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  • 2019: The Invisible Man: A definitive Portrait of Stanley Kubrick (Director’s Cut): After studying Kubrick’s work and making four documentaries about aspects of his career, Paul initiates a definitive and lasting tribute to one of the greatest film directors of all time.2 hours 50 minutes (only available for research and education purposes.) 
  • 2018: Dublin Book:  Collaboration with Booker prize-winning author John Banville on “Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir”. Text by Banville and accompanying photographs by Paul. Published in October by Hachette, Ireland. Shortlisted for Irish Book Awards
  • 2014-2017: Four+ major releases for Arrow Films on Blu-Ray and DVD of materials on, amongst others: Sam Peckinpah, Stanley Kubrick, Dennis Hopper, Francis Ford Coppola, Quentin Tarantino, etc.
    2013: Jamie Walton plays Benjamin Britten. A hi-def 90 minute film about Jamie Walton’s unique interpretation of these Suits for cello. Recorded at Blythburgh Church in Suffolk for release by Signum Classics
  • 2010/11 : “Max”: Master of The Queen’s Music ; a musical portrait of composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. The first feature-length profile of our greatest contemporary composer, featuring excerpts from many of his best-known works, including his own rendition of “Farewell to Stromness”. Hi-Def : 60 minutes
    2009: Hockney on Photography with David Hockney, William Boyd, Marco Livingstone, etc. 52 mins, 16:9 digibeta. Hockney talks about his 40 year love affair with photography. In collaboration with SkyArts. World premiere on November 13th, SkyArts 2.
  • 2009: Entire Lucida Archive of over 30 films acquired bySkyArts for future broadcast.
  • Master of The Queen’s Musick, a profile of composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Currently shooting: the company’s first High-Definition Production.2008: Hockney on Photography with David Hockney, William Boyd, Marco Livingstone, etc. 52 mins, 16:9 digibeta. Hockney talks about his 40 year love affair with photography. For transmisssion by SkyArts in their late autumn (2009)  schedule.

  • 2008: Jeremy Isaacs: A Life in Television with contributions from Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover, KG; Michael Heseltine; David Elstein; David Rose; Jack Gold.

  • 2006/7: Completion of re-editing Lucida Kubrick Archive for DVD release on Warner Bros Home Video label. ( 3x 60 min films on ‘A Clockwork Orange’; ‘2001,‘Eyes Wide Shut’)

  • 2005: Restoration for Warner Brothers ofTHE DEVILS”: DIRECTORS CUT, this full version having its world premiere at The National Film Theatre, London on November 23rd 2004. Currently Lucida is commissioned by Warner Bros to produce additional material for world-wide DVD release.

  • 2003: Mantrap (STRAW DOGS 30 years on) with Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Katy Haber,  Peter Vaughan, TP McKenna, David Warner, Martin Baum, Dan Melnick, Dennis Hopper, Ken Hyman, Isela Vega and Premiere on Film Four Extreme, March 8th. 50 mins.

  • 2002: Hell on Earth: The Desecration and Reconstruction of Ken Russells THE DEVILS: with Vanessa Redgrave, Dudley Sutton, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Nigel Floyd, Alexander Walker and Ken Russell.  Channel Four November 25th 50 mins.

  • 2002:  The Curious Case of Inspector Clouseau  with Herbert Lom; Burt Kwouk; William Peter Blatty; Dyan Cannon; Elke Somer; Sir Jonathan Miller; Graham Stark; Robert Loggia; Tony Adams; Mark Kermode and Alexander Walker. C4 June 22nd.

  • 2001: The Making of a Myth with James Cameron; Sir Arthur C Clarke; Professor Camille Paglia; Keir Dullea; Elvis Mitchell; Douglas Trumbull, etc. C4 Jan 13th. 60 mins.   

  • The Return ofA Clockwork Orange a 50 minute film on the UK re-release of  Kubrick’s movie. Sam Mendes; Professor Camille Paglia; William Boyd; Damien Hirst; Tony Kaye.

  • 1999:  Stanley Kubrick: The Last Movie  a 50 minute documentary covering the last decade of Kubricks life, culminating in Eyes Wide Shut. With Steven Speilberg; Tom Cruise; Nicole Kidman; Sydney Pollack; Terry Semel; John Boorman and the Kubrick family.

