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Paul Barrett

Paul began his entertainment industry career at the age of 15, in 1980, by taking an internship at a local public broadcasting station. There he gained experience in all phases of television production. Paul’s first taste of film came when he worked as Production Assistant on two historical dramas, Thunder in Carolina and Of Quilts and Sabres. During this period he also co-produced a short film illustrating the game of Dungeons and Dragons.

Paul moved to Atlanta in 1983, where he went to work for Compro Productions, working with both film and video on commercial and industrial shoots. During his three-year stint with the company, he was, at various times, grip, assistant production coordinator and assistant editor. In 1986, Paul went freelance, working on various projects as production coordinator, props, set dressing, or script supervisor. His credits include The Abyss, Days of Thunder, Max, Outcast, Summer ’03, and most recently, Uncle Frank, directed by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under, American Beauty), The 24th, directed by Kevin Willmott (Oscar winning co-writer of Black KKKlansman.), and The Eyes of Tammy Faye, starring Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield.

In 1999, Paul helped form advertising agency Indievision and in 2003, he was a co-founder of Synthetic Fur, a motion picture production company. In 2011, Paul formed Sansperf Productions with director Tony Elwood. Paul has produced three features (Cold Storage, Night Feeders, and Never Feed the Troll), two documentaries (In the Footsteps of Elie Wiesel and The Final Gift) and numerous regional commercials and industrial videos.

He is also an author with four published novels with more to come.