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Paul Francis

Lecturer in Film/Video minor

“I believe it is the job of the screenwriter to craft effective dramatic narratives that entertain, soothe and challenge audiences - but most importantly, contribute to the depth and richness of the popular consciousness and enhance humanity’s understanding of itself.”

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Paul Francis has written and directed many award winning screenplays, films and videos. Some of the awards received include:the Independent Filmmaking Award for Directing and Disney’s New Talent Development Grant. He has worked with production companies such as Radar Pictures and Fox2000 , and collaborated with award winning writers and filmmakers such as Abel Ferara, John Wray, Faboulous, and Colson Whitehead.

Francis has taught filmmaking and screenwriting for over 20 years. Currently, he is producing commercials and documentaries with his friend Stephen Leeds at Umbrella Street Media, based out of Santa Monica, CA.