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.