​​Paul McDonnell

Paul is an award-winning director and writer. His work has won major prizes in Italy, America and Australia and he was awarded the best television commercial in Italy for one of Europe’s biggest energy companies ENI. As director and creative director, Paul's work spans live action and animated television campaigns with multi-million dollar budgets to working on avant-garde Italian films.

Paul has worked on commercials with great actors, including Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts, and is featured in Italian Vogue among the most talented Australians working in the film and television industry in Europe, alongside Cate Blanchett and Baz Luhrmann. He was nominated for an Italian Oscar for his work on the hit Italian feature film Fascisti su Marte. Paul is also Creative Director of DAM ~ Design & Art Magazine, with over 1.6 million readers in more than 60 countries.

Bilingual in English and Italian

The Film Artists' Producer and Director, Paul McDonnell is featured in the Double Issue of Italian Men's Vogue alongside Cate Blanchett & Baz Luhrmann.

Awards and Nominations
Awards and Nominations
Boomtown Film & Music Festival Official Selection
Toronto AltFF Award
Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania - Best Film Awards Finalist
Los Angeles CineFest Finalist
Promax Award and numerous Nominations
Palestrina International Short Film Festival numerous Awards
Italian Oscar - David Di Donatello Nomination
New York Film Festival Award
Nastri d'Argento numerous Nominations
P.R.I.A Award
15/15 Film Festival Award
MediaKey Award