Paul Usher

Agent:  Julian Friedmann

Biography: In 2011 Paul wrote high-concept action feature film THE HOLD, which sold to Instinctive Film and is being packaged by WME in the US. Joern Heitmann will direct the film in South Africa in 2015. Paul was subsequently invited to join the company as a producer, in which capacity he now has a number of projects in development, including FEAR PARIS: a multi-director horror feature, which Paul is co-writing, that will be helmed by Joe Dante (Gremlins), Christian Alvart (Pandorum), Xavier Gens (Hitman) and Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky) among others.  Paul continues to write and produce independently from Instinctive. He is also working on a thriller feature project for Forefront Media, producers of Paul Walker's VEHICLE 19.

Paul’s writing career started in theatre at the age of eighteen. His plays for stage include My Recreation (Cheltenham Everyman, 1997) which won the Enter-Stage-Write competition in the same year, The Last Request (Axiom Theatre, 1998) and Quick Perfect Bliss (Axiom Theatre, 1998).  Paul then graduated with a letter of commendation from Bournemouth University’s prestigious BA (Hons) Scriptwriting degree course. He subsequently worked on ITV’s popular police drama THE BILL and was hired as Script Co-ordinator for Five’s continuing drama FAMILY AFFAIRS. Paul has also written and produced a number of award-winning short films including FUGADO, PAULIE and THE IDIOT.


Writing credits:

THE CROSSROADS (2015. Thriller feature. Commissioned to write by Forefront Media, producers of Paul Walker's VEHICLE 19)

THE HOLD (2015. Instinctive Film. High-concept action thriller. Rights sold. Director: Joern Heitmann. Producer: Darryn Welch)

SMOKING HOT (Instinctive Film. Action adventure based on a story by Darryn Welch. Commissioned)

VERSIONS (Changing Pictures. High-concept sci-fi actioner. Script in development)

INTO HELL – co-written with Richard Cookson. (Contemporary adaptation of Joseph Conrads Heart of Darkness. Script in development).

Producing credits:

FEAR PARIS – as Producer and Writer (2015. Instinctive Film. Horror. Directors: Joe Dante, Christian Alvart, Xavier Gens. Producers: Darryn Welch, Laura Rister)

URBAN HYMN (2014. Instinctive Film. Hard-hitting drama. Director: Justin Kerrigan. Writer: Nick Moorcroft. Producers: Darryn Welch, Nick Moorcoft, Meg Mistry, Ian Brown)

ERRORS OF THE HUMAN BODY (2013. Instinctive Film. Thriller. Director: Eron Sheean. Writers: Shane Danielson and Eron Sheean Producer: Darryn Welch. Featuring: Michael Eklund, Karoline Herfuth)