Believe is the story of Lewis, a man recently widowed following the death of his wife Janice. Unable to accept her death and the reality of life without her, his behaviour becomes increasingly distressed and eccentric. As Lewis listens to a tape recording she made before her death, Janice’s voice becomes a siren song that draws him towards her with growing crescendo.
Believe captures a desperate journey of undying love, played out against beautifully isolated highland landscapes.
Paul was born in the costal town of Lower Largo, Scotland in 1981. He graduated from the RSAMD where his first film, Hikikomori, won the Scottish Bafta for Best New Work followed by a Bafta nomination in 2007 for best short film. The film also won Best Drama at the regional and national Royal Television Society awards. In the same year Paul was named one of Screen International Stars of Tomorrow. In 2009 he made Believe which won the Golden Leopard for Best International Short Film at Locarno Film Festival as well as major awards at Winterthur, Miami and Leeds; the film was also shown at Edinburgh and London Film Festivals. In 2010, Photos of God was in competition for the Golden Bear at Berlinale Shorts. Paul is based in London and is currently developing his first feature with Warp.
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