Paul is a Canadian who produces independent films for competitions and film festivals around the world. He ran a successful ESL filmmaking program for Junior High school students in Taiwan and created and ran a multi award-winning ESL drama program for 13 years.
From 2004-present, he has written several short theatrical plays that have won top prizes at competitions all around Taiwan, and has written/produced/directed several short films that have shown or are currently showing at festivals around the world. For more info, please visit: .tw
In early 2019, he received his license in Story Analyzing/Consulting through the Hollywood Gatekeepers program, making him fully qualified to provide coverage for producers & studios, as well as working with writers to make their scripts more attractive to Producers.
He's very happy to have been invited to Stage 32 and have the chance to forge new working relationships with other people who share his passion for films and filmmaking!
Film (short) (Horror and Thriller) Producer/Director/Editor When screenwriter Tom researches the Dark Web for his latest collaborative screenplay, he inadvertently attracts the attention of some sinister hackers who gain access to all his private information. Soon, Tom’s Dark Web horror story becomes a reality for him and the people he holds most dear.
Of Hearts and Spades
Film (short) (Fantasy and Film-Noir) Writer/Producer/Director/Editor "In the game of Hearts, beware the Queen of Spades." A cheating husband gets a nasty surprise when his wife unexpectedly returns from the underworld. (Loosely based on the ancient tale of 'Inna and the Underworld')
Film (short) (Drama) Writer/Producer/Editor A young woman is forbidden to express herself freely in front of her conservative lover. However, the longer she represses her feelings, the more likely they are to erupt and destroy the seemingly unbreakable bond she has with him.
Film (Drama, Fantasy, Horror and Short) Writer A man with a past he longs to leave behind takes a temp job as a night watchman at an abandoned hospital. He finds out that not only does it look haunted, it is haunted, and he may never escape.
Film (Fantasy, Horror, Thriller and Short) Writer/Producer/Director/Editor Two sisters decide to watch a ghost movie that's been forbidden by their father. As they watch the movie, strange things begin to happen in the house, making the girls think twice about having disobeyed their father's wishes...
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Film (short) (Drama, Fantasy and Short) Writer/Producer/Co-Director/Editor On the precipice of death, a Triad boss seriously re-evaluates the decisions he's made that have led to this moment. How would it be different if he could go back and change just one decision?
Film (Drama and Thriller) Producer STAND is a high concept, micro budget thriller along the lines of OPEN WATER, following two American brothers traveling through Vietnam who get stuck on top of land mines when they unwittingly walk into one of the many undiscovered mine fields left after the war.
The Wonder Grrlz!
Film (short) (Drama, Family and Short) Writer/Producer/Director/Editor Angel, a young teen aged girl, must make a difficult decision between sticking with her best friend -- a girl who dresses as a superhero and fights the schoolyard bullies -- or fitting in with the 'in' crowd at school. At the same time, she must also deal with her abusive older sister and her sister's alcoholic boyfriend. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) (Drama, Horror and Short) Writer/Producer/Director/Editor The line between reality and imagination becomes blurred for Mei-Ting as she struggles to deal with a life changing event. Caught between traditional expectation and modern thinking, she finds her personal desires at odds with her familial responsibilities.
Film (Short, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A young man deeply in love battles to commit to his girlfriend fearful of losing his freedom, then comes face to face with his own fate in order for him to realize the true nature of freedom.
The Ghost Wife
Film (short) (Comedy, Drama, Horror and Short) Producer/Director/Editor When Phil picks up a red envelope filled with money, he finds himself unwittingly married to a ghost. Unable to fully understand the implications of this ancient Chinese tradition, he continues living his life as if nothing had happened. His new 'ghost bride', however, decides that she will wreak havoc on his life in ways he never imagined unless he accepts the duties that Chinese traditions demand of him... Written by Paul R. Despins
Johnson County War
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The Comic Book Christmas Caper
Film (Family, Adventure and Crime) Actor Set in Canada in December 1945. A boy sets out to investigate an attack on his friend's father.
Best Cinematography (Of Hearts and Spades) - Cinema Formosa 39hr Short Film Contestival
Best Scare (Daddy's Girls) - Independent Movie Awards
Judge's Pick Award (Daddy's Girls) - Freeky Creek Short Film Festival
Best In Show (The Love Potato) - National Taiwan English Playlet Competition
Best Public School Drama (The Love Potato) - National Taiwan English Playlet Competition
Audience Choice Award (The Wonder Grrlz!) - CTS online Short Film Competition
Best Editing (Bearing Sanctuary) - Tainan 39hrs Short Film Contestival
Best Sound (Bearing Sanctuary) - Tainan 39hrs Short Film Contestival
Best Public School Drama (An Elf's Tail) - National Taiwan English Playlet Competition
Best in Show (Rayne's Day) - Southern Taiwan English Playlet High School Competition
Best Public School Drama (Love Potion) - National Taiwan English Playlet Competition
Top 10 Script Reader (zoetrope.com)