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Dword_avatar Paul Devlin


BLAST! (2009)
Paul Devlin: Director, Producer, Editor
BLAST! is a spectacular and suspenseful story of space exploration.


Public Bio

A five-time Emmy winner for his work on NBC's Olympics and CBS's Tour de France, Paul Devlin began making films at age 12 with a Super 8 camera his father bought for him.

Paul's first documentary Rockin’ Brunswick was made while earning his degree in English Literature at the University of Michigan. Since then, Paul has created numerous independent projects including 4 feature-length, theatrically-released, nonfiction narrative films: SlamNation, Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme, Power Trip and BLAST!. These critically-acclaimed films have screened for millions of viewers in over 120 countries as well as winning over a dozen international film festival awards and an Independent Spirit Award nomination.

Currently, Paul is working on The Front Man: A charismatic, goofball musician reveals surprising insight as he explores the meaning of success, fame, and family on a journey spanning 27 years. THE FRONT MAN is a romantic musicomedy about the broken promise of middle-class rock ‘n roll stardom.

As an editor, Paul's extensive credits include commercials, music videos (Elvis Costello, Cyndi Lauper, Kenny G), television shows and major sports broadcasts, including CBS's Super Bowls and ABC/ESPN's World Cup Soccer.

As a student, Paul assisted Robert Altman on his film Secret Honor and participated in a screenwriting seminar led by Lawrence Kasden (The Big Chill). Paul has visited over 40 countries and has exhibited photographs of his travels. As a writer, he has contributed to The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Filmmaker, The Independent, and Cineaste, among others.

Paul is on the Board of Directors of Nila, Inc., which designs and manufactures environmentally sustainable LED lighting for the motion picture and television industries.