Paul Walker

Freelance Screenwriter & Script Writer

2 Skills

Paul enjoys working across various media. He is equally at home writing black comedy, campaigning or state-of-the-nation drama, friendship group stories or site-specific multi-media theatrical experiences.
Current television work includes STIFFS /Glenside Productions, PHOENIX / T4Productions, DESCENDENT/Maxfilms, CALL THE MIDWIFE / Neal Street Productions for BBC THE PROFESSIONALS (fka SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE) / Fortune Productions, Ireland and EASTENDERS / BBC1; and for film, three original Dublin-set stories A SORTA DIRTY DUBLIN TRILOGY.
Paul’s controversial award-winning two-parter on the STARDUST disco fire won ‘Best Drama’ at the Irish Film & Television Awards 2007 (Merlin Films for RTE, produced by Norman Siderow, directed by Ciaran Donnelly (Vikings, Titanic, T4 Productions).
As well as developing original television drama work, Paul has been a long-time contributor to long-running series. He was Story Producer on BBC Scotland’s RIVER CITY from January-December 2014 and on RED ROCK Season 1 (Element Pictures/Company Pictures for TV3, Ireland, 2015). He went on to Studio Produce RED ROCK Season 2 and was Series Producer (Editorial) on Season 3 of the show. He has also been on writing duties on both Season 2 and Season 3. The series won ‘Best Soap’ at the Irish Film and Television Awards 2016 and Paul was also nominated as ‘Best Writer’ for his work on the show. Paul was Showrunner/Writer of RED ROCK Season 4.
Other work for television includes De Facto Films’ drama series AN BRONNTANAS for TG4, Ireland, which Paul co-wrote with director Tom Collins, Joe O’Byrne and Eoin McNamee. This was recut into a theatrical motion picture which had its world premiere at the Galway Film Festival 2014. It was Ireland’s entry for the Foreign Language category of the 2015 Academy Awards. The television version was nominated in the Scripted Drama category of the Irish Film and Television Awards 2015.
Feature film projects developed include NORWEGIAN WOOD with development funding from the Irish Film Board and THE LAST WITCH for director William Roe, both with Danú Media.
Paul won the Writers Guild of Ireland’s Best Scriptwriter award for in 2019.
Paul’s stage plays include the site specific award winning LADIES AND GENTS and ADRENALIN both supported by the Arts Council, along with STOKER about the final days of Bram Stoker’s life. Other works include DECKED, DIDI’S BIG DAY and COSTA LADS.
He was also a founding member of Theatre Upstairs and a writer in residence for Semper Fi Theatre Company.

As a MENTOR Paul has worked with both the Draíocht Theatre and Down To Earth Theatre Company with his uniquely designed first time scriptwriter course.
He was mentor for the inaugural Wexford Film/Bodecci Writers Course for short film and is currently a mentor for YIFM National Development Programme.
He is also on the panel of mentors at Screenskills Ireland, on BBC Writers Academy and a guest lecturer of the National Film School at IADT, Dun Laoghaire .
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Script Writing