Paul Webster

Paul Webster




About Paul

Paul Webster is an award-winning producer, writer and director. He is a graduate of the MA program in Production and Direction at the John Huston School of Film and Media in Galway. He was the winner of the Físín Pitching Award at the Dingle International Film Festival 2012 from which his film ‘Stuama’ received its funding. He directed the drama which won Best Irish Film at The Cork Underground Film Festival 2013. He went on to work in production for Element Pictures and later as script editor Fair City, he is now a regular writer on the popular soap.  Let Those Blues In, Paul’s documentary about Irish Blues musician, Paddy Smith, was the winner of Best Short Documentary in association with RTE at The Sky Road Film Festival, Clifden, Co. Galway in October 2015 and it was chosen as the closing short film at The Craic Fest Irish Film Festival in New York, March 2016. He received a €35,000 production fund from Science Foundation Ireland and The Galway Film Centre as part of their Science On Screen documentary scheme. Mending Legends goes behind the scenes of Irish sport to explore the unseen drama caused by injuries for our top athletes. It screened on Tg4 in Autumn 2017. Paul co-directed Borderland, a 26-minute documentary exploring the refugee crisis along Europe’s Borders. Under the 2018 Real Shorts scheme, Paul received €20,000 from the Irish Film Board for his docu-drama – The Vasectomy Doctor. The film will premiere at the Cork Film Festival in November 2018.