Paul J Lane

Paul J Lane grew up in London England UK, here he was influenced by his parents business of film hire retail shops where as a teenager had full exposure to every genre of film in the 1980's. This was a decade of less restricted censorship which left a mark on his cinematic eye allowing him to deliver the darkness and the light of emotion in each story he tells.

Paul's apprenticeship in film was initially through music video which inspired him to create an artist development school giving him the opportunity to create his first feature film for his song writers and singers. Upon orchestrating the auditions for this film, he saw a finer need to develop actors in the art of film and he created The Film Actors Academy (FACTA). Since then Paul has won 33 IMDb listed awards as a Filmmaker.

Your project has entered our festival. What is your project about?  
It's about an ex-war photographer called Jacob Shaw who expresses his creative art through music with his band whilst suppressing a gruesome plan for family revenge on a London gang. This is interrupted by meeting a Femme Fatale April Harley, a war fanatic who sends him down a bloody, vengeful path.
What are your ambitions with your project? 
To distribute worldwide.
Tell us something about your shooting? What pleasantly surprised you?   
The dedication and preparation of the cast & crew and level of performances captured by the camera and realised through the editors.
 For what group of spectators is your film targeted?   
It's a London based film however the market is also favourable in Australia and Asia as an Action Film.

Why should distributors buy your film?
One of our biggest assets in the movie is Ian Burfield, he has made excellent movies before such as "Who Is Erin Carter" "Pennyworth" & "The International" Additionally our track record within making films equates to a high number of awards although the ultimate edge is our story telling.

How would you specify your work? What characterizes your film?
I like the story to unfold gradually as each character finds their own answer to hurdles placed in front of them in a unique and original way.

Why did you decide to become a filmmaker?
Mainly through Directing, writing and making Music Videos initially.

Who is your role model?
Jim Rohn and Dr Alan Watts

Which movies are your favorites? Why?
An American Werewolf in London
Layer CakeLoch Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
All London based films, highly entertaining from my hometown.

Where do you look for inspiration for your films?
Usually the culture between and within the characters

Which topics interest you the most? 
True stories are very compelling in film.
What do you consider your greatest achievement in your career? 
Creating The Film Actors & Actresses Academy in London. Amazing people who realise their dreams with a humble passion and articulate skillset.
What do you consider most important about filming?   
The editing, a great editor has the power to make or break your movie.
Which film technique of shooting do you consider the best?   
The close up with depth of field capturing the emotions between the characters.
How would you rate/What is your opinion about current filmmaking?  
Current filmmaking is very accessible now, if you have a story, you can make it and that's a good thing.
What can disappoint you in a movie?  
The story as a whole, in my opinion there needs to be a beginning, middle and end with a good story arc.
Who supports you in your film career?  
The fantastic team around me, Cast, Crew and Producers.