Paul Damien Williams completed a graduate diploma in Documentary Filmmaking from the Victorian College of Arts in 1999. Paul has been working in the film industry since 1997, firstly as a freelance film and video editor and then as a producer and director of his own company, Sutton Grange Films. As an editor Paul was nominated for an Australian Film Institute award for Best Feature Documentary Film Editing for Words from the City (2007). Since 2012, Paul has been based in Darwin, Northern Territory where he has been working in partnership with Skinnyfish Music. Through this relationship Paul has formed great bonds with the people of North East Arnhem Land. Paul developed and produced two 15-20 minute films, Wardbakkarra and Wurray through the NITV/Screen Australia initiative Songlines on Screen. These films set in remote Arnhem Land and involving Indigenous Dreamtime stories premiered at the Sydney International Film Festival. Paul is also in the final stages of post-production of the feature-length documentary film 99 Not Out, a film that started off as simply following a man from his 99th to 100th birthdays, but became a deeply affecting existential study of the passing of time.

Accolades

Paul Damien Williams and Shannon Swan
Best Documentary Film, 2018

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Best Documentary Film, 2018

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Winner, Best Documentary Feature Film, 2018 Born blind and with a prodigious musical talent, Dr G Yunupingu first came to prominence as a member of…

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Films

Gurrumul
2017

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Australia
2017

Gurrumul

Winner, Best Documentary Feature Film, 2018 Born blind and with a prodigious musical talent, Dr G Yunupingu first came to prominence as a member of…

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