Paul D is a multi award winning filmmaker whose work has been shown by The BBC, ITV, SXSW and Vintage TV. He is a director and producer of music videos, documentaries and films. Recently he 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. 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.
Paul D regularly 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. In his spare time, Paul D has a growing reputation as a retro DJ.
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.