A cinematographer and artist, originally from the mountains of central Appalachia, Paul moved to Philadelphia for an MFA in film production. Most recently, they lensed the narrative short After the Date, about an unexpected romance between a trans woman and her new boyfriend, which premiered at Frameline41. Paul spent the last year as director of photography on Queer Genius, a feature documentary that shows portraits of visionary queer artists including Rasheeda Phillips, Camae Ayewa, Eileen Myles and Barbara Hammer.
Paul is currently in post-production on their debut feature documentary, Fifty Years to the Top, about the life and music of Philadelphia soul singer Frank Bey.
Parallel to this, Paul’s experimental film practice explores combinations of actor improvisation, choreography, optical printing, observational documentary, landscape photography, and installation. They were recently a resident at Teton Artlab where they collaborated on new work with Contemporary Dance Wyoming.
Their experimental shorts have premiered at the Montreal Underground Film Festival, The London and Portugal Undgeround Film Festival, The Haverhill Experimental Film Festival, Big Muddy, and The Y’allywood Film Festival. Paul is an artist member at Vox Populi, a collective gallery and performance space in Philadelphia.