Paul Blinkhorn

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Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2016 - 2017Director
Film
Fellaz
Paul Blinkhorn
Ultimatum Films
2016Director
Theatre
Fellaz
Paul Blinkhorn
Manchester ADP
The King's Arms
2016Director
Theatre
Resurrection 2020
Paul Blinkhorn
Manchester ADP
The King's Arms
2016Writer-Director
Film
After AuschwitzUltimatum Films
2016Director
Theatre
Significant Other Festival - CrushPensive Federation
Oldham Coliseum
2015 - 2016Assistant Director
Theatre
Two 2
David Thacker
Bolton Octagon
Octagon Theatre
2015 - 2016Assistant Director
Theatre
Two
David Thacker
Bolton Octagon
Octagon Theatre
2015Director
Theatre
JB Shorts 14 - Sugared ArmourReallife Theatre Company
Joshua Brooks
2015Director
Theatre
Shakespeare Lives!Irlam Festival Fringe
Irlam Catholic Club
2015Director
Theatre
Writers for Sale - LIVEDog Cat Trumpet Productions
Waterside Arts Centre
2015Director
Theatre
The Laramie ProjectUniversity of Cumbria
Stanwix Theatre
2014Director
Theatre
John and MarkNorthern Outlet Theatre Company
Lantern Theatre Liverpool / Taurus Bar
2014Director
Theatre
Naked Old ManNorthern Outlet Theatre Company
Lantern Theatre Liverpool / Taurus Bar
2014Director
Theatre
JB Shorts 12 - A Hairline CrackReallife Theatre Company
Joshua Brooks
2014Director
Theatre
Merlot's Magic / Irlam Festival FringeIrlam Festival Fringe
Irlam Catholic Club
2014Director
Theatre
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestUniversity of Cumbria
Stanwix Theatre
2014Director
Theatre
Spring and Port WineNorthern Outlet Theatre Company / Mashed Up North
The King's Arms, Salford
2013Director
Theatre
The TempestUniversity of Cumbria
Stanwix Theatre
2013Director
Theatre
Shelter from the StormAmerican Actors UK
Tristan Bates
2013Director
Theatre
Sunk / Contact Compacts #1Contact Theatre
Contact Theatre
2013Director
Theatre
Perspectives/ CamouflageOrganised Chaos Productions
Studio Salford
2013Director
Theatre
The Children's HourUniversity of Cumbria
Stanwix Theatre
2012 - 2013Director
Theatre
The Mighty CarlinsWireless Theatre Company
Radio
2012Director
Theatre
Country LifeWireless Theatre Company
Radio
2012Director
Theatre
The Mighty CarlinsNorth American Actors Association
Tristan Bates
2011Director
Theatre
Country LifePlayer Playwrights
Old Red Lion
2011Director
Theatre
Country LifePlayer Playwrights
GBS Theatre RADA
2011Director
Theatre
Up on BricksSitcom Mission/ Hat Trick Productions
New Diorama
2011Director
Theatre
Risk AssessmentTheatre 503
Theatre 503
2011Director
Theatre
12 Angry MenASAD
ASAD
2011Director
Theatre
74 Georgia AvenueNew End Theatre / Northern Outlet Theatre Company
New End Theatre
2010Director
Theatre
Cockroach DialoguesLondon Playwrights' Collective/ Theatre 503
Theatre 503
2010Director
Theatre
In Friends Like These We TrustTheatre 503
Theatre 503
2010Director
Theatre
Finchley RoadLondon Playwrights' Collective/ Theatre 503
Theatre 503
2010Director
Theatre
SirenChilling Out Theatre
Etcetera Theatre
2010Director
Theatre
Scratch at the Jack (Three monologues by Rachel Barnett)Brockley Jack Theatre
Brockley Jack
20102nd Assistant Director
Film
Fairytale of London TownMutt & Jeff Pictures (Dir: Louis Neethling)
20102nd Assistant Director
Other
Yolanda Be Cool - Music VideoLuti Media (Dir: Ben Peters)
20102nd Assistant Director
Other
Jessie J "Do It Like A Dude" - Music VideoLuti Media (Dir: Ben Peters)
20102nd Assistant Director
Film
Screen Acting Close UpClever Boy Media
(Dir: Nic Phillips)
2009Director
Theatre
The Teacher Who Loved MeIn Company Theatre
Old Red Lion
20092nd Assistant Director
Film
I am Ruthie Segal, Hear Me Roar!Third Man Films
2009Director of Photography
Film
Samuel Doesn't Live Here AnymoreUltimatum Films
Steven Hutchinson
2009Producer/1st Assistant Director
Film
No RegretsNC Films
2009Director
Theatre
The Posthumous Papers of Alan KonigsbergNorthern Outlet Theatre Company
Revolution - Manchester
2009Director
Theatre
Raving BeautiesBroken Echo Theatre Company
Studio Salford
2008Writer/Director
Film
Duty CallsUltimatum Films
2008Director
Theatre
TapeNorthern Outlet Theatre Company
Manchester Library Theatre Company
2008Assistant Director
Theatre
FrozenThe Library Theatre
Manchester Library Theatre Company
2007Director
Theatre
Holiday SnapSt. Vincent's DS
St. Vincent's Theatre
2006Director
Theatre
The OutsidersBolton Little Theatre
Bolton Little Theatre
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2010MA Theatre DirectingEast 15 Acting School
    2005BA Hons Drama and EnglishEdge Hill University

