Using the fragility and impermanence of 16mm film, I have documented social history throughout England during a decade of great divide and unrest, encompassing the breadth of this country's society and diverse culture.

Further works explore mortality, masculinity, solitude, and ritual, referencing and dissecting my upbringing.

In 2022, my film Mirrors, supported by BFI Doc Society, premiered in the International Short Competition at Sheffield DocFest and was later longlisted for BIFA Best Short Film.

My first feature documentary, Shadows, is now in production and examines class structure, identity, and the balance of power in England.

b.1989 in Coventry
Lives and works in Coventry




Artist Moving Image | 16mm | 4:3

A study of solitude as a medicinal melancholy, a vehicle for introspection and reflection. Focussing on my father, the film’s images were born from our relationship with this interior and exterior state of being.

The film was made in response to 18th-century diary excerpts provided by Warwick University-based researcher Dr Naomi Pullin. The title was taken from a poem by diarist Gertrude Saville.

Filmmaker - Paul Daly
Subject - Gerard Daly
Researcher - Dr Naomi Pullin

Commissioned by Coventry Creates
Funded by Arts Council England