With a changing British landscape at the forefront of Paul’s highly personal and experiential work, he aims to focus on and champion marginalised communities, cultural trades and traditions, the working class, and the effects of austerity through the use of analogue formats in still and moving image.

In 2018 he was one of 100 winners of The British Journal of Photography’s ‘Portrait of Brtiain’ prize and was exhibited nationwide.

Having recently finished a HOME Manchester commissioned film, Paul is currently working towards finishing his personal project ‘Mirror with a Memory’ as well as seeking new commissions and collaborations.



Documentary Film | 16mm | 4:3

‘Mirror with a Memory’ is a filmic and photographic record of trades, traditions, cultures and living spaces in England today as we experience a transitional period in history.

Now in its 5th year of production, the film will take the form of a visual diary, poetically navigating the director’s journey throughout the country and their interactions with a wide range of individuals, communities, and historic events.

Shot exclusively on 16mm and 120mm Kodak film, the project will culminate in an exhibition and limited photobook.

Work in progress screened at The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.

Scored by Dean Jones and Kevan Hardman
Type and Book Design by Jack Kimberley

Previous funding by The Chalk Cliff Trust and Video Jam
Supported by HOME Manchester and Signal Film & Media

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Artist Moving Image | 16mm | 4:3

A series of five domestic vignettes that draw from the artist’s experiences and memories of growing up working-class in Britain. Each individual, moving portrait is a sensitive and at times surreal exploration that walks a fine line between documentary truth and poetic interpretation.

Each 100ft roll of film was undone, shaken and tossed in Paul’s living space, impregnating the 16mm film emulsion with the artist’s hair, sweat and skin.

Director, Writer, Camera - Paul Daly
Producer - Scout Stuart
Art Department - Eilis Healy
Sound Design - Dean Jones

Subjects - Svenja Buehl, Yandass Ndlovu, Zachary Chattaway, Frances Higginson, Marly Greasley

Commissioned by HOME Manchester

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Artist Moving Image | 16mm | 4:3

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 depression, masculine silence and emotional inhibitions, exploring the personal and physical effects of this.

This silence is underlined by the artist’s thoughts and emotions stated as subtitles. At the time of making the film, these were unable to be spoken aloud.

Premiered at London Short Film Festival 2018

Screened at British Shorts Festival Berlin, South London Shorts, and HOME Manchester

Director, Writer, Camera - 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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Artist Moving Image | 16mm | 4:3

Created as a response to Edwin Denby’s 1959 review of Stravinsky’s final ballet ‘Agon’, Hill uses Denby’s review and its relentless metaphors, references and precise visual shocks as a script for a new work, taking the linguistic articulation of a dance and returning it to a choreographed state through film, live performance and sound.

Director - Rowland Hill
Producer - Scout Stuart
Cinematographer - Paul Daly
Composer - Jack Sheen
Editor - Rowland Hill
Additional Editing - Ralph Pritchard

Dancers - Svenja Bühl, Regina Laasmäe, Danielle Summers

Commissioned by An assembly


Artist Moving Image | 16mm | 4:3

A documentation of my mother grieving the loss of my grandmother, and my father reaching the end of his working life.

The film is a study of the breadwinner and housewife relationship in a British context. Each subject poetically recite their memories based on our passing conversations over the last several years.

Currently in production.