Paul Bissett

Paul is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker.

His TV Pilot, Above the Angelic, won a Page International Screenwriting Award. His feature film screenplay, In Search of an Ending, was a finalist in the 2016 Nicholl Fellowship and will be produced and directed by Peter Howitt (Sliding Doors, Johnny English) in 2021. He is currently working on supernatural horror/thriller feature The Darkness and Sparrow-Folk, Adventures in SuBIRDia, an adult comedy podcast also featured on Pathways.

One of Paul’s earliest efforts in writing, at age four, read ‘Once upon a time. It is Thursday. A spaceship came down. The end.’ This was just the beginning of his love for stories about warped realities. As one half of the writing partnership that is Magenius, he has been commissioned to write plays (7 Great Inventions of the Industrial Age for Sally Greenaway in 2016 and Da Vinci’s Apprentice for Musica Viva in 2018) as well as a children’s podcast (Buckley & Roo pilot, for the National Museum of Australia), episodes of an animated TV series for 6—9 year olds (Tales of Aluna, screening 2021) a television drama (It Takes a Village for production in 2021) and a teen comedy feature film.

Paul is an in-demand commercial writer; his TVCs, videos and radio ads have helped hundreds of businesses and organisations nationally and internationally.

Projects on file

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