    Additional Information

    Extracts from reviews:

    REVIEWS for THEATRE:

    A HAIRLINE CRACK, part of JB SHORTS at Re:play (HOME, Manchester - January 2015

    "A smashing tale of hoarding... Jane McNulty's A Hairline Crack gives a cautionary tale about hoarding vintage crockery a smashing denouement." Alfred Hickling - The Guardian

    "JB Shorts openes with the deliciously dark A Hairline Crack, written by Jane McNulty and directed by Paul Blinkhorn... Breeze and Goulding give faultless performances...An immensely intriguing piece." Tracey-Ann Thompson - The Good Review

    "The piece moves with naturalistic normality with an underlying dark motive that surprises both Ronnie and the audience." Kate Morris - Now Then Magazine (Manchester)

    "...this two-hander recreates the tension in the women’s relationship and makes for some uncomfortable viewing." Collin Snell - Theatreworld Internet Magazine

    COUNTRY LIFE

    "Everybody must go and see this thoroughly entertaining production. Now." Amina Bhuiyan - A Younger Theatre (2011)

    FOUR STARS "Country Life starts to do what is says on the tin, then turns it upside down and shakes it up. Quietly entertaining, brilliantly original." Helen Macdonald - Whatsonstage.com (2011)

    74 GEORGIA AVENUE

    "...a one-act, bitter-sweet play that packs a powerful punch... Daniel Dresner and Nathan Clough as Marty and Joseph, drive the action forward, under Paul Blinkhorn's succinct direction." Pauline Flannery - Extra Extra (2011)

    SIREN

    "Director Paul Blinkhorn paces scenes carefully and keeps the whole thing enigmatic." Howard Loxton - British Theatre Guide (2010)

    RAVING BEAUTIES

    "Directed by Bolton-born Paul Blinkhorn, this is a terrifically engaging and entertaining production". Kevin Bourke - Manchester Evening News (2009)

    "This is a fine production of a good play that is full of humour and never fails to entertain". Dave Cunningham - Whatsonstage.com (2009)

    TAPE

    "Any new theatre company's work is to be welcomed, especially when their debut production is as good as Tape." Dave Cunningham - Whatsonstage.com (2008)

    REVIEWS for RADIO:

    THE MIGHTY CARLINS

    "Rush, rush, rush to Wireless Theatre Company's website for a free download of this play." Moira Petty - The Stage (2013)

    "enthralling" Laurence Raw - Radio Drama Review (2013)

    Referees

    David Thacker - Theatre and Television Director

    (Former Artistic Director of the Young Vic and Octagon Theatre Bolton)

    Elizabeth Newman - Theatre and Television Director

    (Artistic Director of the Octagon Theatre Bolton)

    Simon Usher - Theatre Director

    (Theatre Director including; Presence Theatre, RSC, The Bush, Royal Court)

    Roger Haines - Theatre Director

    (Theatre Director including; Associate Director of the Library Theatre Manchester, Calender Girls - tour)

    Contact details are available upon request.

