At school Paul Middleditch was a repeat winner in an annual filmmaking competition run by childrens show Spot On. As a teen he made music videos for artists Tex Pistol (including chart-topper 'The Game of Love') and Tim Finn. Middleditch is now a globally successful commercials director based in Australia, where his work includes the celebrated Big Ad for Carlton Draught. In 1998 he made his feature debut with starting over drama Terra Nova. His hard-edged romance A Cold Summer (2003) played in multiple festivals. In 2008 Middleditch returned to Wellington to direct Tom Scott-scripted relationship drama Separation City.
I would describe myself as… a small man with a lot of energy. When I look in the mirror, I’m still the kid I was when I was 10 who picked up a camera and made home movies with my family. Paul Middleditch, in a 2010 interview with Shots magazine