Paul’s practice focuses on collaboration with marginalised and working class communities, the effects of austerity and a Britain in conflict on analogue cine and stills formats.
His most recent 16mm film “Mirrors”, funded by BFI Doc Society with support from The Eaton Fund and Oppenheim-Downes Trust, premiered at Sheffield DocFest 2022 and was longlisted for best short film at the British Independent Film Awards.
In 2018 he was awarded the ‘Portrait of Britain’ prize by the British Journal of Photography and his work was exhibited nationwide. In recent years he has received funding from Arts Council England, Video Jam and The Chalk Cliff Trust.
He continues to run 16mm workshops to pass on the analogue methodology and foster mentorship roles with students.
Furniture Of My Imagination
Artists & Friends
Artist Moving Image | 16mm | 4:3 | 7 min
Living in isolation, Beckett struggles to find direction in his life. He acts to change his ways and faces the family he has neglected.
The film centres on masculine silence and emotional inhibition, exploring the personal and physical effects of this.
This is underlined by the artist’s personal reflections stated as subtitles, enabling the viewer to silently echo these thoughts.
Premiered at London Short Film Festival 2018
Screened at British Shorts Festival Berlin, South London Shorts and HOME Manchester
Director, Writer, Camera, Edit - Paul Daly
Production - Delaval Film
Sound Design - Chris Fisher
Colourist - Ruth Wardell
Art Department - Eilis Healy
Beckett - Lee Beckett
Woman - Cara Williams
Son - Harry McRoy
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