Paul Olding is a BAFTA nominated (Best Director), multi award winning TV Writer/Director, Producer/Director, Series Producer and Creative Leader with 20 years experience working across documentary, drama and branded content.
Within Drama, Paul’s credits include the feature length scripted factual drama Wallis: The Queen that Never Was and Albert: The Power behind Victoria, BBC serial drama Doctors, and drama docs Autopsy, The Genius Sperm Bank, Monsters Behind the Iron Curtain, Nasa’s Unexplained Files, plus nine Film Shorts screened at festivals around the world. Within Documentary, Paul has made some of the most successful science and history films on British TV including Wonders of the Solar System and Pavlopetri: City Beneath the Waves, working with the likes of Brian Cox, Iain Stewart and Alice Roberts.
Paul has pitched, developed and successfully delivered one-off Tv films and series for all BBC channels, plus Channel 4, Channel 5, National Geographic, Discovery, Animal Planet, The Science Channel and PBS.
A zoologist by training, Paul has a doctorate from Oxford University in the vocalisations of Australian Microhylid treefrogs (he was at one time the world’s second leading expert on these frogs). Paul is also a published writer and author, an accomplished stills photographer, radio broadcaster, underwater camera operator, and vigneron (with a small commercial vineyard in East Sussex and an Urban Vineyard in Lewisham SE12).
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About Paul’s Work
“...I think Wallis is fantastic. Far and away the best drama doc Elephant House have made...”
Ben Frow, Head of Channel5
“...Paul is a hugely talented film maker, combining creative flair with journalistic rigour...
Despite challenging budgets and schedules, he delivers films that are visually
sumptuous, and always strives to engage viewers with gripping storytelling...”
Jeff Anderson, Head of Factual Channel5
“...Paul is a visually talented film maker, a relentless hard worker and a highly organised Series Producer,
capable of overseeing large complex projects...”
Greg Chivers, Executive Producer WagTv
“...Paul can be relied on to grasp a brief and deliver a powerful, visually inventive, high quality
film on time and on budget, able to drive a project forward even when the going gets tough.
he is equally at ease with Specialist Factual and has a good quirky eye for drama..”
Chris Granlund, Executive Producer BBC
“...Incredibly talented, energetic and dedicated...”
Richard Burke-Ward, Executive Producer Pioneer Productions
Selected Past Work
Watch some clips in the Showcase
Film Production Company
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