Paul has produced nine feature films and strives for equality and diversity throughout his company – both on-set and in his screenplays. Multi-award-winning Film producer and writer Paul G. Andrews, CEO of GlobalWatch Films, started his TV career-making business films, producing over 300 in five years, before moving into feature films. Paul tells us more about interviewing world leaders, how he got started in film production, and his favourite projects to date. Also about working with great writers, his future projects such as 'The Great Hunger', 'Gorger', talking about the winning Best Film award at the Cardiff International Film Festival and how he's gained focus during the pandemic.

Film production beginnings

Sabina: How did you get started in film production?

Paul: I used to run a television production company that produced documentaries and corporate videos for many industries, predominantly financial institutions. I interviewed many high-profile leaders, including former Russian deputy prime minister Igor Shuvalov, the then president of Ethiopia, Girma Wolde-Giorgis, and Nigeria's ex-president, Olusegun Obasanjo. One day, one of my contractors came to me with several of his screenplays, and I decided to produce one of them. Since I was a child, I've loved films, so the opportunity to get involved in the industry was exciting. After that, I wanted to get more experience in the field, so I executive-produced several feature films before writing and co-writing more screenplays of my own.

Best projects to date

Sabina: What are your favourite projects to date?

Paul: I would have to say our Anglo-Indian film 'Boogie Man', as it's a fun family film with some great actors, great music and an even better story. We won the Best Film award at the Cardiff International Film Festival, which was an incredible achievement, and the film has now won over 53 awards at international film festivals.

Upcoming projects

Sabina: Tell us more about your upcoming projects.

Paul: We have three big projects coming up. The first, 'The Great Hunger', is a historical epic about the Irish famine. It's co-written by Thomas Keneally, Roland Joffé (who is also directing it), award-winning novelist Meg Keneally and myself. We're in the process of attaching an A-list cast, so watch this space!

The third film we're working on is 'Gorger', a gritty revenge thriller I wrote about a career criminal who teams up with a warring gypsy community after an old underworld colleague murders his son. All three projects have won numerous Best Screenplay awards at international film festivals, so we're looking forward to making them into award-winning movies.