Paul Bright

Paul Bright

Paul Bright Films
Actor, Director, Editor, Host/presenter, Producer, Screenwriter and Stage Director

Portland, Oregon

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About Paul

I figured out very early in my life that I was meant to make movies to tell stories and entertain people. Oh sure, I’ve done a whole bunch of other jobs, but the world of entertainment is where I belong. This is my calling.

It took me a while to start doing what I was meant to do. As a teenager I made TV commercials in LA. That was okay, and I still make commercials now. But it wasn’t what I was meant to do. Nor was working as a railroad conductor, helping people find lost luggage at the airport, driving a bus, teaching school kids, or running a farm (all of which I did).

In my 30’s I formed and ran a repertory theater company in the Austin TX area, and I loved doing it. I slept four hours every night for three years. I couldn’t sleep any longer because I woke up passionately ready to work on something for the theater, such as finding new plays, designing a set, working on the website, researching the newest trends in theater.

But after those all-consuming three years I realized I could make a single motion picture that would be seen by more people than an entire season of 11 productions at my theater.

I tendered my resignation to the board, gave them my blessings to do what they wished, and wrote the screenplay for ANGORA RANCH.

Every year since I’ve made another feature film or web series.

Producer/Director

STARS IN HIS EYES
PROF TOM FOOLERY SAVES THE PLANET!, Feature
LONG TERM PARKING, Feature
FORGOTTEN HERO, Feature
JACK’S COFFEE TALK, web series
GOLIAD UPRISING, Feature
ABRUPT DECISION, Feature
ALTITUDE FALLING, Feature
AARON… ALBEIT A SEX HERO, Feature
THEFT, Feature
ANGORA RANCH, Feature
LITTLE BABY TWO SHOES, Short
DISASTER AND SUZE, Short
PLOT NUMBER NINE, Short

Feature Screenwriter

STARS IN HIS EYES
PROF TOM FOOLERY SAVES THE PLANET!
FORGOTTEN HERO
LONG TERM PARKING (Adaptation from novel)
GOLIAD UPRISING
ABRUPT DECISION
ALTITUDE FALLING
AARON… ALBEIT A SEX HERO
THEFT
ANGORA RANCH
ADDIE’S HOME
MIDNIGHT THEATER MASSACRE
TWO GEORGES


Editor

STARS IN HIS EYES
PROF TOM FOOLERY SAVES THE PLANET!
LONG TERM PARKING
FORGOTTEN HERO, Feature
FIRST IN THE FAMILY, Documentary
GOLIAD UPRISING, Feature
ABRUPT DECISION, Feature
ALTITUDE FALLING, Feature
AARON… ALBEIT A SEX HERO, Feature
THEFT, Feature
ANGORA RANCH, Feature
Short Films
Commercials
Concert and Music Videos
Actor Reels
On Location Documentaries and Promos
Movie Trailers
Celebrity Interviews

Founding Artistic Director, Gaslight Repertory Theater Organization, Austin, Texas

Studied at UCLA

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  • Stars in His Eyes

    Stars in His Eyes (2018)
    Film (Comedy) Actor When the Mafia frames a chatty phone operator to take the fall for a horoscope hotline identity theft scam, it requires a much bigger heist to set things straight.

  • Prof Tom Foolery Saves the Planet!

    Prof Tom Foolery Saves the Planet! (2017)
    Film (Fantasy) Actor Prof Thomas Foolery is desperate for fame and enters a competition to build a steam-powered tree cutting machine in 1876. It isn't until after his contraption is built that he realizes he created a monstrosity. His father urges him to come to his senses; his boyfriend leaves him. After he discovers his boyfriend shivering in the decimated forest, hooked on cocaine, he realizes how mistaken he's been. He destroys his contraption and agrees to sell his patent for a solar collecting device (that boils water) if the railroad stops distributing cocaine to its workers. In the end the railroad destroys the designs for the solar collector because it would destroy their lucrative fire wood business. Written by Paul Bright Films

  • Painting the Line

    Painting the Line (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Director How can a person do "what's right" when every moment forces us to compromise our beliefs? James makes a final desperate attempt to save his marriage to an older and wealthier woman by purchasing a Diego Rivera painting.

