CURRENT WORK

QUEER GENIUS (DOC), AFTER THE DATE (SHORT) , CROOKED & NARROW (FEATURE)THE CONTENDERS: 16 for 16 (TV), BUSTLE: COCO BASSEY + SALLY HANSEN (WEB), TALKING LGBTQ PROGRESS AT THE DNC (TV)AMISH GRACE (TV), SARA AND DENNIS (SHORT), THE ROAD AT SOUTH PASS (EXPERIMENTAL)

 

BIO

Originally from the mountains of eastern Appalachia, Paul moved to Philadelphia for an MFA in film production where they are based as a director of photography and artist. 

As a cinematographer, Paul lensed Iris Devins’ narrative short After the Date, about an unexpected romance between a trans woman and her new boyfriend, which premiered at Frameline41. Paul also spent the past year as director of photography on Queer Genius, Catherine Pancake’s feature documentary about visionary queer artists including Rasheeda Phillips, Camae Ayewa, Eileen Myles and Barbara Hammer.

Paul’s experimental film practice explores combinations of actor improvisation, choreography, optical printing, observational documentary, landscape photography, and installation. 

Their work has screened at the Montreal Underground Film Festival, London and Porto Undgeround Film Festival, Haverhill Experimental Film Festival, Big Muddy, The Y’allywood Film Festival, Scribe Video Center, Mechanical Eye Microcinema, and the Unexposed Microcinema. Most recently they were in an artist in residence at the Teton Artlab in Wyoming.

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PROJECTS

FRANK BEY: FIFTY YEARS TO THE TOP (POST-PRODUCTION – 2019)
In 1962, Frank Bey left his mama’s gospel choir and escaped Black Bottom, Georgia to pursue one dream — sharing his soul with the world through song. Feature documentary about the life and music of the aging soul singer’s dramatic comeback.

frank bey

THE ROAD THROUGH SOUTH PASS (2018)
A dreamy reimagining of the mountain landscapes of western Wyoming, The Road Through South Pass moves quietly between dance, documentary, and scenic photography. Filmed in collaboration with Contemporary Dance Wyoming the two channel video piece dwells on the lines both visible and invisible that we write into our land, and through the land into our bodies.

  • Group Exhibition // We Are the Fruiting Body // Vox Populi Gallery // 2018
  • Group Exhibition // 20/92 Icebox Video Festival // 2018

JEFFERSON, JULY FOURTH (2017)
A quiet portrait of the ritual space between land and community deep in the mountains of southern Appalachia.

  • Official Selection // Montreal Underground Film Festival // 2017

WINTER, WISSAHICKON WOODS (2016) 
Experimental short on 16mm with live score performance. 

  • Official Selection // 20/92 Icebox Philadelphia // 2016

LAUREL RUN ROAD (2015)
Short, entirely improvised over three days in the Blue Ridge mountains of southwest Virginia. 

  • Official Selection // New Filmmakers New York // Anthology Film Archives // 2016
  • Official Selection // Y’allywood Film Festival // 2015
  • Official Selection // Philadelphia Film Showcase // 2016
  • Screening // Storyville at Scribe Video Center // 2016
  • Screening // Walking October Mountain // Mechanical Eye Microcinema // 2015
  • Philadelphia Independent Film and Video Association Completion Grant

IF THESE WERE SILENT (2013)
Short, optically printed experimental film.

  • Official Selection // Montréal Underground Film Festival // 2014
  • Official Selection // Haverhill Experimental Film Festival // 2014
  • Official Selection // Big Muddy Film Festival // 2014
  • Official Selection // London and Portugal Underground Film Festival // 2013

YELLOW AND BLUE (2012)
Short, optically printed 16mm experimental film. 

  • Philadelphia Independent Film and Video Association Completion Grant
  • Official Selection // Shooting Wall Film Festival // 2014
  • Official Selection // London and Portugal Underground Film Festival // 2013

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