Hi. Paul T. Murray here. I've had 7 features produced with 2 Oscar winners and 5 nominees. Also directed "Boiler Maker." Winner of Best Feature Film at 2 festivals. It only took 31 years! I abide by the 10,000 hour rule.
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Amazing work!!! I'm working hard to achive my Dreams too.
persistance so often does pay!
This made me smile. May each day bring something joyous for you.
Tell me more about the 10,000 hour rule
Well, it's good to e-meet you!! ;)
I am up in years but a young filmmaker born around 2005. Spent most of my years as a playwright and teacher of the craft. I don't have 10000 hours. Watch me work.
Hi Paul, I loved Boiler Maker! We just can't seem to squeeze more than 24 hours into a day, and that's why having a great team make the grade, or should I say the difference!
With the eyes of passion, time is irrelevant!!!!!!March on................................
Very impressive Paul, I'd very much like to add you to my network!
Extremely impressive! Rock on!
That's it! Getting it done cause P.T.M is focused
Great resume welcome.
Wow! Well done! It's nice to see that hard work pays off :)
Impressive. Which films were the Oscars?
Many people fail because they had plenty of opportunities to quit and they took the easy way out, it's those who keep going and are determined to get there no matter what, who succeed. congrats.
What are the names of the 7 features, 2 Oscar winners and 5 nominees ? Curious.
No better time than the present! Good stuff Paul!! Cheers dude!
Martin Landau, Louise Fletcher, Burt Young, Charles Durning, Mark Ruffalo, Ethan Hawke, etc. Features and other credits http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0615209/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
I worked with Louise I produced Flowers in the Attic. I'm looking for shorts to show at the Oman short film fest.... may I show Boiler Maker? Tnx Mark Ratering
Mark - Louise was in Very Mean Men. Boiler Maker is also feature. You can show either one, but looks like you're looking for shorts? I have two shorts, Out Of Exits and The Claddagh Ring.
I believe in the 10,000 hours too. I'm at about 15 years at this and I'm finally seeing it pay off. I guess persistence does pay! Congrats to you on your success.
I'm not sure what the 10,000 hour rule is, but I'm guessing it means hard work. If that's the case, nominate me for the lifetime achievement award. Although... I have achieved nothing.
Brian, so true! I've seen so many talented writer friends fall by the wayside and I think, where are you going?! But they give up and I think, well, more for me.
Thanks what are you doing now? Would you be interested in a free trip to Oman and show your work and talk about the "New Hollwood" to the Omani Film Society? I will tell you dates soon.
Paul festival and symposium last week sept or first week oct mark
Raising my glass to you!
Hey Paul - Small World!! Good to see you buddy! Bev
Hi Paul, what great accomplishments! If you ever need some new blood, that is up and coming, please contact me. Best, Scott
Hello, Mr. Paul. That's awesome to be recognized for all the hard work you have put into making your dreams come true. I wish you much more success. I would love an opportunity to audition for one of your upcoming projects. Take care, Nick Arlea Sag/Aftra Actor and singer. Nickarlea@gmail.com
Hey Paul. You've done some Awesome work. The accolades are nice, but even nicer that the films stand on their own merits. Always great when a writer/director has a unique, strong voice and vision.
Hello Paul. I wish you much success. I would love to audition for you in the future. I am an actress and a dancer. email@example.com
Only 31 years, boy does time fly when you're having fun.. It's great to work in what you love. Keep it going and spread your good fortune.
Way to go Paul and keep up the great work.
Way to go, Paul. I've just finished a screenplay. Details are on my profile. It'd be awesome if you could take a look and share your thoughts.
Hey P: You the man... I'm a s/writer with 3 scripts produced. Last film took Best Film & Audience Favorite at the 2007 Moondance IFF. This won't shock you - I have a couple scripts I'd love to have you take a look -Chuck Conaway
Hi, Paul...I'm Autumn Weisz.
Hello Paul: I'm a writer/editor with approximately 25 published books to my credit. I just released a murder mystery that is getting great reviews already on Amazon & B&N. I have begun working more on screenplays, and thought I'd introduce myself. Let me know if I can be of assistance. Thank you.
Hi Paul, welcome! It's great to see you on 'the 32' Should you ever need a 'me' be it to act, sing, perform breathtaking martial arts or all three please get in touch, have a fabulous intro~time-you seem very popular immediately. Like a cool kid at a new school :) Simon :) http://www.starnow.com/simonberry6
Hello Paul. I'm an actor in Hollywood. Hope to work with you soon. Good luck with your upcoming projects.
