Paul Gray

Paul Gray

Paul Gray

Associate Professor

Biography

Paul Gray is Associate Professor 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.

Paul has been involved in the visual arts and higher education for over twenty years. His film-making practice includes 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.

Paul directed On the Outside (2019), which was co-written in collaboration with four women who were serving sentences in HM Prison and Young Offenders Institution Polmont. On the Outside won best International Film at Alexandria Film Festival, Virginia, 2019, was shortlisted in the Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community category of the Times Higher Education Awards 2019, and the Partnership Award, The Herald Higher Education Awards 2019

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, Winner Best Foreign Film, Alexandria Film Festival 2019
  • Film: On the Outside, Shortlisted for The Herald Higher Education Awards 2019, Partnership Award
  • Senior Fellow HEA
  • Film: And Violet, Winner Best Performance, Arizona International Film Festival 2017
  • Film: And Violet, Winner Best Dramatic Feature, Arizona International Film Festival 2017
  • 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, invited speaker, In-Service-Day Attachment Conference - Relationships & Resilience, North Berwick High School, 19 Feb 2018
  • Film: And Violet screening and talk, Scottish Parliament, 18 December 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 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 Inverclyde Council during Adoption Week Scotland, 22 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 Glasgow City Council during Adoption Week Scotland, Glasgow Burgh Court Hall, 21 Nov 2017
  • Film: And Violet, screening for Borders Council during Adoption Week Scotland, MacArts Centre, Galashiels, 22 Nov 2017

 

Date


26 results

Film: Skeins

Digital Artefact
Gray, P. (2007)
Film: Skeins
From knitting on a crowded bus to pearling in a local pub, the public knitting craze has found its way to Scotland . But is it just a fashion fad or does it say more about our...

Crossing the Atlantic: uneasy spaces.

Exhibition / Performance
Gray, P. (2006)
Crossing the Atlantic: uneasy spaces. Exhibited at New York, USA. 12 September 2006 - 1 November 2006. (Unpublished)

All for one.

Exhibition / Performance
Gray, P. (2006)
All for one. Exhibited at Edinburgh. 18 June 2006 - 18 June 2006. (Unpublished
No abstract available.

All for One.

Book
Gray, P. (2005)
All for One. Stills
Paul Gray's book All For One, published on the occasion of the exhibition 'All For One' by Paul Gray at Stills in 2005, includes 45 pages of stunning colour photography, a for...

The Scottish Parliament: [re-]shaping parliamentary democracy in the information age.

Book
Smith, C. F., & Gray, P. (1998)
The Scottish Parliament: [re-]shaping parliamentary democracy in the information age. In S. Coleman, W. Donk, & J. Taylor (Eds.), Parliament in the Age of the Internet, 67-79. Oxford University Press

Channelling expertise from Napier’s HCI group – human-centred knowledge transfer.

Conference Proceeding
McEwan, T., Benyon, D. & Turner, S. (2002)
Channelling expertise from Napier’s HCI group – human-centred knowledge transfer. In Gray, P. & Johnson, H. (Eds.). HCI 2003 - Designing for Society
The scope of the activities of Napier University’s HCI Group includes technology transfer, which led recently a national award. UCD is a typically mature set of ideas now read...