Paul Stanley Ward

Writer

Paul Stanley Ward won a Qantas Award for his first short film script: 2008's The Graffiti of Mr Tupaia. After an OE that took in a Masters in Literature at Oxford University and work for the Discovery Channel in the United States, he returned home to write for Kiwi settler show Here to Stay, plus policing documentary Undercover. Later came shorts Choice Night and Cold Snap, which was selected for the 2013 Venice Film Festival. Ward was founding editor of NZ On Screen. The longtime nature lover went on to create kids nature app Wild Eyes, and Capital Kiwi, whose mission is to return kiwi to the wilds of Wellington.  

It's a long way from Mermaids [strip club] on Courtenay Place to Clermont-Ferrand. Paul Stanley Ward on his short film Choice Night being selected for French film festival Clermont-Ferrand, The NZ Herald, 10 February 2011