Film

PAUL BLINKHORN

DIRECTOR & WRITER

FILM




As a writer-director Paul's dark comedy script for THE END - which was a runner-up in The Pitch Film Competition in January 2019 is currently being put forward for funding. The project was developed with film and television puppeteer Julia Frost (Netflix's THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE, THE FURCHESTER HOTEL) and has Julie Foy, one of the producers of 2018 Academy Award  winning short film THE SILENT CHILD on board to produce.  

THE TENANCY

(2020) - short


Writer


Hannah's grandmother's house is now home to a group of university
students. Today it's time for an inspection and things aren't going
to be easy. A comedy about student living, social media and short
attention spans.


Directed by Clifford Milner 


with BA Acting students from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire,


Available to view:

https://vimeo.com/383497986

FELLAZ

(2018) - short


Director



When Andrew realises his barber is an old love rival he gets more than the undercut and quiff he asked for. 'Fellaz' is a comedy about two men laying the past to rest, a wrestle with some clippers and coming to understand that men like to look good too

Official Selection:



Bolton Film Festival


Linear Internationa Film Festival


Portobello Film Festival


Lift-Off Sessions


LITTLE BIRD


(2017) - short


Director


Every place, every person, every lost life casts a shadow.


An experimental narrative short about living in darkness and finding the light.











Official selection:


Fake Flesh Film Festival









AFTER AUSCHWITZ

(2016) - short


Writer - Director


Hiding from the shadows of her past, Rebeka reflects on the paths not taken, of love lost and the moral obligations of being a survivor.


Official Selection:


Tryon International Film Festival (Tryon, North Carolina, USA)


AHRC Film Awards (London, UK) *award-nominated for the ‘Inspiration Award’


Awareness Film Festival (Los Angeles, USA)


Tirana International Film Festival (Tirana, Albania) *award-nominated for ‘Best Documentary’


The Taste Awards (Los Angeles, USA) *award-nominated for ‘Best Short Film or Documentary’


Universal Film Festival (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)

*award-nominated ‘Best Documentary’


Eureka Springs Human Rights Film Festival (Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA) *award-winning ‘Silver Award’


Immigrants of Spitalfields Festival (London, UK)


Phoenix Film Festival (Melbourne, Australia)


Shorts Off Film Festival (a BAFTA Cymru qualifying festival)


Lake View International Film Festival, (Punjab, India)


Near Nazareth Film Festival (Israel)


Cumbria Short Film Competition *award-nominated ‘Best Original Screenplay’


Pennine Film Festival (Accrington, UK)


Hope Film Awards, (Dhaka, Bangladesh)


Food Film Fest (Bergamo, Italy) *nominated for ‘Best Short’


Girls Don't Cry - Persephone's Daughters Film Division, (Minnesota, USA)


Sandbar International Film Awards, (County Down, Northern Ireland), *award-winning ‘Best Documentary’


DUTY CALLS

(2008) - short


Writer - Director


On a quiet night, an overweight warehouse security man is more concerned about watching his diet than in keeping an eye on the goods he is supposed to be guarding. This inevitably leads to unfortunate consequences in a tale of human frailty. 

Official Selection:


Artensive International Festival (Romania)


Bradford International Film Festival


Cannes International Film Festival – Short Film Corner *supported by North West Vision and Media


Cornwall Film Festival


Deep Fried Film Festival


End of the Pier International Film Festival


Falstaff International Film Festival


Giggleshorts International Comedy Short Film Festival


Mid-Ulster Film Festival


North by North Western Festival


Not Part of Festival


Oxjam Film Festival,


Pennine Film Festival *awarded ‘Best Short’


Purbeck Film Festival


Salford Film Festival


Saltburn Short Film Festival


Short Cuts Film Festival


Strasbourg International Film Festival


24:7 Festival.



In other capacities:


* Producer and 1st AD - “Three Line Whip”, “Dawn Chorus” and “Death Rag” -Two Hats Blues Band (music video, Dir: Steven Hutchinson, Vigilante Films


* First AD / Producer - Stragglers (short, Dir: Steven Hutchinson, Ultimatum Films


* Runner - Skins (TV Series 6, ep 2: Rich), Dir: Sam Donovan, Company Pictures


* Second AD - Fairytale of London Town (TV), Dir: Louis Neethling, Mutt & Jeff Pictures


* Second AD - Screen Acting: Close-Up (documentary), Dir: Nic Phillips, Clever Boy Media


* Second AD - “Do it like a Dude” - Jessie J (music video), Dir: Ben Peters, Luti Media


* Second AD - "Sing, Sing, Sing” - Yolanda Be Cool (music video), Dir: Ben Peters, Luti Media


* Second AD - I Am Ruthie Segal, Hear Me Roar! (short), Dir: Minkie Spiro, Third Man Film &    Company Films.


*First AD / Producer - No Regrets (short), Dir: Nicolas Challenor, NC Films (Deep Fried Film Festival, Speak Up International Film Festival)