Paul James

Paul is currently directing a short film titled ‘Trap” leading the visual design, character development and editorial on this collaborative art project. One of the exciting creative challenges of this project has the development of a unique New Zealand animation aesthetic that adds depth to the storyline.  In 2007, Paul’s short film Graham opened the New York Underground Film Festival, was placed third at Stuttgart Animation Festival and a finalist in the international Film Minute short film competition.

Paul has extensive experience in advertising as a artistic director and technical specialist, and has received industry awards in both NZ and Australia. In 2008, Paul directed a 60 second commercial “Have you ever been?” for Global Plus which was a finalist in the Television and Cinema category of the London International Awards. His work as a character animator has been recognized in industey awards,  AWARDS (IKEA), Axis (Arts Channel, Chef, Ikea) and Annecy (Auckland City Mission).

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