SELECTED EXPERIENCE / FILMOGRAPHY:

DIRECTOR / FIELD PRODUCER / CAMERA OPERATOR

Jade City, HD TV Series
- Omnifilm
- Discovery Channel

 

Drive-In, USA, HD TV Series
- Court Five

 

Jet - HD Commercial
- Emporio Armani / EMI Music / RUSSH Magazine (Australia)

 

St. Henri, The 26th of August, HD Feature-length Documentary
- The National Film Board of Canada / Parabola Films
- Canal D (Canada)

- Official Selection: Hot Docs 2011

 

Webdreams - Season II - Gemini Award Nominated TV Series
- Reality-based "Docu-Soap"

- Format: HDCAM
- Galafilm Inc. / Alliance-Atlantis
- Airing Worldwide: Showcase (Canada) & USA (TBA)



DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY / CAMERA OPERATOR

MANufactured, HD TV Series
- Castlewood Productions.
- Discovery Channel

 

Spice of Life, HD TV Series
- Concentric Entertainment.
- Cooking Channel

 

Yukon Gold, HD TV Series
- Paperney Entertainment Inc.
- The History Channel

 

Jeppe on a Friday, HD Feature-length Documentary
- Parabola Films

 

BAKE: With Anna Olson, HD TV Series
- Peace Point Entertainment Group
- Food Network

 

Coast Modern, HD Feature-length Documentary
- Twofold Films
- Knowledge Network (Canada)

 

The Carbon Rush, HD Feature-length Documentary
- Telefilm / Byron A. Martin Productions / Wide Open Exposure
- Superchannel (Canada)

 

Paul Watson - Eco Pirate, HD Feature-length Documentary
- Screen Siren Pictures
- Segment of Production: Galapagos Islands

- 64th Festival de Cannes, Hot Docs 2011

 

Warehouse Wonderland, HD Reality Series
- YAP Films Inc.
- HGTV

 

Blue August - with Phillippe Cousteau, HD Documentary
- Auracana Productions
- Discovery / Planet Green

 

The Market, HD Feature-length Documentary
- TriNetra Productions
- TVO (Broadcast dates TBA)

- IDFA 2010, Thessaloniki 2011, DOXA

 

Aftermath, HD Drama
- TriNetra Productions

- 64th Festival de Cannes

 

Mallamall, HD Feature-length Documentary
- InSync Media
- Omni Television

 

My Playlist - 30 Second HD Commercial
- Birthplace Media

 

Keeping Up With the Jones' - Season 1, HD Reality Series
- BET / Centric Original Program

 

My Life With Me, HD Documentary
- TriNetra Productions
- Omni Television

 

Going Attractions - HD Feature-length Documentary
- Dir. April Wright
- April Nine Productions
- In Post-Production

 

The Officer's Wife - HD Feature-length Documentary
- Dir. Piotr Uzarowicz
- Goat's Hill Films

 

 


WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / EDITOR / CAMERA OPERATOR

ZOMBIE!, Short Fictional-Narrative
- Hulo Films

 

5 Sides of a Coin, Feature-length documentary
- 7 th Art Releasing / Lakeshore Entertainment
- Broadcast on: Starz! (USA), Documentary Channel (Canada), ABC (Australia), etc.
- For purchase, license or booking info: http://www.7thart.com

 

Six Flags "National Parks"
- 30 second Commercial Spec
- Format: HD

 

Verizon Wireless "On the Corner"
- 30 second Commercial Spec
- Format: DVCProHD

 

National Endowment for the Arts "The Art in Life"
- 30 second Commercial Spec
- Format: 16mm

 

Shave and a Haircut - 22 minute Documentary
- Format: DV

 

persons, places, things, 45-minute Drama
- Format: 16mm
- Screened in Tokyo, Berlin, London, Montreal & Vancouver

 

Do Not Ruin Your Credit, Short Experimental
- Format: DV/16mm
- Official Selection: New York, Chicago & San Francisco Underground Film Festivals

 

Room 102, Short Fictional-Narrative
- Winner: Jury Prize - 23rd Annual Festival of Student Films
- Honorable Mention: Best Cinematography -10th Ann. National Student Film Festival

 

Clipped, Short Documentary
- Winner: Best Videography - SMPIA Awards
- Format: DV


FREELANCE CAMERA OPERATOR
CTV, CBC, BCTV, Global, Much Music, SVT (Swedish National TV), Cossette Advertising (Client: Molson), Pinpoint Productions (Clients: Nike Canada, Federal Government, etc.)


EDUCATION / TRAINING:

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (With Distinction)
Major in Film Production
Concordia University, Montreal

Video & Television Production
University of Regina

Kodak Visiting Artists Program
Cinematographer Andrew Laszlo ASC (Streets of Fire, First Blood, Inner Space)


Advanced Editing
Editor & Academy Award Winner Jean Oser (Pandora's Box, Kameradschaft)

Hot Docs: Doc U & Doc Lab
(Astral Media Scholarship)

References, expanded experience, expanded filmography & expanded press clippings are available upon request.


SELECTED PRESS:

" Paul Kell cuts this interview footage images flow as smooth as the beats they're cut to, 
making for something like a live action magazine, or a with classic and recent performance 
footage and archival photos taken throughout the evolution of hip-hop. The hip as fuck video 
textbook on hip-hop if you will, written by the masters themselves. 
5 Sides of the Coin  contains absolutely no artificial sweeteners or preservatives - no 
commercial hogwash. This is the real shit."    - FILM THREAT 



"A flashy, earnest tribute to the spirit of hip-hop directed by Paul Kell.   Mr. Kell interviews 
a smattering of hip-hop artists, most from New York and most allied, by history or affinity, 
with a pre-gangsta, pre-P. Diddy street-level aesthetic that values craft over flash and honesty 
over provocation.   
If you like the music, you will appreciate Mr. Kell's attention to it, and relish the on-camera 
presence of legends like Kool Herc and Afrika Bambaataa.   ''5 Sides of a Coin'' will make your 
head nod...A fascinating story."    - A.O. SCOTT, NEW YORK TIMES 


"Helmer and chief lenser Paul Kell spent years researching turntable based movement's West 
Bronx block party roots and traveled Europe, Asia and the States to capture its fallout. 
Great looking.   Well executed.   Thorough overview of hip-hop's origins and influences."
- VARIETY 



"Paul Kell's 5 Sides of a Coin announces in its title that defining something as fluid as hip-hop 
isn't going to happen.   But damn if the Saskatoon-raised, Concordia U-schooled wily whiz kid 
hasn't gone out and nailed as solid a history of the expanding culture as any old-schooler could ever 
want. 
Meticulously shot in the layered vernacular of the art form, but faithful to the tenets of the genre.   
The kind of conviction that makes you want to remember his name so you can say you knew him when."
- JOHN GRIFFIN, MONTREAL GAZETTE 

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"5 SIDES OF A COIN, directed by Paul Kell, packs in a ton of information plus some social commentary 
concerning the influence of hip hop culture on today's youth by the artists themselves.   I hope you get a 
chance to check it out."      - AIN'T IT COOL NEWS 



Paul Kell was selected by ANTHEM magazine as one of twelve young directors whose 
"place in the film world will never be fleeting."