Based in Glasgow and London, Paul Welsh is a producer, commissioner and executive producer working predominantly across narrative shorts and feature films. More recently his experience has extended to webbased content including artist film, factual/documentary and experimental narrative for the social networking site Central Station, funded by 4iP and Creative Scotland.
His recent producing credits include the Scottish Screen / EM Media funded feature Skeletons the latest in a long line of outstanding and distinctive films to receive the Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film at the 64th Edinburgh International Film Festival (June 2010).
Skeletons is Edge City Films debut feature - in co-production with Forward Films (London) - with the company's second film Lore scheduled to shoot Spring 2011. Directed by Cate Shortland (Somersault), Lore is based on Rachel Seiffert's Booker nominee The Dark Room, a £3.5M coproduction with Rohfilm (Berlin), KGB (Vienna) & Porchlight Films (Sydney).
Paul's development slate includes original work by Esther May Campbell (September, BAFTA winner 2009), Toby Litt (with Wendy Bevan-Mogg coproducing) and Tim Cunningham (with Penny Linfield, Spool Films coproducing).
As the company's slate reflects, Paul Welsh has built a strong reputation for developing talent in the UK, commissioning original live action and animated work through DigiCult - the award-winning digital film project he established in Scotland in 2001 - and more widely, for national and regional film development funds including EM Media, Scottish Screen and UK Film Council. Over the last ten years, Paul has developed, commissioned and produced over 50 short films, many of them award winning nationally and internationally.
ECF also houses The Story Room, a radical process-based workshop for story and script development.
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