Paul has tackled many challenges along the way. As a dyspraxic child, he faced serious difficulties with regard to academic learning. Theater became a space for him to liberate himself and communicate.
After that came the magic tricks: by filming the ones he learnt, he found himself a new passion for cinema. At the time, he also gathered a team of friends to film his videos and discovered the pleasure of teamwork.
He began modestly, being hired as an extra in the movie “Elle” by Paul Verhoeven. He then studied at the ESRA (Superior School of Audiovisual Production) in Paris. There, he wrote and produced his first short film named « WE CAN’T STOP PROGRESS! », for a burlesque video maker.
In the meantime, he started to write a second short film and created his own company, “Les films à Paul”. At the end of 2017, he met Lord Lewis Martin while at a meeting of “RED camera users in France”: he offered to assist him and accepted to collaborate on his short film.
« WITHOUT SAYING GOODBYE » has since earned many accolades. It was chosen in the Short Film Corner at Cannes in 2018 and was rewarded in Milan at the MIFF Awards 2018, winning the prize for the best international short film 0-15. It also won the prize for the best actor at the Method Fest Independent Film Festival in Beverly Hills.
In 2019, Paul began a collaboration with the artistic director Olivier de Larue Dargère, founder and director of Soon magazine. Together, they created haute couture films for this magazine and other dressmakers and jewelers.
Without saying goodbye
Film (short) by Paul Ménagé (Drama) Producer, Director, screenwriter Following a car accident which devastated his family, Nicolas returns to his childhood family home.
The Method Fest Independent Film Festival 2019 - BEST ACTOR
MIFF AWARDS XVIII - BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT 0-15 MIN CATEGORY SANS DIRE AU REVOIR
ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE DE RÉALISATION AUDIOVISUELLE