I’m an award-winning filmmaker whose work has screened internationally. I’m also a published writer in media studies and have taught media production, film and television studies, and screenwriting at universities for over twenty years.
I co-edited the collection The Multiple Worlds of Fringe: Essays on the J.J. Abrams Science Fiction Series (McFarland, 2014) and have published essays on various genre and cult television series, including Alias, Deadwood, Justified, and Veronica Mars.
Black Maria Film Festival – First Prize, 2008; Director’s Choice, 2016, 2012, 2010, 2001
Canada Shorts – Certificate of Excellence, 2015
Festival Corto e Mangiato – First Prize, 2011
2009-2010 The American University of Rome Award of Excellence
2000 Rockefeller Foundation Film/Video/Multimedia Fellowship Nomination
National Popular Culture Association
Whedon Studies Association
Film Production, Film History, Film Theory, Screenwriting, Cult Film and Television
Film Production, Cult media, Genre, Film and Television Theory
He is also the co-editor of the collection The Multiple Worlds of Fringe: Essays on the J.J. Abrams Science Fiction Series and has published work on various cult and genre media, including Alias, Deadwood, Justified, and Veronica Mars.
Independent Filmmaker, Film and Television Consultant, Screenwriting consultant
Film Production, Cult film and television, genre films and television
Paul Zinder is currently in postproduction on his latest short film, after being commissioned by the U.K.-based Canal and River Trust to direct and produce the short documentary Signwriter, which was released in 2015.
External Examiner for the BA (Hons) Film Production program at the University of St. Mark & St. John (Plymouth, UK) 2015 - 2019