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.
He is currently part of the writing teams on: SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE for Roadside Attractions, US and Subotica Entertainment, Ireland and EASTENDERS (BBC Studios for BBC1), alongside developing original ideas for television and theatrical film.
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 extensive experience on long-running series. He was Story Producer on BBC Scotland’s RIVER CITY (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 Continuing Drama’ at the Irish Film and Television Awards 2015, 2016 and 2017 and Paul was also nominated as ‘Best Writer’ in 2016 for his work on the show.
More authored 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 with development funding from the Irish Film Board include: original horror project NORWEGIAN WOOD and fact-inspired period Gothic story developed for director William Roe THE LAST WITCH, both with Danú Media; and Celtic epic THE NAVIGATOR which Paul co-wrote several drafts of with director David Keane for Black Sheep Productions.