PAUL RASCHID

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Having grown up around filmmaking under the guidance of his producer father Neville, Paul went on to complete a BA in English Literature with Film Studies at King's College London in 2014. Paul and Neville now helm UK independent film production company, Aviary Films.

In 2015, Paul's first produced screenplay was teen supernatural thriller; 'Unhallowed Ground'. It received awards at the London Independent Film Festival and the British Independent Film Festival.

Paul made his directorial debut with supernatural-psychological horror; 'Winterstoke House' (which he also wrote and acted in).

Paul's second feature as a writer-director was 'White Chamber', which was shot in 12.5 days. In 2018, the sci-fi thriller/horror/drama played 10 film festivals around the world including Edinburgh, Sitges, Frightfest, Mumbai, BIFAN and Brussels. Lead actress Shauna Macdonald received the BAFTA Scotland Best Actress award for her tour-de-force performance. Between August 2019 and February 2021, the film was available to stream on Netflix in the UK, USA, Canada, Israel, Australia and New Zealand.

Paul's third project as director, 'The Complex', a sci-fi interactive film/FMV live-action video game, released in 2020 on all major gaming platforms. Penned by Lynn Renee Maxcy, it stars Michelle Mylett, Kate Dickie and Al Weaver. It was produced by John Giwa-Amu and Jade Alexander.

In 2020, Paul wrote and directed 'Five Dates', a romantic-comedy interactive film/FMV live-action video game. It was being made entirely remotely during the UK's national lockdown due to the Covid-19 global pandemic. It stars an ensemble cast including Mandip Gill (Doctor Who), Georgia Hirst (Vikings) and Marisa Abela (Industry).

In 2021, Paul wrote and directed 'The Gallery', a hostage-thriller interactive film/FMV live-action video game. The cast includes George Blagden (Versailles & Vikings), Anna Popplewell (Disney’s Narnia films), Kara Tointon (Mr. Selfridge), Rebecca Root (The Queen’s Gambit), Shannon Tarbet (Killing Eve), Richard Fleeshman (The Sandman) and Fehinti Balogan (I May Destroy You.).