S2 E2: KISS TO SAY HELLO, FEAT. PAUL BRIGHT

October 08, 2021 00:38:58
S2 E2: KISS TO SAY HELLO, FEAT. PAUL BRIGHT
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S2 E2: KISS TO SAY HELLO, FEAT. PAUL BRIGHT

Oct 08 2021 | 00:38:58

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Show Notes

Paul Bright is a writer/actor/filmmaker who left Hollywood because it was too homophobic. Now he’s making art that is not here to coddle straight sensibilities. He’s upfront, in-your-face, poignant and often hilarious. But there is also a depth of experience and loss that informs his work and gives it its weight.

Paul Bright wrote/directed/produced eleven feature films. He began writing short plays as a little kid, and his first feature film script led to meetings at Disney Studios in his early 20s. He left homophobic Hollywood in the 80s searching for a place to belong in Reno, Albuquerque, Tempe, Dallas, Austin, New York City and now calls Portland his home. In this podcast he shares a short comical scene from his most recent movie POCKET MOUSE PROTECTOR, which is now in post-production, and two other pieces about living gay. He records audiobooks for Audible, streams raucous social commentary online from his bathtub, and teaches indie filmmaking to over 3600 students on the Udemy platform. The official website for his movies is paulbrightfilms.com

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