PAUL CHART is an Award Winning British writer/director, originally mentored by veteran UK producer Lord David Putnam (Killing Fields, Chariots of Fire) and Colin McCabe (British Film Institute).
His debut Neo-Noir road thriller ‘American Perfekt’, produced by legendary director Irvin Kershner (’Empire Strikes Back’, ‘Eyes of Laura Mars’, ‘Never Say Never Again’), and starring Amanda Plummer, Robert Forster, Fairuza Balk, David Thewlis and Paul Sorvino, was Officially Selected for the 50th Cannes Film Festival, and, won Best Director (Chart), actor (Robert Forster) and actress (Fairuza Balk) at Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival 2000.
Chart has since written, and re-written, on countless films for studios such as Universal, Warners, Beacon, Summit, Limelight, Columbia, Paramount, and worked with producers and artists such as Joshua Sinclair (Shaka Zulu), Dave A. Stewart (Eurythmics, Honest), Russell Mulcahy (Highlander, Resident Evil), Randal Kleiser (Grease), Cary Granat (’Scream’ series), JS. Cardone (Prom Night, The Stepfather), Stuart Gordon (Re- Animator), Scott Einbinder (True Blue, Killer Joe), Ronny Yu (The Bride Wore White), Simon Fields (Serendipity, Shall We Dance), Jon Shestack (Air-force One, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past), Alison Owen (Shaun of the Dead, Elizabeth, Proof, Jane Eyre), and Sean Hayes (Will & Grace), just to name a few.
Recent screenplay work includes writing on ‘Children of Men’ (2006), ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D’ (2008), and Guillermo Del Toro’s highly successful animated feature ‘’The Book Of Life’ (2014).
In 2006, Chart was chosen by Fade In magazine as one of the ‘100 people you should know in Hollywood’, and in 2009, the restoration of Abel Gance’s epic masterpiece “La Roue” (1923) was dedicated to Chart by esteemed composer Robert Israel.
Chart’s most recent screenplay is an adaptation of Walter Mosley’s controversial novel, ‘Killing Johnny Fry’ (2019). Mosley (Devil in a Blue Dress) and Denise Grayson (The Social Network) will produce.
Currently, Chart is developing the epic, sci-fi TV series, ‘The 4th Kingdom’ (2019) with famed TV producer Vince Gerardis (Game of Thrones).