In Hello Destroyer, Paul plays Ron Burr, the stern father of Tyson Burr, played by Jared Abrahamson (Awkward, Fear the Walking Dead). The father and son struggle with communication, a trait handed down through the generations. Hello Destroyer raises deeply troubling questions about how society teaches boys to become adults, particularly within the context of Canada’s national obsession: hockey. The film will be screening at the Vancouver International Film Festival on October 1st at 6:00 pm and October 6th at 3:45 pm.
More information on screening details can be found here: https://www.viff.org/Online/default.asp
In the jaw-dropping audacious revenge thriller (Re)Assignment, Paul plays District Attorney Paul Wincott lobbying to keep Sigourney Weaver’s character behind bars. Sigourney Weaver plays a score-settling surgeon who puts a lowlife killer through full male-to-female reassignment surgery.Upcoming roles in feature films include Midnight Sun (2017), where Paul plays entrepreneur Blake Jones alongside Patrick Schwarzenegger; Day to Night (2017) where Paul stars opposite Camille Sullivan and Robert Maloney as Will Sheen, a gregarious vice principal that tries to keep the peace during one very awkward evening; and in the comedy Big Fat Liar 2 (2017), where he is cast as Tom Sheppard, the father of the mischievous genious Kevin Sheppard (Ricky Garcia), directed by Ron Oliver (Universal Studios)
Paul has just recently wrapped one of his most adventurous film experiences to-date with his lead role in the Hollywood/Bollywood romance Heartbeats (2017) from the creator of the Step Up franchise and Save the Last Dance. Paul plays Richard Andrews, opposite Daphne Zuniga (Melrose Place, One Tree Hill), who travels to Mumbai, India, with his family for a wedding. Romance, drama and dance ensue.
Paul’s work on the small screen is extensive, with credits including: ABC’s Once Upon a Time, Fox’s 24, AMC’s The Killing, BRAVO’s Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, Fringe, Supernatural, When Calls the Heart and the cult-classic The X-Files. Paul is widely recognized for his role in the award-winning sci-fi series Stargate Atlantis, where he played the lovable Scottish physician, Dr. Carson Beckett for five seasons.
Over the years, Paul’s storied acting career has led him to work with some of the industry’s top talent, including Chris Pine and Karl Urban in Star Trek, directed by JJ Abrams, George Clooney and Britt Robinson in Tommorowland, directed by Brad Bird, and Academy Award winner Sally Field, in A Cooler Climate.
Born in Paisley, Scotland, the sixth of seven children, Paul immigrated to Canada with his family as a child. Paul was raised in southern Ontario (Niagara region). While pursuing his acting career, Paul obtained two degrees (B.A. and B.Ed) and was a member of the National Champion Brock Badgers varsity wrestling team.
Paul currently resides in Vancouver, Canada with his wife and two children.
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Reviews are in for ‘Hello Destroyer’:
TIFF 2016 Review: Hello Destroyer
‘Hello Destroyer’ puts hockey’s culture on display
Hello Destroyer ruminates on our thirst for violence in hockey – until it all goes wrong
Quiet hockey film, Hello Destroyer, helps put Banff-born filmmaker Kevan Funk in the big leagues
TIFF 2016 Movie Review: HELLO DESTROYER (Canada 2016)