  • Boston Nightly: Long Term Parking

    Boston Nightly: Long Term Parking (2015)
    Film (Action, Comedy, Crime and Fantasy) Actor Boston Nightly is the dogged bounty hunter morphing between two worlds and the girlfriends trying to kill him.

  • Voorhees

    Voorhees (2015)
    Television (Comedy) Actor 3 decades ago a woman, now deceased, had octuplets. The 8 children, separated at birth, are brought together by their mother's death.

  • Lawstin Woods

    Lawstin Woods (2015)
    Television (Sci-Fi) Actor Bizarre things happen when people are brought to #LawstinWoods.

  • #Elmira

    #Elmira (2014)
    Television (Comedy) Actor #Elmira follows the story of a bunch of strangers who all respond to the same CraigsList ad "Looking for roommates to share rent." Upon their arrival, the apartment is a lot smaller than anticipated, and so the flat is overpopulated. The fictional apartment building, "The Elmira," located on the fictional street, "Elmira," resides in the City of Elmira. The apartment is rented to the gang by a campy, gay, married couple, who always seem to show up unannounced at the most inopportune times. To make matters worse the apartment sits above a noisy bar. A drag bar called "Drag-Hag," which is the center of confusion to some of the characters. Written by Bradley Voorhees

  • Ike Interviews God

    Ike Interviews God (2014)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actor A satirical dark comedy about a regular guy who has to convince God not to destroy the world.

  • Forgotten Hero

    Forgotten Hero (2014)
    Film (Thriller) Actor Based on the true story of an Iraq War vet's tragic attempt to rebuild a life back in the U.S. Hungry, homeless, and plagued by traumatic flashbacks, he needs a place to recover, somewhere he can feel safe.

  • #LawstinWoods

    #LawstinWoods (2014)
    Television (Sci-Fi) Actor #LawstinWoods follows the story of 6 strangers who were taken from their lives and placed in woods called the "Lawstin Woods." The mysterious name of the woods happens to parallel their own misfortune, which is that they are all lost in woods. While trapped in the mystical forest they struggle to get answers, while they fight to stay alive. All the while a small group of people who claim to be residents of the Lawstin Woods taunt those who're lost, but never give the gang answers. Instead they appear to simply toy with them. Written by Anonymous

  • Making It Wright

    Making It Wright (2014)
    Film (Documentary, Short and Sport) Director Add a Plot »

  • Paranormal Asylum

    Paranormal Asylum (2013)
    Film (Horror) Actor Mary Malone was committed to a NY insane asylum to live in solitary after being blamed for spreading Typhoid Fever in the early 20th Century. Now, nearly 100 years later, two aspiring filmmakers set out to discover what really happened. What starts as a simple investigation turns into a battle for survival, as they discover Mary may be dead, but she's certainly not gone. Written by Typhoid Mary

  • S.K.A.

    S.K.A. (2012)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Mystery) Actor A dark comedy set in an absurd self-help group.

  • Goliad Uprising

    Goliad Uprising (2012)
    Film (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actor Shannon Lark stars as Ariel Loner who uses her lovers to achieve her goal of thwarting the one man she hasn't been able to manipulate. Her web of seduction captures the handsome David (Aaron Weisinger) and leads him on a run for their lives as national security forces close in. It isn't until David is finally trapped that he realizes he's been used by the sultry Loner. Written by Anonymous

  • Jack's Coffee Talk

    Jack's Coffee Talk (2012)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Director Jack the Garden Cat hosts documentary profiles of people who live or work in the Cascade Mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

  • The Science of Blowjobs and Throbbing Hearts

    The Science of Blowjobs and Throbbing Hearts (2011)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor Inside the head of a geeky teenage boy, a group of scientists lead by Albert Einstein, are trying to find the ultimate approach to charm the boy's dream girl. They do the calculations, he acts them out. But he soon discovers that mathematical formulas might not be the best way to win a girl's heart. Written by Anonymous

  • Abrupt Decision

    Abrupt Decision (2011)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Actor Denis went into the office Friday morning. Ten minutes later he was fired and his entire world changed. As a man in mid-life crisis, he believed there has to be more to life than this. A stray dog in the park opens his eyes.

