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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.
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 was released worldwide in 2013 by Anchor Bay.
Turning to TV, Hough directed a musical special for award-winning series League of Steam, "The Invitation To Armageddon." The episode was nominated for various awards and won DragonCon.
Paul Hough is the son of director John Hough.
The Backyard is called "Astounding" by the New York Times: 
The Backyard is called "First-rate" by The Chicago Tribune: 
The Backyard is called "A fascinating emotional rollercoaster" by Film Threat 
"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 
The Backyard review in TV Guide 
Awards and nominations
|2016||Best Comedy||DragonCon||The Invitation To Armageddon||Best Short||Won|
|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|