success of ‘Underland’ being picked up at a large number of US festivals and winning many awards.
Gemma, has slowed down with production since ‘Adam’ to concentrate on her writing. She has several TV shows in development as well as another short. Her scripts have won awards themselves and gained some interest.
When not writing, Gemma is a strong advocate for women in film, especially women in horror.
  • Writer (5 Credits)
    Bang Up to the Elephant
    Television Script
    The Scarecrow
    Short Script
    Who Could Love A Monster?
    Screenplay
    Adam2019
    Short
    Underland 2018
    Short
  • Producer (2 Credits)
    Adam2019
    Short
    Underland 2018
    Short
  • Director (2 Credits)
    Adam2019
    Short
    Underland 2018
    Short
Official Selection
Underland
Horror-on-Sea Film Festival 2019
Southend-on-Sea
2019
Official Selection
Underland
Lady Filmmakers Festival 2018
Los Angeles
2018
Winner Honorable Mention
Underland
Independent Short Awards 2018
Los Angeles
2018
CTEA Recipient - Best Production Design
Underland
Creepy Tree Film Festival (CTFF) 2018
Competing Film
Underland
Audience Awards 2018
Finalist
Underland
13Horror.com Film & Screenplay Contest 2018
Winner - Honorable Mention
Underland
Global Shorts 2018
Los Angeles
Official Selection
Underland
2018 Directors Circle Festival of Shorts
Erie, PA
Official Selection
Underland
80 Screams International Film Festival 2018
Official Selection
Underland
2018 Horror Shorts Film Festival
Official Selection
Underland
Indie Short Fest December 2018
Los Angeles
Birth Date
August 17, 1987
Nickname
Gem
Current City
Bournemouth
Hometown
Bournemouth
Height
5' 10"
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
British
Eye Color
Blue
Zodiac Sign
Leo
Married To
No-one
Children
None
Finding the Beauty in the Dark and Twisted