Paul Devlin (filmmaker)
A five-time Emmy winner for his work on NBC's Olympics and CBS's Tour de France, Paul Devlin's films include Power Trip, which screened in 60 countries, theatrically across the United States and on PBS's Independent Lens, was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, and has won 10 film festival awards, including top prizes at Berlin, Hot Docs-Toronto, and Florida.
Paul also made the award-winning film SlamNation, which follows the fierce competition at the National Poetry Slam and helped popularize the dynamic genre with its release in theaters and on HBO/Cinemax and Encore/Starz. An interview with Devlin compromises an entire chapter in the book Words In Your Face: A Guided Tour through the New York City Poetry Slam, which refers to the book as "Slam's Second Bible."
Paul's second film - Power Trip - captures a clash of culture that combusts, when an American energy company, AES, must transform the dysfunctional electricity distribution system in Tbilisi, capital of the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. Power Trip was nominated for the 2004 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. Power Trip is available on home and educational DVD, as well as for download on iTunes.
Paul's latest film is BLAST!, which follows a team of international astrophysicists led by Paul's brother, Dr. Mark Devlin, as they attempt to launch a telescope on a NASA high altitude balloon. BLAST! is currently in being screened theatrically and the home DVD will be released in the fall of 2010. BLAST! is the first film to ever partner with the website ArtistShare - a website that allows fans to support the work of their favorite artists.
Devlin's current project is titled The Front Man, and is a documentary which follows the rock-and-roll career of the Loaded Poets, a band from North Brunswick, NJ. The film documents the band's struggle for success and the member's continued dream of rock and roll fame. The band also appeared in Devlin's first film Rockin' Brunswick, which documented the 1980s New Brunswick, NJ music scene.
Paul's other credits include his fiction film The Eyes of St. Anthony and his work as producing editor on the Organic film FREESTYLE: The Art of Rhyme, broadcast on VH1 and winner of the Special Jury Award for Documentary Filmmaking at the Florida Film Festival.
As an editor, Paul’s credits include commercials, music videos, television shows, and major sports broadcasts, including CBS's Super Bowls and ABC/ESPN's World Cup Soccer.
- Power Trip
- Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme
- The Front Man
- Slammin': The Sport of Spoken Word
Articles written by Paul Devlin
- Why Filmmaking Cannot Be A Hobby | Filmmaker Magazine
- Shaking the Money Tree
- Theatrical Launch | Filmmaker Magazine
- A Pioneering Experience | Dox Magazine
- Making a Film is Only Half the Battle | The Independent
- Blogging Hot Docs | The Independent
Articles About Paul Devlin
- The Afterlife of BLAST! | Filmmaker Magazine
- The Alternative Theatrical Circuit | Documentary Magazine
- Sense & Sensibility | MovieMaker Magazine
- Paul Devlin Blasts Off | MovieMaker Magazine
- A Documentary Records a Fierce Struggle for Power, Electric and Otherwise | New York Times
- Nervous Energy | Time Out New York
Interviews with Paul Devlin
- Interview with Nature Magazine
- Interview with Discovery Space
- 6 Questions with Paul Devlin | IndieGoGo
- Interview with Indy Mogul
- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0222816/awards | IMDB Awards page for Paul Devlin
- Aptowicz, Cristin O'Keefe. (2008). Words in Your Face: A Guided Tour Through Twenty Years of the New York City Poetry Slam. New York City: Soft Skull Press. Page 137. ISBN 1-933368-82-9.
- Rockin' Brunswick on Vimeo