Paul Hunt

Paul Hunt

Screenwriter, Director and Producer

Rhondda, United Kingdom

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June 2015
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About Paul

Paul is a writer from Tynewdd in the Rhondda Valley. He has been part of the CBBC New Voices initiative and features on the BAFTA Rocliffe Forum list for children's writing.



His latest project is 'A Hidden Portrait' a short documentary he is directing and producing about a patient who spent most of his life inside an institution. He only found life outside the hospital as the subject in a painted portrait completed after his death that now hangs in the Welsh National Collection. The short will premiere on BBC Two in February 2018.

Since learning that films and tv had to be produced by someone when Crowded House filmed the video for "Locked Out" in his Nan's street Paul has wanted to be in the creative industries. At the age of 13 he was housebound by a serious accident and turned to film to help him escape. It was then he decided he wanted to write stories that would help people escape.



In 2014 Paul wrote a screenplay called "End of Line" about a movie obsessed valleys boy who has to overcome his obsession with romantic comedies in order to win his first love. The screenplay finished in the Top 25 of the Launchpad Screenwriting competition, the Top 4 of the BAFTA Rocliffe Forum for Children's Writing and was a Finishing Line Script Competition 2016 semi-finalist.



He also had his first short stories published by We Are Cardiff Press as part of their "42b Dark Journeys in Cardiff" collection.



In 2016 Paul's sitcom "Agents of L.O.V.C.R.A.F.T" co-written with Matt Troy was a Grand Finalist at the Sitcom Trials at the Edinburgh Festival. The Raindance & Miami Webfest nominated web-series "Cynic" which Paul co-created also ended it's run after three years in 2016.



Unique traits: Humour, thinning hair.

Loglines

  • Smile (Pilot)

    Smile (Pilot) Comedy Drama Family Joy is bored of her affair, her marriage and her life. She starts to do stand-up comedy as an outlet for her frustrations. Her decision to keep it secret from her loved ones starts to make them think she's having an affair. Divorce meets Maron.

  • End of Line (Feature)

    End of Line (Feature) Other Comedy Drama Family Independent Romance In an isolated town a movie-obsessed teen must overcome his fixation with romantic comedy tropes to win his first love.

  • Agents of L*O*V*C*R*A*FT (Pilot)

    Agents of L*O*V*C*R*A*FT (Pilot) Mystery Film-noir Comedy Crime In a world with more believers then sceptics an unemployed man is forced by the government to become a "psychic" "detective" or loose his entitlements. Community meets Toast of London.

  • Black Velvet (Short)

    Black Velvet (Short) Animation Comedy Fantasy Sci-fi Mystery Experimental What happens to the first astronaut to leave the solar system when space is revealed to be a giant velvet curtain with holes poked in it?

Credits

  • Cynic (web series)

    Cynic (web series) (2014 - 2016)
    Series by Taffsploitation (Comedy) Producer / Writer A web series about Ted Shiress, a Cardiff based comedian with cerebral palsy. Despite societal perceptions and his disability he's a bit of an arsehole. Shortlisted for Raindance Web Festival in 2014 and 2015.

  • 47

    47 (2013)
    Film (short) by Wacked Witch Productions (Fantasy) Writer A man with Down's Syndrome has to learn to let go of his dying mother during a zombie apocalypse that threatens to leave him as the only survivor.

  • Vaughan Wylliams: Agent of L*O*V*C*R*A*F*T (web series)

    Vaughan Wylliams: Agent of L*O*V*C*R*A*F*T (web series) (2012)
    Television by Taffsploitation (Comedy) Producer / Writer / Director A gambling addicted humanities graduate is forced to become a "psychic" detective to pay off his debts. Winner of the 2015 and 2016 Cardiff Sitcom Trials and 2016 Sitcom Trial Grand Finalist at the Edinburgh Festival.

  • Bekind Rewound

    Bekind Rewound (2009)
    Film (short) by White Russian Productions (Comedy) Writer / Producer A 'Sweded' version of Bekind Rewind.

  • Scapegoat

    Scapegoat (2008)
    Film (short) by White Russian Productions (Film-Noir and Short) Writer Scapegoat n. (bibl.)A goat upon whose head the sins of the people are placed by a priest after which it is sent out into the wilderness.

Awards

  • Cardiff Sitcom Trials Final Winner
    (2016)

  • Finish Line Screenplay Competition Semi-finalist
    (2016)

  • Screenwriting Goldmine Quarter-finalist
    (2016)

  • Screencraft Fellowship Quarter-finalist
    (2016)

  • CBBC New Voices Initiative Participant
    (2015)

  • Bluecat Screenplay Competition Quarter Finalist
    (2015)

  • TrackingBoard.com Launchpad Competition Top 25
    (2015)

  • BAFTA Rocliffe Forum List for Children's Writing
    (2015)

  • Cardiff Sitcom Trials Final Winner
    (2015)

  • Page Awards Quarter-finalist
    (2015)

  • Final Draft Big Break Context Quarter-finalist
    (2015)

  • Zoom Cymru Best Documentary
    (2008)

Education

  • Aberystwyth University
    (2013-2014)

  • University of South Wales
    (2005-2007)

  • University of Glamorgan
    (2001-2004)

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