Paris Zarcilla | ABOUT

Paris Zarcilla | ABOUT




Paris Zarcilla is a BIFA-nominated director/writer of film, television and commercials. Between 2012 to Feb 2016 he ran a multi-award winning production company called Sudden Black producing and directing commercials for NSPCC, Coke Zero, Tesco, Jigsaw, New Look, Adidas, Victorinox, Rolex to name a few.  In 2014 his short film Feel Flows went on to win multiple awards for Best Short Film at numerous international festivals including London Independent Film Festival, Van d’OR Awards, Cannes Short Film Corner and the prestigious Vimeo Staff Picks. After 5 years as a creative director in the commercial realm he took a 2 year hiatus to concentrate on honing his craft in screen-writing. Drawing from his years as a competitive gymnast and training in ballet, he emerged with a script for a short film called Pommel which he directed in 2017 with the support of Creative England, The BFI and Refinery Media. It is currently on it's festival run and has since been nominated for BEST BRITISH SHORT at the 2018 British Independent Film Awards, won Best UK Short Film at East End Film Festival 18', won Special Jury Mention for Excellence in Directing at the Oscar Qualifying Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 18' and nominated for Best International Short at the Oscar Qualifying Short Shorts Film Asia 18' in Japan.

He is currently in pre-production for a mini series he has written and will direct for Singapore's StarHub channel under digital Emmy nominated production company Refinery and InFocus Asia. He is also developing Pommel as a feature.

Awards | Recognition                   

British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) “Pommel”, 2018 Nominated for BEST BRITISH SHORT

East End Film Festival, "Pommel," 2018 Winner Best UK Short Film                               
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, "Pommel," 2018 Winner Special Jury Mention for Excellence in Directing
Short Shorts Film Asia, "Pommel," 2018 Best Narrative, Nominee for Best International Short

Norwich Film Festival, "Pommel," 2018 Nominated Best Short Film

London Independent Film Festival, "Feel Flows", 2013 Best Music Video' and nominated for Best Short Film
Van d’OR Awards, "Feel Flows", 2013 Best Music Based Film
Cannes Short Film Corner, "Feel Flows", 2013
                          Vimeo Staff Pick, "Feel Flows", 2013                                   

48 hr Sci-Fi Challenge, "Friends and Enemies", 2014 Finalist