Paul Gray

Paul Gray

Paul Gray

Lecturer T&R

Biography

Paul Gray is a Lecturer in Film and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Film at Edinburgh Napier University.

Paul’s practice led research interests are the delineation between fiction and non-fiction narratives within film making; film as a means of story-telling and introspective re-enactment; and the significance of anonymity in story-telling, when collaborating with vulnerable individuals and communities.

His film-making practice involves writing, directing and producing. He has directed a number of short films, including 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 (2008) and were nominated for Best Scottish Documentary. His short drama, Tree of Tule (2012) was nominated for Best British Short at EIFF.

And Violet (2017) was Paul’s debut feature film, which screened at a number of festivals and events, including Arizona International Film Festival, where it was the winner of both the Best Dramatic Feature Award and a Special Jury Award for Best Performance.

His most recent project, On the Outside (2019), is the outcome of an educational film project that was a collaboration with women who were serving sentences in HMP Polmont. The initial premise was empowering the participants as authors of their own representation.

He has been involved in the visual arts for over 20 years. Prior to filmmaking, Paul worked within visual arts, exhibiting his photography and video works, as well as curating exhibitions.

Paul’s undergraduate study was in photography at Edinburgh College of Art (1992), before completing an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, London (1996) and an MFA Advanced Film Practice at Screen Academy Scotland (2006).

Research Areas

Esteem

Fellowships and Awards

  • Film: On the Outside, Shortlisted for The Herald Higher Education Awards 2019, Partnership Award
  • Film: On the Outside, Winner Best Foreign Film, Alexandria Film Festival 2019
  • Film: And Violet, Winner Best Dramatic Feature, Arizona International Film Festival 2017
  • Film: And Violet, Winner Best Performance, Arizona International Film Festival 2017
  • Senior Fellow HEA
  • Film: Halfway Home, Scottish Documentary Institute’s Bridging the Gap Awards 2008

 

Invited Speaker

  • Film: On the Outside, screening at the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance’s annual conference, 21-22 March 2019
  • Film: And Violet screening and talk, Scottish Parliament, 18 December 2018
  • Film: And Violet, invited speaker, In-Service-Day Attachment Conference - Relationships & Resilience, North Berwick High School, 19 Feb 2018
  • Film: And Violet screening and talk, Adoption Week Scotland Conference, 23 November 2017

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Film: And Violet, screening for Aberdeen City Council during Adoption Week Scotland, Aberdeen Beach Ballroom, 23 Nov 2017
  • Film: And Violet, screening for Glasgow City Council during Adoption Week Scotland, Glasgow Burgh Court Hall, 21 Nov 2017
  • Film: And Violet, screening for Stirling Council during Adoption Week Scotland, Raploch Community Campus, 22 Nov 2017
  • Film: And Violet, screening forEast Dunbartonshire Council during Adoption Week Scotland, 23 Nov 2017
  • Film: And Violet, screening for Highland Council during Adoption Week Scotland, Eden Court Theatre Inverness, 25 Nov 2017
  • Film: And Violet, screening for Inverclyde Council during Adoption Week Scotland, 22 Nov 2017
  • Film: And Violet, screening for Borders Council during Adoption Week Scotland, MacArts Centre, Galashiels, 22 Nov 2017

 

Date


27 results

Film: On the Outside, Official Selection, Alexandria Film Festival, Nov 2019

Exhibition / Performance
Gray, P. Film: On the Outside, Official Selection, Alexandria Film Festival, Nov 2019. [Film]. 7 November 2019 - 10 November 2019. (Unpublished)

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Gray, P. Film: On the Outside, Official Selection, Alexandria Film Festival, Nov 2019. [Film]. 7 November 2019 - 10 November 2019. (Unpublished
On the Outside sceened at the 13th Alexandria Film Festival, 7-10 November 2019, where it was awarded Best Foreign Film.

Working with Incarcerated Communities: Representing Women in Prison on Screen

Book Chapter
Schwan, A., & Gray, P. (in press)
Working with Incarcerated Communities: Representing Women in Prison on Screen. In T. Thomson, & A. Schwan (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Digital and Public HumanitiesPalgrave
Schwan, A., & Gray, P. (in press). Working with Incarcerated Communities: Representing Women in Prison on Screen. In T. Thomson, & A. Schwan (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of D...

