Paul Gray

Paul Gray

Paul Gray

Lecturer T&R

Biography

Paul Gray is a film maker based in Edinburgh, Scotland and is Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Film at Edinburgh Napier University. Prior to filmmaking, he worked within visual arts, exhibiting his photographic and video works, and curating exhibitions. He has exhibited in numerous exhibitions in the UK, Europe and further afield. In 2005 Paul completed an artist’s residency with a solo exhibition at Stills Gallery – Scotland’s Centre for Photography, which included a screening of his first short documentary film ‘Prediction’. This sparked a passion for film-making, resulting in a return to formal education with an MFA Advanced Film Practice at Screen Academy Scotland (2006). He previously studied photography at Edinburgh College of Art (1992) before completing an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, London (1996).
Paul has directed a number of short films, including the two documentaries, Half Way Home (Make Dox, Macedonia, 2010; London Short Film Festival, 2009; broadcast on SBS Australia, 2008) and Skiens, both of which premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2008 and were nominated for Best Scottish Documentary. His short drama, Tree of Tule was also nominated for Best British Short at EIFF 2012.
Paul has recently completed post production on his debut feature film And Violet.

Research Areas

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees/witness

  • Invited Board Member at Stills (2007-2011 including two years as elected Chair person), where I contributed significantly to Stills vision, including the vision for teaching and training of artists and photographers, as well as advising on Stills digital
  • Invited Member of the Edinburgh Visual Artists and Craft Makers Awards Selection committee (2006-2010). A funding scheme by Edinburgh City Council and the Scottish Arts Council.