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Paul Goldman

Paul Goldman

Paul Goldman is a leading commercial and music video director. AUSTRALIAN RULES is his first feature film as director. Paul Goldman trained at Melbourne's Swinburne Institute of Technology Film and Television School. While still a student, Paul shot and directed his first of many music videos including the notorious SHIVERS and NICK THE STRIPPER for Nick Cave.

After graduating in 1980, Paul established a specialist music video production company, The Rich Kids. His work soon brought national and international acclaim with Paul living between London and Los Angeles directing music videos for European and American record companies. He has directed over 200 music videos including work for Elvis Costello, INXS, Nick Cave, Kylie Minogue, Crowded House, Hunters and Collectors, Aztec Camera, Berlin, Paul Kelly, Jimmy Barnes, Kate Ceberano and Diesel. He has received numerous awards for his work including the coveted 1990 American MTV award Best Male Video for Elvis Costello's VERONICA.

In 1986, Paul trained at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) where he completed the Director's course and the NIDA Writer's Workshop. After NIDA, Paul was co-director of photography on John Hillcoat's controversial and critically acclaimed GHOSTS OF THE CIVIL DEAD (1988).

AUSTRALIAN RULES had its world premiere in the World Cinema section of the Sundance International Film Festival in January 2002. The film's Australian premiere was at the Adelaide Festival in March 2002.

Although born and raised in Melbourne, Paul barracks for the West Coast Eagles.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Paul Goldman Facts

OccupationDirector, Screenwriter
BirthplaceAustralia

Selected Filmography

Not available.