  • 1997: Adviser to The Disney Corporation during the remake of The Parent Trap  with Natasha Richardson and Dennis Quaid.

  • 1996:  Stanley Kubrick: The Invisible Man  The first major documentary on this most elusive genius. With: Ken Adam; Anthony Burgess; Garrett Brown; Arthur C Clarke; Kirk Douglas; Shelley Duvall; Lee Ermey; James B Harris; Michael Herr; Diane Johnson; Malcolm McDowell; Matthew Modine; Len Rosenman; Bryan Singer; David Thomson and Jonathan Pryce. 16mm, 52 mins.

  • Robert Altman: Giggle and Give in.  A survey of a quintessentially American talent.
    With: Shelley Duvall; Elliot Gould, Alan Rudolph, Joan Tewkesbury and Robert Altman. 52 mins.At the London Film Festival in October, Paul introduced and moderated at Robert Altman’s Masterclass at The Odeon Leicester Square.


  • 1995: Writers Image:   Novelist and screenwriter Willliam Boyd talks about the problems and (occasional) rewards of the screenwriting process. With excerpts from: Bonfire of the Vanities; The World According to Garp; Mr Johnson; Castaway; A Rage in Harlem.  Growing Up with John Waters The self-proclaimed Pope of Trashand king of US Independent Cinema ,John Waters discusses his traumatic childhood in Baltimore and the films which came out of these experiences. 30 minutes

  • 1994: Dark and Deadly: 50 Years of Film Noir   A major examination of this hugely influential genre. With:    Robert Wise, Edward Dmytryk, Dennis Hopper,  Carl Franklin, James Foley, John Alton and Bryan Singer. With excerpts from a dozen classic movies. 52 mins.     

  • Directs:  Marlon Brando: Wild One  a 55 minute film documentary about this legendary actor.

           With: Francis Ford Coppola; Sir Anthony Hopkins;  Edward Dmytryk;

           Arthur Penn; Shelley Winters; Dennis Hopper; Martin Sheen; Kevin McCarthy and Peter Bart.

           Executive Producer: Reel Women:  an hour long film with commentary (only from women) about the state of things for females

           wishing to make their way in a traditionally  male-dominated industry .

           with: Gale Ann Hurd; Paula Weinstein; Penny Marshall; Katheryn Bigelow; Jodie Foster; Jane Campion; Jan Chapman; Sally

           Potter; Rose Troche; Allison Anders; Gurinda Chadha; Pam Cook  and Barabera Kruger.

           with extracts from: The Piano; Blue Steel; Gas Food and Lodging; Orlando; Point Break; Bhaji on the Beach; Go Fish;


  • 1993: Directs:   Out of the Shadows: the Films of John Cassavetes.  A 30 minute film on Cassavetes's work as a director by his collaborator and friend, Peter Falk. With extracts from: Shadows, Faces, Woman Under the Influence, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Love Streams.

  • Directs:  Made in the USA:    A 90 minute survey of the explosion of talent in the US Independent sector, post Sex Lies and Videotape.     With: Quentin Tarantino; Robert Altman; Gus van Sant; Allison Anders, Maggie Greewald; Steven Soderbergh; David Lynch; Jim Jarmusch;  Hal Hartley.

  • 1994:  Directs: Tarantino on De Niro:   a 30 minute high-energy rollercoaster of a performance by Tarantino on his hero, De Niro.

  • Directs:  Leader of the British Opposition John Smith's first Party Political Broadcast

  • 1992: Directs:  Sellers Best   60 minute documentary on the early film career of  Peter Sellers.   With:  Roy Boulting, Ian Carmichael, Beryl Reid, John Sessions, Spike Milligan, Bryan  Forbes,  Sidney Gilliat, Dick Lester, Joe McGrath, and Mai Zetterling.Transmitted by Channel Four on 1st February.

  • Directs: PILGRIM: The Life and Work of Kris Kristofferson  A 90 minute film, shot on Super 16mm , an examination of the writer/singers life and work. With: Joan Baez, Michael Cimino, Jackson Browne, Alan Rudolph,  Caeser Chavez, Billy Swan, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Harry Dean Stanton.

