Paul Gordon moved to Austin in 2001 to attend film school at the University of Texas, where he made MOTORCYCLE, a feature film crafted from his three film school projects. MOTORCYCLE premiered at the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival, and went on to play at film festivals around the world, including Thessaloniki, SXSW and Rooftop Films.
Paul's short film GOOD played at the 2001 SXSW and Chicago International film festivals, and aired on PBS's Image Union.
Paul wrote, directed, and plays the lead in THE HAPPY POET, which world premiered at the 2010 SXSW film festival and premiered internationally at the 67th Venice Int'l Film Festival. The POET has played at festivals around the world and has won both audience and jury awards.
Paul has also acted in some fellow-Austinites' films, including Geoff Marslett's MARS, which continues to screen at film festivals around the world.
Paul has twice been awarded grants from the Texas Filmmakers Production Fund, and recently direceted a scene for the upcoming remake of SLACKER.