Photos with Paul Day
Dr. Paul Day is a full-time director, producer, audio engineer, photographer, teacher, and musician. Born and raised in Brisbane, Paul always had a fascination with film making and with science fiction films in particular. At the age of 12 he experimented with making his own movie scenes featuring model spaceships he built himself. At 14 he got the chance to act and help out in a couple of independent films made by older friends and from this he began to understand how the film industry worked. At the time though his main focus was on music. Read more... a professional musician playing up to 48 hours a week in Brisbane and Gold Coast night clubs. He has been active in the local music industry ever since then, originally as a songwriter and musician, and later as an audio engineer and producer. A number of his original songs have been nominated for Queensland Recording Association awards. He later also worked as a photographer and cinematographer. Preferring to learn from experience and the advice of mentors, Paul chose not to attend film school. He did however study medicine at the University of Queensland, graduating in 1997 and working for a while as a doctor, but has since returned to his creative roots, setting up Angel Studios in 2000. While Angel Studios is best known for creating music videos and commercials it has also given Paul the resources to write, produce, and direct his own independent Sci-Fi feature films featuring his students and local actors. The first of these, Redemption 101 which was intended as a pilot for a series, premiered at the Schonell Theatre, Brisbane in 2007 and was later released on DVD where it gradually gained popularity as an online cult classic. His second release, Beyond Redemption (The Visitor), which is a standalone prequel to Redemption 101, has just been completed and is already receiving interest from the online Sci-Fi community. Paul's movies are character-centric visions of alternate realities, often exploring human relationships and current issues in an off-beat or satirical way, and always featuring his own quirky brand of humor. Like most self-funded film makers Paul takes on many roles in his films, including director, producer, actor, and cameraman, and of course he writes songs for the soundtracks. While the budgets may be restricted, the cast and crew put their heart and soul into each production, making up for any shortfalls with sheer enthusiasm. Paul's main goal in making movies is to create an entertaining story in an exciting fun-filled environment. He strives to promote the local industry and is always looking for ways to provide opportunities for new and emerging talent.