Michael Paul

Michael Paul

Dead Weeds Pictures
Director, Cinematographer, Filmmaker, Visual Effects Artist and Visual Effects Supervisor

Chicago, Illinois

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November 2016
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About Michael

Filmmaker, video game designer and visual effects artist. I've directed two feature films as well as worked for a decade as a video game designer. My films Psycho Magnet and Roman's Bride, have won several film festival awards including Best Picture, Audience Favorites, Best Visual Effects, Best Original Score. Working outside of Hollywood, in the Midwest, I'm always looking for new projects and collaborative partners.


  • Psycho Magnet

    Psycho Magnet (2016)
    Film (Comedy and Horror) Director A small town psychic gets in over her head when she becomes entangled with a local serial killer.

  • Redhead

    Redhead (2016)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror and 1 More) Special effects A short film from the point of view of a recently decapitated head.

  • The Playboy Club

    The Playboy Club (2011)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Visual effects Centers on the Bunnies and patrons of the original Playboy Club in 1960s Chicago.

  • Roman's Bride

    Roman's Bride (2010)
    Film (Drama and Horror) Director Roman's Bride tells the story of Lily Heller, an Iowa woman torn between a repressive faith and an unrequited love for life-long neighbor Roman. Indulged in her world only by doting childhood friend Amos, Lily lives her life in a self-restricted isolation. When roman and his girlfriend announce plans to marry, Lily's fragile psyche collides fiercely with an immorality she sees permeating her world. And in Lily's world, sins must be punished. Written by Official Website

  • The Time Machine

    The Time Machine (2001)
    Film by Dreamworks SKG / Simon Wells Visual Effects Based on the classic sci-fi novel by H.G. Wells, scientist and inventor, Alexander Hartdegen, is determined to prove that time travel is possible. His determination is turned to desperation by a personal tragedy that now drives him to want to change the past. Testing his theories with a time machine of his own invention, Hartdegen is hurtled 800,000 years into the future, where he discovers that mankind has divided into the hunter - and the hunted.

  • CART Fury

    CART Fury (2000)
    Video Game by Midway Games / Matt Booty Art Director Intense Action Racing Game, based on the real world CART open wheel racing league, developed by Midway Games for the arcade and Playstation 2 platform. Noted for it's fast action, and spectacular crashes.


  • Best Feature Film - IMPA Awards

  • Best Original Score - IMPA Awards

  • Best Visual Effects - IMPA Awards

  • Audience Favorite - Fangoria Fearcon

  • Audience Favorite - Phoenix Fear Film Festival

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