    Industry Awards

    Short Film: as writer-director

    'After Auschwitz'

    Official Selection: Tirana International Film Festival (Tirana, Albania) *award-nominated, Tryon International Film Festival (Tryon, North Carolina, USA), AHRC Film Award (London, UK) *award-nominated, Taste Award (Los Angeles, USA) * award-nominated, Awareness Film Festival (Los Angeles, USA), Universal Film Festival (Kansas City, Missouri, USA) *award-nominated, Eureka Springs Human Rights Film Festival (Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA) *award-winning, Cumbria Short Film Competition *award-nominated, Immigrants of Spitalfields Festival (London, UK), Phoenix Film Festival (Melbourne, Australia), Shorts Off Film Festival (a BAFTA Cymru qualifying festival)

    'Duty Calls'

    Official Selection: Artensive International Festival (Romania), Bradford International Film Festival, Cannes International Film Festival - Short Film Corner *supported by North West Vision and Media (France), Cornwall Film Festival, Deep Fried Film Festival, End of the Pier International Film Festival, Falstaff International Film Festival, Giggleshorts International Comedy Short Film Festival (Canada), Mid-Ulster Film Festival, North by North Western Festival, Not Part of Festival, Oxjam Film Festival, Not Part of Festival, Pennine Film Festival *awarded 'Best Short', Salford Film Festival, Saltburn Short Film Festival, Short Cuts Film Festival, Strasbourg International Film Festival (France and Germany), 24:7 Festival

    Theatre (as director):

    'Tape' by Stephen Belber, nominated for Best Production at Buxton Festival Fringe 2008 and selected to be part of the Re:play Festival at the Library Theatre, Manchester.

    About me

    Paul is an award-winning writer, director and producer who works in theatre, film and audio drama.

    FILM

    His film work has screened at festivals in Austrailia, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Romania, Spain and the United States as well as at the Academy Award qualifying Tirana International Film Festival in Albania.

    As a writer-director his short film pitch for ‘The End’ developed with film and television puppeteer Julie Frost was runner-up in The Pitch Film Competition in January and narrowly missed out on securing £30,000 short film funding and production support. The project has since attached producer Julie Foy (one of the producers behind 2018's Academy Award-winning short film ‘The Silent 'Child’).

    He has previously received support from the Film and Television Charity, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Council.

    AUDIO

    As a director-producer he was recently selected as one of the finalsists in Audible's Audio Drama Production Competion. Audio drama credits for Wireless include: (as director and producer) the forthcoming four-part crime series ‘Omega’ by Elizabeth Parikh, (as director and assistant producer) ‘Night of the Orchid’ by Marty Ross, ‘I Heart Amy’ by Elizabeth Parikh, (as director) ‘The Mighty Carlins’ by Collin Doyle – featuring actor Shane Rimmer (selected to feature as part of the HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction and Arts Festival 2014 and the UK Radio Drama Festival 2015) and ‘Country Life’ by Peter Briffa.

    THEATRE

    Paul has staged worked which has been seen at venues including Oldham Coliseum, HOME, the Old Red Lion (London), Tristan Bates (London), Theatre 503 (London), Manchester Library Theatre, Contact Theatre (Manchester) and the New Diorama. He was also Trainee Associate Director at the New End Theatre, where he directed the UK premiere of 74 Georgia Avenue by Tony and Academy Award nominated writer Murray Schisgal.

    (AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR):

    Two 2 by Jim Cartwright (World Premiere, Octagon Theatre Bolton, Dir: David Thacker), Two by Jim Cartwright (Octagon Theatre Bolton, Dir: David Thacker), Frozen by Bryony Lavery (Manchester Library Theatre Company, Dir: Roger Haines - nominated for ‘Best Production’ at the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards)

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Community
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Opera
    • Revue
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    • Tragedy
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes