Bio

I’m a scriptwriter based in London, but hailing originally from the badlands of East Anglia. I started out in shorts, but I have recently increasingly moved towards writing longer TV and film comedy.

I’ve written and produced/co-produced a number of comedy short films. Which is nice.

A Hitch in the Plan was shown on ITV4 and has been screened at many festivals, including: London Short Film Festival, East End Film Festival. The Last Place You Look won Best Film at Morbegno Film Festival, plus second place prize at ‘Going Underground’ Interfilm Festival and was also showcased across Europe by Sony on the PSP console.

I’ve collaborated with director Gus Alvarez on four short films to date, including: Salsa Guy, Captive and Stand & DeliverThe black-comedy-dance-film Salsa Guy script was executive produced by the BAFTA-winning writer David Quantick and screened successfully at several festivals. Satirical hostage drama short Captive starring David Cann won the Audience Award at Portobello Film Festival, and has screened internationally at the Independent European Film Festival, Marbella International Festival and Canterbury (NZ) Film Festival, plus on Polish national broadcaster TVP Kultura. The lyrical short drama Stand & Deliver has screened in the UK and worldwide. In 2010 it was nominated for both Best UK Short at the East End Film Festival and the Anthony Minghella Award for Best UK Short at Glimmer film festival.

My directorial debut short film Perception is All – about the world, the universe and pogoing – premiered at the 31st Brest European Short Film Festival, screened at several festivals, including SCI-FI-LONDON and won the INK Festival Screen Suffolk Award.

My sketch work has appeared on Series 4 of Radio 4′s Recorded for Training Purposes, BBC Radio Norfolk/Suffolk’s BBC New Comedy and the Sketch Please! podcast.  I also previously wrote sketches and script edited for the sketch collective Kaylosia. Kaylosia’s sketch ‘Posh Off’ won the audience award at the Cofilmic comedy film festival.

A recent semi-finalist and quarter-finalist with earlier drafts of my comedy feature scripts in competitions such as Scriptapalooza, Table Read Hollywood, Euroscript and NEXTV. I am currently developing a number of TV and film comedy/dark comedy projects.

Paul on IMDB