Producer | Director | Photographer
Michael William Paul brings many years of experience and dedication to the studio environment.
Michael’s detail and timing command success for large scale productions. While on a smaller scale, his passion for artistic creativity shapes the mood for intimate projects, portrait sessions and creative ideas to flow organically. Whether a big budget or smaller independent project, he applies a strict approach to detail and timing.
Michael William Paul is an expert in studio and location production. He has over 20 years of hands on experience designing and running different studio businesses in the US, Canada, and Europe. His international work as a diplomat covering the United Nations and world leaders only adds to his unique style offering a specific set of skills required to deliver under pressure and with exceptional results.
Starting photography as a teenager, by the time he was 20 years old, Michael was hired as the portrait photographer for North America’s leading Women’s Lecture Series “Unique Lives and Experiences”, which he held officially for ten years. This prospect led to an ongoing collection of portraiture photography, inspiring a series of the worlds most distinguished and influential “Women of Our Time”, which is the title of the coffee table book for this collection. He has worked with and been influenced by many including; Jane Fonda, Shirley McClain, Erin Brokovich, Isabella Rosallini and Maya Angelou. His fashion photography both editorial and advertising has been published in international magazines like; Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Town and Country, Flare, Wedding Bells, Today’s Bride, Arise, Idoll Magazine, and The New York Times to name a few. Photograph out-takes from MWP’s editorial in Arise Magazine empowering three African super models, (Hawa, Nana and Sonia) was chosen for the special edition book publication “New African Fashion”.
Michael William Paul is mostly focused on producing and working as a director. However in the early years he starred in front of the camera in hit network film and Television, and independent productions. He had his acting debut starring on the popular Canadian Much Music TV series “In Your Space” playing the “handy man” on a 23 episode internationally syndicated show. and he has been invited on many occasions to bring his own on air style into the TV world as a feature and guest star for E Network Television and VH1. A celebrated and studied actor and performer his on camera moments truly reflect a combined respect for both the craft in front of the camera and the director behind.