Paul D is a multi award winning filmmaker whose work has been shown by, amongst others, The BBC, ITV, SXSW and Vintage TV. He directs and produces music videos, documentaries and films. Recently Paul was honoured with an associate membership of the International Academy of Visual Arts.
The Toadlickers promo which Paul D directed & produced for 5 times Grammy nominated musician, Thomas Dolby, reached #18 in YouTube’s ‘Most Viewed’ chart and was one of five finalists for ‘Best Music Video’ in the 15th Annual Webby Awards (the Oscars of the web). Described as ‘entertaining’ by Promo News and ‘hysterical’ by SoSoActive.com, it features puppetry by Mike Quinn (The Muppets, Star Wars), Parkour by Urban Freeflow (the UK’s top freerunners) and burlesque by internationally renowned acts, Millie Dollar and Sophia St. Villier. To date Toadlickers has been awarded ‘GOLD’ at the W3 Awards, ‘GOLD’ at the Davey Awards, an ‘Award of Distinction’ at the Communicator Awards and was shortlisted for 2 Webby Awards.
The Every Time I See You I Go Wild video that Paul D directed & produced for B.E.F. featuring Kim Wilde (Wall of Sound Records), was described by MUZU TV as “wickedly retro and deliciously tongue-in-cheek,” and by The Quietus as “extrodinary.” Its cast features Dark Morte (‘Best Goth Model’ – World Goth Day 2012) and Paul Ewen (Cockneys vs Zombies). It’s crew includes Director of Photography – Malcolm Hadley (Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie), Post Visual Effects – Mike Quinn (Return of The Jedi, The Muppets, Little Shop of Horrors, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Labyrinth), Special Makeup FX – Robbie Drake (Hellraiser, Misfits, Max Headroom), Costume Designer – Christopher Wilmer (Sam Mendes’ London West End theatre production of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory). This video has won a Davey Award, a Communicator Award been selected as part of the BBC Music Video Festival (The UK’s only dedicated music video festival) & screened by four International film festivals.
Paul D appears as a panelist/presenter at creative industry events such as MusicTechFest and Sensoria, publishes a blog that is widely read by creatives and recently launched Paul D’s Filmmaking Daily as a resource for filmmakers.
A trained cinematographer & photographer who is equally at home with film and digital, Paul D’s eclectic background in media and entertainment includes writing and producing for British network television, co-launching a national print magazine, contributing columns, features and reviews to a wide variety of prestigious national magazines & newspapers, and producing/promoting live shows everywhere from major festivals to underground clubs.