The Actor’s Director

Every actor has a unique essence that can bring their performances dynamically alive. It is my role as director to find that quality in the performer and teach them how to fulfill their purpose in storytelling.

Educated in Hollywood and New York in both film and theater, I founded the Gaslight Theater in Austin Texas as the Artistic Director. Under my leadership we produced 32 stage productions in 3 years and eliminated our start-up debt almost entirely through ticket sales.

I produce independent feature films as the writer, director, editor which are enjoyed by millions of people around the globe through distribution agreements with many international companies.

In addition I mentor future filmmakers with my filmmaking tutorial series on Udemy that teaches film pre-production and production. I guest lecture and/or worked with film students at UCLA, School for Visual Arts (New York), Columbia University, NYU, and University of Texas, Austin. And I guide actors to discover greater depths of performance through private coaching and classes.

Paul Bright, Director
+1 512/300-3552



Thirteen Past Midnight, by Billy St. John

How the Other Half Loves, by Alan Ayckbourn

Sylvia, by A.R. Gurney

Love, Sex and the IRS, by Billy Van Zandt

Death and the Maiden, by Ariel Dorfman

Punch and Judy, by Bill Svanoe

Cahoots, by Rick Johnston

Rhinoceros, by Eugene Ionesco

Lettice and Lovage, by Peter Shaffer

Snapshots, by Cynthia Mercati

Book of Murder, by Ron Cowen

Murder in Green Meadows, by Douglas Post

Evening of Culture, by Mark Landon Smith

Loot, by Joe Orton

The Master and Margarita, adapted by Michael Franco and Richard Helweg

Founder and Artistic Director of Gaslight Theater.

Feature Films:

Angora Ranch (2006) Water Bearer Films, Inc

Theft (2007) Water Bearer Films, Inc

Aaron…Albeit a Sex Hero (2009) Water Bearer Films, Inc

Altitude Falling (2010) Water Bearer Films, Inc

Abrupt Decision (2011) Water Bearer Films, Inc

Goliad Uprising (2012) Fuzion Filmz, Inc

Forgotten Hero (2014) Kinonation

Long Term Parking (2015) Kinonation

Prof Tom Foolery Saves the Planet (2017) FilmHub

Stars in His Eyes (2020)

Crossing Shaky Ground (2020)

Short Films:

Plot Number Two (2007) Silly Bunny Pictures

Little Baby Two Shoes (2007) Silly Bunny Pictures

Making It Wright (2014) Norcia Productions

Painting the Line (2017) Paul Bright Films

G13 (2019) Paul Bright Films

Web Series:

Indie Filmmaking Tutorials on Udemy (94 Videos)

Ariel’s Government Secret (2012) (16 Episodes)

Jack’s Coffee Talk (2013) (7 Episodes)

Tub Talks (2015-current) (70+ Episodes)

Living with Maude (2016-2018) (122 Episodes)

Social Media/Marketing/Commercials:

Client list available upon request


Background Summary:

Graduate Hollywood High School Performing Arts Magnet.

Studied stage performance with Paul Gleason at the Los Angeles Music Center.

Voice lessons from Nathan Lam and Rickie-Weiner Gole.

Studied with Kimberly Graham, Judy Henderson, Brian O’Neil, Paul Michael