Paul Awad Director/Writer
A SAVAGE NATURE (Distributed by Gravitas Ventures-2021)
"A Savage Nature accomplishes its mission as a taut and riveting home invasion thriller." - Film Threat
A lonely waitress is desperate to escape her small town and repair her marriage to her deputy sheriff husband. On the evening of their wedding anniversary, the troubled couple attempts to make a fresh start, but things take an unexpected turn when sinister strangers invade their home. As the night unfolds, loyalties shift, secrets spill, and lives shatter.
Best Feature Drama – French Independent Film Festival
Best Thriller – Washington Film Festival
Best Feature Film – New Cinema-Lisbon Monthly Film Festival Grand Prize Thriller Award – Hollywood Screenplay Contest
Best Actress (Joanna Whicker) – Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival
"In A Savage Nature, director Paul Awad comfortably takes refuge in the home invasion subgenre, executing the tense moments we’ve come to expect with aplomb. Along the way, he also subverts expectations with a jarring narrative twist that colors what we’ve seen previously in an entirely new light. 7 out of 10" Film Threat
“A Savage Nature is a terrific example of indie horror at its best”. -Nightmarish Conjurings
"A change from the typical indie horror fare, this is a film that takes familiar cliches and stereotypes and subverts them at every turn; making this film a must-see!
4 and 1/2 stars out of 5" -Nerdly
"One of the best films of 2021. 4 and 1/2 stars out of 5."-VideoViews
"The lead actor Joanna Whicker does a fantastic job of playing the wife who yearns for more in her life. -Eclectic Arts
“A Savage Nature delivers its pared down, keyed up goods with aplomb.” The Strange Colour Of Deej’s Reviews
Bicentennial Bonsai is a documentary by Paul Awad and Kathryn O'Sullivan. The film chronicles the historic gift of 53 priceless bonsai from Japan to the United States in celebration of the U.S. Bicentennial.
Best Documentary Short -2022 Arlington Int'l Film Festival
Utopian Vision Award-Utopia Film Festival 2021- 'for the best work in any category which reflects the value of cinema to help create a better world'.
Official Selection -Dunedin International Film Festival
Official Selection-Loudoun Arts Film Festival
THURSTON-THE WESTERN WEBSERIES (Season 2, Episode 7 & 8)
Thurston is an award-winning series with over 1 million views.
Click here to read the Backstage Magazine article on Thurston.
Click here to hear an interview with Thurston's producer Kathryn O'Sullivan.
Please visit the Thurston website to view all episodes and to learn more about the series.
Dracula has invited his fiance, Lucy, home to the castle to meet his overbearing mother. When Lucy arrives, Mrs. Dracula clearly disapproves of her son's choice for a bride. When nothing goes according to Dracula's plan at dinner, battle lines are drawn and Dracula is forced to choose between his mother or his one true love.
A Gastly Tale
The Toll Collector
The reel includes the Addy Award winning Singleton & Hutchinson campaign. All work was shot on (16mm or 35mm) film. Format SD.
The Fugue is a micro-budget feature inspired by Asian horror cinema. It was released by Indiefix and available from Netflix in 2008.
Where should you look during an audition? What makes a good headshot? What should you wear? Paul guides students through workshop exercises created to help actors make the most of their audition time, bring out their unique qualities and give them a solid grasp of the auditioning process and the skills necessary to get the part.
The video series is available from First Light Video Publishing.
This is a 16 mm music video we shot in '92 for the band T.K.Leggs. And a late 90s corporate video for Phillip Morris.