Paul Wright

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I am a BAFTA winning, critically acclaimed Scottish filmmaker whose work has played internationally at festivals such as Cannes,Berlin and Locarno.

An NFTS graduate, my short films have received international acclaim and awards, including winning Best Short Film at the BAFTAs, The Leopard Of Tomorrow Award at Locarno and screened in numerous film festivals worldwide.

My feature debut FOR THOSE IN PERIL premiered at Cannes Critics Week in 2013, as well as winning Best Film at the BAFTA Scotland Awards and the BIFA Douglas Hickox Award for Directorial Debut. I was also nominated for the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer/Director.

In 2016 Idirected an episode of TV Mini-Series MURDER, which was broadcast on BBC Two and have most recently completed my second feature ARCADIA, a provocative and poetic documentary about our contradictory relationship with the land, crafted from archive footage. The film screened at festivals such as BFI London Film Festival 2017 and Directors Fortnight at MOMA, before being released theatrically nationwide in June 2018 and screening on BBC Four in 2019.

Current research activities

I am in currently in development on my second fiction feature, CUCKOO, funded by BFI and Screen Scotland as well as my second documentary feature,THE GOD SPOT, funded by BBC Scotland and Screen Scotland. Both projects are being developed with the production company Barry Crerar.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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