ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Paul Dudbridge is a UK director and producer, making feature films,
television, and commercials.
Paul started producing at the age of 11 when he roped in his father to
shoot his first short film. When the resulting footage didn’t match up to
what he had seen in his head, Paul decided to go behind the camera
himself, and from there the whole notion of making films; directing,
scripts, shots and angles started to come about.
With over 20 years experience in the business, Paul has numerous
film and television credits to his name. His first broadcast credits
include producing and directing ITV's 'The Christmas Storybook',
featuring legendary actor Joss Ackland, as well as directing music
promos for MTV.
As a producer and director, he helmed the science-fiction
series/feature film, “Horizon”, which went on to win a number of awards
at international film festivals, as well as earning him a Best Drama
Director nomination at the UK's Royal Television Society awards in 2016.
In 2019 he co-produced horror feature film “The Curse of Hobbes House”,
and is currently developing a re-imagining of H.G. Wells’s classic novel,
The Invisible Man, titled “Fear the Invisible Man”, and a
supernatural-western titled “The Legend of Dead Men's Gold”.
When not filming, Paul guest lectures at various universities and colleges around the country. Most recently, he ran the 'Writing and Directing' module for the Masters course at the University of Bristol, taught Cinematography at Falmouth Film School, and Advanced Cinematography workshops for BECTU, the UK's media and entertainment trade union.
His first book, Shooting Better Movies: The Student Filmmakers' Guide, was released in 2017. His second book, Making Your First Blockbuster is aimed at the more intermediate/professional film-maker and was released in 2019. The publisher, Michael Wiese Productions, also released titles such as “Save the Cat”, “Shot by Shot” and “The Writer’s Journey”.