Paul enjoys working across various media. He is equally at home writing black comedy, campaigning or state-of-the-nation drama, friendship group stories or site-specific multi-media theatrical experiences.
Paul’s controversial award-winning two-parter on the STARDUST disco fire won ‘Best Drama’ at the Irish Film & Television Awards 2007 (Merlin Films for RTE, produced by Norman Siderow, directed by Cierán Donnelly).
As well as developing original television drama work, Paul has been a long-time contributor to long-running series. He was Story Producer on BBC Scotland’s RIVER CITY from January-December 2014 and on RED ROCK Season 1 (Element Pictures/Company Pictures for TV3, Ireland, 2015). He went on to Studio Produce RED ROCK Season 2 and was Series Producer (Editorial) on Season 3 of the show. He has also been on writing duties on both Season 2 and Season 3. The series won ‘Best Soap’ at the Irish Film and Television Awards 2016 and Paul was also nominated as ‘Best Writer’ for his work on the show. The second half of RED ROCK Season 3 is currently on air on TV3.
Other work for television includes De Facto Films’ drama series AN BRONNTANAS for TG4, Ireland, which Paul co-wrote with director Tom Collins, Joe O’Byrne and Eoin McNamee. This was recut into a theatrical motion picture which had its world premiere at the Galway Film Festival 2014. It was Ireland’s entry for the Foreign Language category of the 2015 Academy Awards. The television version was nominated in the Scripted Drama category of the Irish Film and Television Awards 2015.
Feature film projects developed include NORWEGIAN WOOD with development funding from the Irish Film Board and THE LAST WITCH for director William Roe, both with Danú Media. The Irish Film Board have also funded Celtic epic THE NAVIGATOR which Paul is currently co-writing with director David Keane for Black Sheep Productions.