Paul  Blinkhorn

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I'm a writer and director who works in theatre, film and audio drama.

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Developing REFUGE, an international project with fellow writer-director Amy Jephta in Cape Town with the support of the British Council.

In post-production with the feature-length audio drama NIGHT OF THE ORCHID, written by Marty Ross for Wireless Theatre Company.

 

As writer-director my short films 'After Auschwitz' and 'Duty Calls' have been screened at festivals in Albania, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Israel, Romania and the USA.

I graduated from Edge Hill University with a BA (Hons) in Drama and English before gaining an Arts and Humanities Research grant to study for an MA in Theatre Directing at East 15 (supported through an AHRC bursary).

I'm a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, New York and the Artistic Director of Northern Outlet Theatre Company.

In 2016 I was shortlisted for the Genesis Future Directors Award at the Young Vic and longlisted for the Old Vic 12.

From December 2015 to February 2016 I was assistant director to David Thacker on his productions of Jim Cartwright's TWO and TWO 2 (World Premiere) at the Octagon Theatre Bolton.

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I'm a writer and director who works in theatre, film and audio drama.

Current:

Developing REFUGE, an international project with fellow writer-director Amy Jephta in Cape Town with the support of the British Council.

In post-production with the feature-length audio drama NIGHT OF THE ORCHID, written by Marty Ross for Wireless Theatre Company.

 

As writer-director my short films 'After Auschwitz' and 'Duty Calls' have been screened at festivals in Albania, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Israel, Romania and the USA.

I graduated from Edge Hill University with a BA (Hons) in Drama and English before gaining an Arts and Humanities Research grant to study for an MA in Theatre Directing at East 15 (supported through an AHRC bursary).

I'm a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, New York and the Artistic Director of Northern Outlet Theatre Company.

In 2016 I was shortlisted for the Genesis Future Directors Award at the Young Vic and longlisted for the Old Vic 12.

From December 2015 to February 2016 I was assistant director to David Thacker on his productions of Jim Cartwright's TWO and TWO 2 (World Premiere) at the Octagon Theatre Bolton.

Career stage
Entry
Industries
Performing Arts, Radio, TV
My skills
Facilitation, Artistic Director, Assistant Directing, Director, Experienced Lecturer, Filmmaking, Producer, Reader, Short filmmaking, Theatre, Theatre Maker, Writer
Job Roles
1st Assistant Director, 2nd Assistant Director, 3rd Assistant Director, Literary Associate

Work history

Jan 2008 - Present

Freelance Director
Theatre

Jan 2008 - Present

Artistic Director
Northern Outlet Theatre Company

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015

Director - 'Shakespeare Lives!'
Irlam Festival Fringe

May 2015 - May 2015

Director - 'LIVE'
Writers For Sale / Waterside Arts

Feb 2015 - Mar 2015

Guest Director - 'The Laramie Project'
University of Cumbria

Jun 2013 - Dec 2013

Director - 'The Mighty Carlins'
Wireless Theatre Company

Jun 2012 - Dec 2012

Director - 'Country Life'
Wireless Theatre Company

Sep 2010 - Apr 2011

Associate Director
New End Theatre

Jun 2008 - Nov 2009

Writer-Director 'Duty Calls'
Ultimatum Films

Jan 2008 - May 2008

Assistant Director - 'Frozen' to Dir: Roger Haines
Library Theatre Company, Manchester


Education

Sep 2009 - Nov 2010

Theatre Directing - MA
East 15 Acting School

Sep 2002 - May 2005

Drama and English degree - BA Hons
Edge Hill University


Where they are going

Industries
Animation, Film, Performing Arts, Radio, TV
Skills they want to learn
Marketing, Directing, Directing Animation, Machinima Directing (Video Game Acting), Musical Theatre, Radio, Studio Directing, Theatre

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