Paul Andrew Williams is a British film writer and director, born in Portsmouth, England in 1973. He won the New Director's Award for his film 'London to Brighton' in the 2006 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Paul began his career as an actor, but in the last five years he has written and directed a number of successful pop-promos, viral ads and short films.
In 2001 Paul wrote and directed the short film 'Royalty' which would later inspire 'London to Brighton'. 'Royalty' premiered at the London Film Festival in 2001, screened on UK television and was shortlisted for the Kodak showcase, consequently screening at BAFTA. In 2003 Paul was the only UK-based director to be picked up by the Fox Searchlight Director's Lab. His short film, 'It's Okay to Drink Whiskey', made through this programme, premiered at 2004's Sundance Film Festival. His UK TV debut, 'Naked', was pick of the day in Time Out and was well received by audiences and critics alike.
Due to a new development slate between Pathe and BBC Films, Paul has been hired to write 'The Choir', and has several projects in different stages of development.
Spoken Languages: English