  • Directs: Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron   A 90 minute film tribute to the maker of The Wild Bunch, Major Dundee, Straw Dogs and The Getaway -legendary director Sam Peckinpah.    With: Ali MacGraw, James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Jason Robards, Dan Melnick, Mort Sahl and L. Q. Jones.  Transmitted by BBC on January 4th

  • 1991: Directs: Dirk Bogarde: By Myself    A major, definitive survey of the 50 year career of one of our greatest and most enduring film stars. With extracts from:  These Foolish Things; Despair; Providence; The Night Porter; Death in Venice; Accident; King and Country; I Could Go on Singing; The Servant, Victim and Hunted.

           2 x 1 hour films for Channel Four, London transmitted on 11 and 18th of January 1992.

  • 1990:   Directs:   Pictures of Europe  a major film survey of the state of European Cinema.  With:  Bernardo Bertolucci, Istvan Szabo, Liv Ullman, Agnes Varda, Bertrand Tavernier, Jean-Jacques Beneix, Delphyne Seyrig, Fernando Rey, David Puttnam.  Premieres at the San Francisco Film Festival.  Invited to The Smithsonian Institute, Washington. Theatrical run at the ICA Cinema, London. Shown by C4 on April 25th 1990.
  • 1989: Directs  Wim Wenders - Motion and Emotion:    a 90 minute film on Wenders work, with:

           Patricia Highsmith, Sam Fuller, Hans  Zischler, Dennis Hopper, etc.  Shown in Rotterdam, Hong Kong, Boston and subsequently

           on Channel Four.

  • 1987: Directs   Dennis Hopper :A Kind of Genius.  A 30 minute film on the actor /director.  Directs  Pieces of Time   a 30 minute film on the director  Peter Bogdanovich.

  • 1986: Plunging on Alone : Monte Hellmans Life in a Day . A 90 minute film on the American cult director, Monte Hellman.  Premieres at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

  • Directs: Out of the Blue and into the Black   a major documentary survey of American Independent Production, post Easy Rider  and including Peter Bogdanovich, Dennis Hopper, Monte Hellman, Henry Jaglom, Roger Corman.    2 x 60 minute films transmitted by Channel 4, London (March/April)

  • 1985:  Summer Lightning.  Official RTE entry to the Prix Italia 1985.   Finalist at the International EMMY Awards, New York, November  1985.
  • 1984: Directs own adaptation of  Summer Lightning  from First Love by Ivan Turgenev. With : Paul Scofield, Tom Bell, David Warner and Donal McCann.

  • 1983: Writes and directs: The Man Who Left His Soul on Film  a 90 minute film profile of Nagisa Oshima transmitted by C4 in October.

  • 1982: Directs: Nicolas Roeg: Nothing as it Seems     Transmitted by Channel Four on March 17th.

  • 1981:  Directs 4 episodes of  Doctor Who  with Tom Baker  Lala Ward and Clifford Rose:

  • Warriors Gate Transmitted  on BBC 1 January 3-24th.

  • 1980:  Writes and directs  Keep Smiling   BBC1 Play for Today , shown  January 9th.  90 minutes

  • Work Included in 'British Art 1940-1980' at The Hayward Gallery, London. Exhibits at The Witkin Gallery, New York in the ‘Young Contemporaries’ show.
    1979-1982: 'The British Journal of Photography’ publishes numerous articles by, and interviews with, Paul as well as using his photographs as cover shots.'About 70 Photographs' published by The Arts Council. Book and exhibition. Exhibits in Group show in Sydney, Australia, organised by The British Council.
    1979:Work included in ‘The Native Land’ at the Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno. Exhibits in the Cultural Section of SICOF in Milan.
    1978:One-man show at The National Portrait Gallery, London: ‘Elders’. Entire show acquired by the Gallery. Awards received from The Arts Council, Southern Arts Association and Greater London Arts Association. One-man show opens at Diaframma Gallery, Milan. Italian tour sponsored by The British Council.  

  • 1970s:  “The Goad”, a film based on Samuel Beckett’s ‘Act Without Words 2” with Freddie Jones and Geoffrey Hinsliff.  16mm 20 mins.