Film: On the Outside, Official Selection, Orlando Film Festival, Oct 2019

Exhibition / Performance
Gray, P. Film: On the Outside, Official Selection, Orlando Film Festival, Oct 2019. [Video]. Exhibited at Orlando, USA. 17 September 2019 - 24 September 2019. (Unpublished)

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Gray, P. Film: On the Outside, Official Selection, Orlando Film Festival, Oct 2019. [Video]. Exhibited at Orlando, USA. 17 September 2019 - 24 September 2019. (Unpublished
On the Outside, Official Selection at the 14th Orlando Film Festival, 17-24 October 2017

Representing Women in Prison

Presentation / Conference
Schwan, A., & Gray, P. (2019, March)
Representing Women in Prison. Paper presented at Scottish Universities-Prisons Network Conference: ‘Empowering, Linking, Making'

Film: On the Outside

Digital Artefact
Gray, P. (2019)
Film: On the Outside
On the Outside, is the outcome of an educational film project that was a collaboration with women who were serving sentences in HMP Polmont. The project was undertaken in two ...

Film: On the Outside, 100 Years On – An Art Trail by Women in Prison, The Scottish Parliament, 3-7 Dec 2018

Exhibition / Performance
Gray, P. Film: On the Outside, 100 Years On – An Art Trail by Women in Prison, The Scottish Parliament, 3-7 Dec 2018. 3 December 2018 - 7 December 2018. (Unpublished)

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Gray, P. Film: On the Outside, 100 Years On – An Art Trail by Women in Prison, The Scottish Parliament, 3-7 Dec 2018. 3 December 2018 - 7 December 2018. (Unpublished

Film: On the Outside, Voices from Prison, London Literature Festival Screening during Koestler Trust ‘I’m Still Here’ exhibition, South Bank Centre, London, 24 Oct 2018

Exhibition / Performance
Gray, P. Film: On the Outside, Voices from Prison, London Literature Festival Screening during Koestler Trust ‘I’m Still Here’ exhibition, South Bank Centre, London, 24 Oct 2018. 24 October 2018. (Unpublished)

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Gray, P. Film: On the Outside, Voices from Prison, London Literature Festival Screening during Koestler Trust ‘I’m Still Here’ exhibition, South Bank Centre, London, 24 Oct 2018. 24 October 2018. (Unpublished
Voices from Prison, London Literature Festival Screened during the Koestler Trust ‘I’m Still Here’ exhibition in the South Bank Centre, at a spoken word event as part of the L...

Film: And Violet, Official Selection, Orlando Film Festival, 21 October 2017

Exhibition / Performance
Gray, P. Film: And Violet, Official Selection, Orlando Film Festival, 21 October 2017. 19 October 2017 - 27 October 2017. (Unpublished)

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Gray, P. Film: And Violet, Official Selection, Orlando Film Festival, 21 October 2017. 19 October 2017 - 27 October 2017. (Unpublished
And Violet, Official Selection at the 12th Orlando Film Festival, 19-27 October 2017

Film: And Violet, Official Selection, Glendale International Film Festival, 13 October 2017

Exhibition / Performance
Gray, P. Film: And Violet, Official Selection, Glendale International Film Festival, 13 October 2017. 13 October 2017 - 21 October 2017. (Unpublished)

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Gray, P. Film: And Violet, Official Selection, Glendale International Film Festival, 13 October 2017. 13 October 2017 - 21 October 2017. (Unpublished
And Violet, Official Selection at Glendale International Film Festival, 13 - 21 October 2017

Film: And Violet, Official Selection, Arizona International Film Festival, April 27, 2017

Exhibition / Performance
Gray, P. Film: And Violet, Official Selection, Arizona International Film Festival, April 27, 2017. 19 April 2017 - 30 April 2017. (Unpublished)

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Gray, P. Film: And Violet, Official Selection, Arizona International Film Festival, April 27, 2017. 19 April 2017 - 30 April 2017. (Unpublished
And Violet screened on 27th April at the 26th Arizona International Film Festival, the longest running film festival in Arizona, at The Screening Room, Downtown Tucson.