Well congrats for your achievements. God Bless
Nice to meet you Paul. Congrats on all your achievements!
AWESOME!!! Congrats on all of your hard work paying off!!!!
Hi Paul - congrats on everything! If you're ever looking for a DP - check out my work at www.ericgiovon.com. Would love to collaborate.
Hey Paul, firstly I would really like to congratulate you on your achievement/s it really does give hope of ever reaching that level or close enough to the one you reached, but the dream continues as I'm sure there's more films to make. I recently graduated this year, writer/director is it would be. I'm fortunate enough to have been working with my lecturers as they 4 of them co-own a production company, but this has been as a memeber of the camera department. to try in minimum this: I want to start focusing on my writting and most of all start Directing. I would like to know your journey to your first production. for you to be where you are, started somewhare I hope you'd be so kind as to sahre. Thank you
Hello Mr. Paul. If you ever look for a good script ---no--- great script, check my movies scripts page: www.abraham-nissan.com. I worked with Spielberg writing The Terminal.
Good to meet you! Congrats on your successes....I'm still chipping away at my 10,000 hours.... and enjoying it too!! Arhynn
Crap. I haven't been counting hours.. wonder how many I've got left.
G'day Paul from a New Zealander now living in NYC!
That's quite a string of achievements. Congrats to you, Paul, for your hard-earned success. I've been writing (books, not scripts) for close to thirty years. Much of that time was spent learning and improving my craft while bringing up my kids. It was hard, often frustrating, but it's led to some small successes. I'm glad I didn't give up.
Hi Paul, Please check out my website http://pagosasun.com/wilson/pfeiffer/ . Either would make a great movie or series. Civil War vets. Ann
Congratulations! I'm impressed. And yes, I agree, it takes about 10,000 hours. :)))
Hi Paul, wasn't you a co-writer with 'What doesn't kill you'? Have you ever thought about producing/directing a 3D CGI animated feature?
@PAUL: I like your comment "..only 31 years!" In the arts, generally, I think it usually takes about that long before you can actually start to make a living at it. :)
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congratulations! if you ever need music for one of your projects, you may found some here: www.martytone.com my recent credits include "people like us" (dreamworks, feat michelle pfeiffer, 2012), "warrior" (lions gate, feat. tom hardy), many TV-shows etc.
Hello and welcome I loved the Boiler Maker.
Only 31 years, Paul? Then I still have time ;-)
ME: Director : Malayalam Feature feature film CHAMPION THOMAS Serial: Hey Bhai Ithu Dubai Serial: Ayal Paranja Kadha Serial: My Daddy & Me Founder & Director: Dubai Film Club Producer & Anchor : Survivors of The Storm TV Show. Ad Movies & Coporate Movies Acting Coach Photographer Sript Writer Event Manager Good Speaker Voice over artist Resident of Dubai Worked with: Priyadharshan,Mohanlal,Mammooty,Srinivas,Shankaradi, Jagathy,Shankar,Srinath,Mukesh, Innocent,Mamukoya,Ramu, Pappu,Amrish Puri,Prabhu,Anu Kapoor,Cochin Haneefa,Nedumudi, Poojappura Ravi,Thampi Kannamthanam,Thilakan,Captain Raju, Sukumary,KPAC lalitha,Menaka,i,Sreeja,Seema,Philomina,Lizzy, & Many More Trained: At least 75 trained ordinary people to act and brought before the camera to made actors and continuing. www.dubaifilmclub.com www.ummaa.me http://youtu.be/TCOE6mRor70
Wow! Congratulations. Glad to see you on the site!
What is the 10,000 hour rule? I'm intrigued!
Yes, what is the 10,00 hour rule???
Hi Paul. Are you in the market for a Drama/Biopic/ Historical feature? If so, why not check out my screenplay, Red Crucible, posted on this site?
Paul, Haven't been in the game 31 years yet, am seeing some glimmers of promise, but have never heard of the "10,000 hour rule". (thanks for the ino Alex) Would additional hours (to the 10,000) have to exist for screenwriters, producers, directors, etc. when setbacks occur and you feel like you're starting back at "Square One"?
Yes. I actually have over 30,000 hours.
Then I guess I'm gaining a proper perspective on the screenwriting game. Since 80-90% of screenwriting is "rewrite" I can seel the hours building too.
Hello & welcome, You have a good resume and I loved that moview "Boiler Maker" as a matter of fact.
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