After a successful career as a TV producer, Paul was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study on the prestigious Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California in 1995. After graduating he set up numerous projects as an independent producer with major Hollywood studios and spent more than a decade working in the US film industry.
Paul returned to the UK in 2009 to join Aardman where he was a key player in developing the company’s feature film slate. Paul Produced the Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated ‘Shaun The Sheep The Movie’ with Julie Lockhart. He also produced ‘The Farmers Llamas’ a BAFTA and EMMY nominated Shaun Sheep special with John Woolley. Paul raised financing for various films on Aardman’s feature slate including Nick Park’s ‘Early Man’ and was the architect of the BFI/ Aardman Film Lab, a scheme intended to develop animated projects in the UK. Paul now has his own business PEK Productions through which he is developing films as well as producing ‘A Shaun The Sheep The Movie: Farmageddon’ for Aardman Animations and StudioCanal.