Paul was raised in a coal mining town in a benevolent version of a Godfather movie (Italian Father, gambler, major employer in town, did favours, no crime…that he know’s of…). An interest in theatre and photography lead to running an amateur youth theatre company, and realising film was his calling.

Instead, he went into directing commercials and corporate media and became quite good at shifting inconsequential widgets. Years passed and with a litany of well honed excuses he craftily avoided writing anything.

This ended abruptly when he realised he was miserable because he wasn’t writing. It was clear that he could either get serious about doing this or suffer the consequences. He chose the former and happily rearranged his life around pursuing a writing career.

When he’s not writing he is volunteer firefighting.

He also makes an excellent mushroom risotto



Limited Series
Crime Thriller

After his childhood best friend kills a driver to steal drugs and money from a crash scene, a volunteer firefighter is thrust into a dangerous and unfamiliar world when, in an attempt to save his failing building business, he becomes complicit in the crime.

Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival
Quarterfinalist, CineStory Foundation – CineStory TV Retreat and Fellowship Competition


Crime Drama/Dark Comedy

After her car breaks down a struggling single mother agrees to take part in an insurance fraud, but, when she tries to back out she must escape the malicious criminal she has let in the door.

Top 50, Roadmap Writers – JumpStart Writing Competition
Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival
Quarterfinalist, Final Draft – Big Break


Dark Comedy/Drama

When a hopeless young real estate agent, Chris, is fired from his job he falls under the spell of wealth creation guru Harry Kane. Harry delivers riches to his newest acolyte but things turn sour when industry regulators look to bring Harry undone. As the pressure mounts Chris just wants to make money, but Harry wants him to make a killing.

Austin Film Festival Semi Finalist


Psychological Thriller

A vineyard manager’s idyllic life is interrupted when a guest turns out to be someone he shares a dark past with. Shock at the realisation gives way to terror when it becomes clear that this man’s arrival was no coincidence.

PAGE Quarter Finalist



A young woman struggling with an incipient mental illness reluctantly returns to the Christian cult she fled as a teen to deliver tragic family news to her cult-leading mother, only to find herself held captive as the group accelerates toward rapture.
You can see my Directing/Editing work at PABA Media
Citizen Skull Management

Manager: Jason Bellitto ✉️ jasonb@citizenskull.com