Paul 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 FOURTEEN shorts to date. He has also had several short screenplays commissioned by the Mountview Film Academy, Northern Film School and film director Jonathan Wolff. His first short horror film FLATMATES (2018) is his directorial debut and he has since followed that up with psycho-thriller TOLERANCE (2019).
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 800+ gigs to date in London and all over the country. He regularly gets paid bookings as a comic and MC in and out of town and has performed at the Comedy Store, Up The Creek, Comedy Café and The Banana Cabaret; as well as at the Brighton and Camden Fringe Festivals respectively.
You can also check out his essays, reviews and articles on film and culture at his website: https://thecinemafix.com
Also check out all his work at: https://fixfilms.co.uk