Producer/ Writer/ Director/ Actor
Actor based in New York City. Notable Television credits include Netflix original series Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Unforgettable (A+E). Theatre: Hamlet featuring Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti; Yale Repertory Theatre, Pericles; Prince of Tyre and Julius Caesar; Elm Shakespeare Company, Pecong featuring Tony Award winner Lillias White; National Black Theatre of Harlem, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Merchant of Venice, Angels in America among many others and theatrical tours in France. As a Film Producer & Screenwriter: His first film Come Out, Come Out World Premiered at the Cannes Short Film Corner 2017 and was an official selection of the 2017 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. His recent film THE DELIVERER premiered at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival where it was nominated for Best Short and the People’s Choice award. It won Best Foreign Film at the Atlanta Underground Film Festival. It was screened at Caribbean Tales International Film Festival in Toronto, The Montreal International Black Film Festival, Toronto Black Film Festival and Arpa International Film Festival. His other film Between Us, shot both in South Korea and New York City, world premiered at Woods Hole Film Festival, Route 66 Film Festival and KAFFNY. His original television series SERPENTS MOUTH was selected for the 2018 Caribbean Tales Incubator film lab and won both the First Prize and the Audience award at the 2018 at TIFF BIG PITCH competition at the Toronto International Film Festival . His feature length screenplay THE DELIVERER was a shortlisted finalist at the 2017 Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab, 2018 Stow Story Lab Finalist, Quarter-Finalist at 2018 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards and landed in the Top 20 percentile of 9,000 entries of the Academy Nicholl Fellowship and was a Second-Rounder at the Austin Film Festival script competition and a finalist at the 2020 Big Vision Empty Wallet/Viewpark Project Development Lab. Both THE DELIVERER and BETWEEN US are proof of concepts for feature films currently in-development. Co-artistic director of Scarlett Project; a non-profit performing arts and arts education company dedicated to producing Caribbean theatre (Smile Orange, Rum and Coca Cola). As an Educator Paul is the Director of the HB Studio Hagen Institute’s Core Acting Program and the Hagen Summer Intensive. He is also an adjunct faculty at Brooklyn College MFA program. He has taught at The Yale School of Art, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Music & Theatre department, Amherst College, New York Film Academy, University of Puerto Rico; Mayagüez Campus, Silhan Theatre and Hoseo University (South Korea), Film Studies Department of The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago and the University of Trinidad and Tobago; Academy of Performing Arts and in. He has earned an M.F.A in Acting from the Yale School of Drama. Received the Eldon Elders Fellowship (2012), the Oliver Thorndike Award for Acting (2013) and Caribbean Life’s 40 Under 40 Award (2014). Paul was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago.