DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / SCREENWRITER

Monkey Farm is the production company of Paul Hart-Wilden, a Director,
Producer and Screenwriter. An ex-pat Englishman, based in Los Angeles, California, a dedicated member of the DGA, Producers Guild of America and BAFTA Los Angeles.

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Work

With a career spanning many years and several continents, Paul's work has encompassed not only Directing, Producing and Screenwriting but also work on numerous feature films, television programs, commercials and music videos as a Line Producer, Production Manager and 1st Assistant Director.

About

PAUL HART-WILDENl began his career in the UK before relocating to Los Angeles.

The short film HORRORSHOW, which he wrote and directed, was premiered at the Splatterfest film festival in London. HORRORSHOW was also included in the film ‘DON’T SCREAM IT’S ONLY A MOVIE’ which was narrated by Vincent Price and as part of the supplemental materials on the U.S. DVD release of the feature film “Living Doll”.

SKINNER, was produced in Los Angeles. Starring Ted Raimi, Ricki Lake, Traci Lords and Richard Schiff - SKINNER was distributed domestically by A-Pix Entertainment and internationally by Cinequanon. The movie was also released in France and in Hong Kong under the title 'Skin Person Devil'.

His third produced screenplay, ALONE, which starred John Shrapnel, Miriam Margolyes, Claire Goose and premiered internationally at the Cannes film market before being released around the world.

Paul traveled to Indiana to direct MEREDITH and THE PACK, two short films that combined with The Hood and See No Evil to become OBITS – a short form anthology movie for Road Pictures. OBITS was premiered at the Screamfest Film Festival in Hollywood, California.

Paul joined the production of SURVIVING DISASTER for Spike TV. His experience of working with stunts and weaponry was put to use on a number of episodes including MALL SIEGE and NUCLEAR ATTACK on which he directed the 2nd Unit action sequences. Paul returned to Spike TV on the acclaimed series 1,000 WAYS TO DIE. Hired as a 1st Assistant Director, Paul graduated to directing for the show.

Working with Asabi Lee, Paul co-wrote, co-produced and directed 2nd unit on the feature film WOLF TOWN. The movie starred Alicia Ziegler (Lake Placid 2), Max Adler (Glee), Josh Kelly (One Life to Live, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) and Levi Fiehler (Puppet Master: Axis of Evil). The film was distributed around the world.

Screenplays he has written with his writing partner Asabi Lee have consistently placed in the quarter, semi and finals of various screenwriting competitions including; Screamfest, Slamdance and the Nichol Screenwriting Fellowship.

Paul directed a promo piece for Paul Rees Productions for a documentary on the North American Eagle world landspeed attempt. This was shot on location in Washington State, Nevada and the Bonneville Salt Flats. He made his feature film directing debut with the family movie 'Mobster Kids' and more recently completed the first season of the romantic comedy web-series 'Long Distance', the short film 'Little Angels' and the pilot for the TV show 'Stardust'.

In addition to Directing, Producing & Screenwriting, Paul continues to work in production and provide production consulting services. He has worked on over 40 feature films including 'K-11', 'Sex, Death & Bowling', 'The Lost Tribe', 'Aime ton Pere' and 'Spivs', over 60 episodes of television including 'Urban Tarzan', 'Real Rob' and 'Catfish: the Untold Stories', along with commercials and music videos.