Paul Stone is a Brooklyn born bi-coastal commercial director and award winning filmmaker. Stone started his career as a commercial editor at Ridley Scott & Associates before transitioning to director. 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, Vimeo Staff Picks, and Short of the Week. He has directed commercials and branded content for brands including Airbnb, Verizon, AOL, Procter & Gamble, Instagram, PNC Bank, Fidelity, DeWalt, Ryot, Huff Post, and more.
Stone’s latest short film Mulberry world premiered in competition at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. 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, and DOC NYC. Man Under premiered on the internet on Short of the Week.
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 30 film festivals in the U.S. and abroad. 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 latest branded content VR films were produced in collaboration with Huffington Post, Ryot Media, and American Family Insurance. 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. Stone recently wrapped production in Death Valley of a new short film called The King Thing that will premiere in the spring 2018. He is currently prepping his first feature film that will shoot in the U.S., Africa, and India.