Paul Hough

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English born Paul Hough created and directed the multi-award winning film The Backyard . The Backyard received an original rating of NC-17 from the MPAA. The Backyard was named DVD Of The Month and received the coveted 4 stars in Maxim Magazine (UK). The Backyard was released in theaters in Germany and also had a limited theatrical run in USA. It was one of the first documentaries ever released onto the Sony Portable PlayStation format.

He directed the music video Enemy for Chris Jericho's band Fozzy which was censored on MTV. In 2007/2008 he won multiple film festivals with his action short film The Angel.

Feature film The Human Race World Premiered at Fantasia in Montreal. Hough garnered the Mention Speciale Du Jury Pour La Realisation at Utopiales De Nantes. Compared to Battle Royale, The Human Race has gained favorable reviews and was called "Inspirational and wickedly cruel." Actor Eddie McGee won Best Actor at the Mile High Horror Festival in Denver upon the film's US Festival Premiere and actress Trista Robinson won Best Actress at A Night Of Horror during its Australian Premiere. The Human Race is scheduled for release in 2013 by Anchor Bay.

Paul Hough is the son of director John Hough.

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Critics[edit]

The Backyard is called "Astounding" by the New York Times: [2]

The Backyard is called "First-rate" by The Chicago Tribune: [3]

The Backyard is called "A fascinating emotional rollercoaster" by Film Threat [4]

The Backyard is not for the squeamish, but for those unafraid to look at what is, perhaps, their own metaphorical "backyard," for those willing to stare into the long, dark night of the contemporary American soul, its bone-crunching message is worth hearing" - Washington Post [5]

The Backyard review in TV Guide [6]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Organization Work Category Result
2013 Best Feature Film Macabro Film Festival The Human Race Best Feature Won
Best Feature Film Tri-Citites International Film Festival The Human Race Best Feature Won
Best Feature Film DragonCon The Human Race Best Feature Won
Grand Prize Long Island International Film Expo The Human Race Best Feature Won
2012 Jury Award Utopiales De Nantes The Human Race Best Director Won
2007 Best Short Film London Sci-Fi Film Festival The Angel Best Short Won
Festival Prize Long Island International Film Expo The Angel Best Short Won
Jury Award Long Island International Film Expo The Angel Best Short Won
Best Short Film Fant-Asia Film Festival The Angel Short Film Won
Jury Award Newport Beach Film Festival The Angel Short Film Won
10 Degrees Hotter Award Valley Film Festival The Angel Short Film, Jury Award Won
Best Short California Film Festival The Angel Short Film Won
2003 Audience Award Brooklyn International Film Festival The Backyard Best Documentary Won
2002 Festival Prize Los Angeles Silver Lake Film Festival The Backyard Best Picture Won
Jury Award Sonoma Valley Film Festival The Backyard Best Lounge Film Won
Director's Choice Texas Film Festival The Backyard Best Film Won
Critic's Choice Edinburgh International Film Festival The Backyard Best Film Won