Paul grew in Baltimore, MD, famed for its bay, its crab-cakes, and its most cherished sport, lacrosse. Luckily for him, it also had a small yet thriving arts community, and with the help of several Summer classes at The Maryland Institute, Paul nurtured his creative side, tinkering in animation, drawing, and photography. He studied fine arts in Virginia at James Madison University, and used that degree to become a cashier, essay grader, and bartender among other odd jobs, before moving to Chicago and enrolling on a lark into the inaugural class of an upstart graduate program for digital cinema at DePaul University.
Discovering that this was where his true passion thrived, Paul studied various sides of the discipline for several years there, before moving to Los Angeles in 2011 to make a go of it in the film industry. He landed a job at Kevin Spacey & Dana Brunetti’s Trigger Street Productions, diving deep into story development learning from an immensely talented team, assisting on dozens of projects including Captain Phillips, Swimming with Sharks, Gran Turismo, and many others while continuing to write and develop his post-production skills.
After a brief stint where the entire team moved into Relativity Media to attempt a reboot of its struggling studio projects, Paul stayed on with Brunetti for another year before making a pivot into full-time post production, where he has been thriving for the past 5 years, with recurring contracts for NBC’s The Voice, Songland, World of Dance, American Song Contest, as well as developing content with creators and premiere NFT brands. His own magnum opus, “The Legends of Blysteria,” is due out soon!