Award winning filmmaker Paul Stone is a born storyteller known for his cinematic, raw and emotive human portraits across commercials, documentary, and film. Paul was born in Brooklyn, NY, and splits his time between Manhattan and Venice Beach, California.
He has been featured in Adweek, Shots Magazine, Shoot Magazine, Boards Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Laughing Squid, Paste Magazine, Filmmaker Magazine, IndieWire Magazine, multiple Vimeo Staff Picks, and Short of the Week. He has directed commercials and branded content for brands including Airbnb, Verizon, Procter & Gamble, Instagram, PNC Bank, Fidelity, DeWalt, Ryot, Huff Post, and more.
His latest VR films were produced in collaboration with Huff Post and Ryot Media and received millions of views. Some recent commercial projects include a three spot commercial campaign for New Orleans based Community Coffee and a multiple spot campaign for PNC Bank via Deutsch N.Y.
He has worked with celebrities such as Paul Newman, Alec Baldwin, Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg, David Letterman, Tony Bennett, Jerry Stiller, and Michael Moore.
Stone recently wrapped production in Death Valley of a new short film called Big Elvis that world premiered in competition at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick, featured on Short of the Week, and is currently touring the film festival circuit in the US and abroad.
Stone’s short film Mulberry world premiered in competition at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, followed by the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, and had its web premiere on the Vimeo Staff Pick curated documentary channel.
His previous short film, Man Under, had its World Premiere in competition at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, Won Best Documentary at the Miami Film Festival, followed by a West Coast premiere at the 2015 Palm Springs Film Festival, then on to D.C. Shorts, Tacoma, Hot Springs, and DOC NYC. Man Under premiered on the internet on Short of the Week.
More short films followed, including The Prince of Elizabeth Street and The Boombox Project, which found its way into LA’s Grammy Museum and selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick.
His first short film, Tales of Times Square, won the Best Short Documentary Award at multiple film festivals and went on to screen at over 50 film festivals in the U.S. and abroad.
His debut feature film was shot in the U.S. and Africa. The film will be released in the Spring of 2019.