Paul Yates

Writer, Producer, Actor

Writer, producer and actor Paul Yates is a comedic "everyman". His CV includes sketch shows Facelift and Telly Laughs, pre-teen series Freaky and The Killian Curse, and teen sitcom Girl vs Boy. He’s written for popular sitcoms Willy Nilly and Sunny Skies, and is producer and co-writer for Wellington Paranormal, the hit spin-off from 2014 movie What We Do in the Shadows.  

They were doing a big sweeping shot and all I had to do was say, 'Proceed to sector seven', but I started speaking too early. A minor mistake, but James Cameron was like 'Hey! What the eff are you doing, Paul? You dropped the ball!' I was like, 'Oh my God! James Cameron swore at me!' Paul Yates on playing a small role in James Cameron's 2009 blockbuster Avatar

Interview

Facial DBX - Funny As Interview

Interview, 2019

Interview

Jon Bridges & Paul Yates - Funny As Interview

Interview, 2019

Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy

2019, Subject - Television

NZ On Air 30th Birthday - Wellington Paranormal

2019, Producer - Wellington Paranormal - Web

Wellington Paranormal

2018, Producer, Writer, Storyliner, As: Possessed husband - Television

Mortal Engines

2018, As: Dietrich - Film

Wellington Paranormal - Excerpts

2018, Producer, Storyliner - Television

Lucy Lewis Can't Lose - Series Two

2017, Director, Producer, Script Editor - Web

Only in Aotearoa - First Episode

2017, Script Editor - Television

Pot Luck - Series Two

2017, As: Mike - Web

Mahana

2016, As: Minister - Film

Lucy Lewis Can't Lose

2016 - 2017, Director - Web

Lucy Lewis Can't Lose - Series One

2016, Director, Producer, Script Editor - Web

Pot Luck - Series One

2015 - 2016, As: Mike (Episode 2 and 5) - Web

How to Meet Girls from a Distance

2012, As: Veterinarian - Film

Tangiwai - A Love Story

2011, As: Cyril Ellis - Television

The Simon Eliot Show

2007 - 2008, Writer - Television

The Killian Curse - First Episode

2006, Writer, As: Mr Timmins (teacher), Script Editor - Television

Freaky

2003 - 2005, Script Editor - Television

Freaky - First Episode

2003, Writer - Lab-Rats, Script Editor - Television

Clare

2000, As: Dr Jamieson - Television

Flatmates

1997, Actor - Television

The Frighteners

1996, As: Deputy - Film

The Edge - Series One, Episode 13

1993, Subject - Television

Shortland Street

1992 - ongoing, As: Fatal MC - Television

Away Laughing - Series Two, Episode One

1992, Writer, As: Brian the fireperson, Blind Mate host, various roles - Television

Away Laughing

1991 - 1992, As: Various roles, Writer - Television

Away Laughing - First Episode

1991, As: Various roles - Television

What Now?

2000 - 2004, Writer - Television