Synopsis: A struggling cafe owner is intrigued when a mysterious, elderly stranger takes an interest in her seemingly mundane life.
About the Filmmaker: Paul is a working-class writer and filmmaker who grew up on a rough, poverty-stricken council estate in the South of Bristol. His multi-award-winning work showcases his eye for dramatic, rich storytelling and an ability to craft memorable and diverse characters in a grounded, authentic, real-world setting.
Paul has made encouraging progress thus far in his career, making the shortlists of prestigious screenwriting competitions including Page, Shore, Screencraft and The Academy Nicholl Fellowship as well as being selected for industry-backed career development through Creative England and BaftaXCrew. Paul has also made the later stages of the BBC Writersroom and has had his short films screened all over the world, including BAFTA, BIFA and Oscar-Qualifying festivals, winning many awards along the way. Paul’s work has also been funded by BFI Network and The Pitch Film Fund.
Whilst his flair for ‘cinema’ is evident in his produced films and indeed his spec screenplays; they retain a staunch commitment to authenticity, often set in working-class arenas with a social realist aesthetic, but always driven by character. Although his work usually falls into narrative drama, he has also successfully dipped his toe into the world of comedy, horror and sci-fi.
Paul is currently working towards his first feature.