  • Altitude Falling

    Altitude Falling (2010)
    Film (Romance and Sci-Fi) Actor Horrified at the abuse of his invention, Greg moves to a small mountain town and falls in love with Danny. After landing his lover a government job, Greg discovers that Danny will soon be embarking on a mission that he won't be coming back from. Now, in order to save Danny, Greg will have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Aaron... Albeit a Sex Hero

    Aaron... Albeit a Sex Hero (2009)
    Film (Action, Comedy and Thriller) Actor What starts as a miserable day in a dead end job turns into a fight for survival as Aaron is bit by a scorpion, attacked by a rattlesnake, kidnapped, chased by gun-toting maniacs, mesmerized by a hot new co-worker and tortured by a bus load of heavily perfumed old ladies. Albeit the odds are against him, Aaron rises to the challenge to conquer his fears and vanquish his enemies. Written by Paul Bright

  • Drive

    Drive (2009)
    Film (Short) Editor Drive is a wild ride-along with two lovers through a surrealistic landscape of past and present. Called an "artful masterpiece" and "a lesbian Scanner darkly" by reviewers, Drive explores power and complicity in relationships - all through the metaphor of a ride through the desert of the heart. Written by Alpha

  • Theft

    Theft (2007)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Actor When Guy Simms is yanked out of his mundane routine mopping floors at the gay cabaret and accused of burning down the evangelical church by the town preacher, Guy overcomes his fear of authority to prove his innocence in this sardonic film about Leathermen, the Bible and fighting for freedom. Written by Paul Bright

  • Meat

    Meat (2007)
    Film (Short) Actor Bill, a lowly store clerk, spends his days watching women from a distance. Sometimes he lets his fantasy life get the better of him. Today, he's going to wish it didn't.

  • Monster Job Hunter

    Monster Job Hunter (2007)
    Film (Short and Action) Art department Monster Job Hunter is the story of subservient, meek man-child living in a virtual world of computer games who is forced to deal with real life. While interviewing for a job he discovers courage and strength that he did not know he had, and becomes the ultimate warrior Written by Arnie Reyes

  • Angora Ranch

    Angora Ranch (2006)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Actor Only two things stand between Justin and Jack falling in love - their fathers "Angora Ranch" is a sweet, heartfelt movie about love that transcends age, stereotypes and meddlesome family.

  • Easy Street

    Easy Street (1986)
    Television (Comedy) Actor An elderly hillbilly and his friend are rescued from a life of poverty by a long-lost family member who married into wealth in Beverly Hills, but is now doing social battle with her late husband's snobby family.

  • Divorce Court

    Divorce Court (1986)
    Television (Drama) Actor An early successor to "The People's Court" (1981) and precursor to later 'reality-based' shock-TV shows. Actors portraying litigants in divorce proceedings presented their stories to a judge who gave his judgement based on the merits of the case. Accusations of infidelity, dishonesty, incompetence and insanity were frequent. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

  • Micki + Maude

    Micki + Maude (1984)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Actor TV reporter Rob Salinger is married to Micki, but because she's always busy working, they hardly ever spend time together. One night at which he got stood up by Micki again, Rob meets cellist Maude and they soon get romanticly involved. When it turns out Maude is pregnant with his baby, Rob decides to marry Maude. When he's on the verge of telling Micki, she tells him she's pregnant, so he doesn't have the heart to leave her, but he marries Maude anyway. Now married to two pregnant women who don't know about each other, Rob has a busy time taking care of both and keep them from finding out. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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