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Paul Dudbridge

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Paul Dudbridge is a British director, producer, cinematographer and educator, making feature films,
television, commercials, and music videos.
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. His work as a
cinematographer includes the action thriller By Any Name based on the best-selling book by
Katherine John. As a producer and director, he helmed the science-fiction series Horizon, which
went on to win a number of awards at international film festivals, as well as earning Paul a Best
Drama Director nomination at the Royal Television Society (WoE) awards in 2016.
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 by Michael Wiese Productions in
When he’s not making or watching films, Paul enjoys reading, chess, fitness, and Eastern
He lives in Bristol, UK.

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