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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

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Interview

Facial DBX - Funny As Interview

Interview, 2019

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Interview

Jon Bridges & Paul Yates - Funny As Interview

Interview, 2019

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Wellington Paranormal - Covid-19

2020, Director, Writer - Web

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Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy

2019, Subject - Television

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Mean Mums - First Episode

2019, Storyline Editor - Television

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NZ On Air 30th Birthday - Wellington Paranormal

2019, Producer - Wellington Paranormal - Web

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Wellington Paranormal

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

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Mortal Engines

2018, As: Dietrich - Film

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Wellington Paranormal - Excerpts

2018, Producer, Storyliner - Television

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Lucy Lewis Can't Lose - Series Two

2017, Director, Producer, Script Editor - Web

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Only in Aotearoa - First Episode

2017, Script Editor - Television

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Pot Luck - Series Two

2017, As: Mike - Web

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Mahana

2016, As: Minister - Film

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Lucy Lewis Can't Lose

2016 - 2017, Director - Web

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Lucy Lewis Can't Lose - Series One

2016, Director, Producer, Script Editor - Web

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Pot Luck - Series One

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

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War News - The Gallipoli Evacuation (excerpt)

2014, As: Joe Stevens (reporter) - Television

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How to Meet Girls from a Distance

2012, As: Veterinarian - Film

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Girl vs. Boy

2012 - 2014, As: Bob, Writer - Television

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Girl vs. Boy - Series One

2012, As: Bob (Tims' Dad), Story, Writer (episodes 1 & 6) - Television

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The Banker, the Escorts and the $18 Million

2011, As: Priest #1 - Television

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Tangiwai - A Love Story

2011, As: Cyril Ellis - Television

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Facelift - Series Four, Episode One

2007, As: Various roles, Writer - Television

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The Simon Eliot Show

2007 - 2008, Writer - Television

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The Killian Curse - First Episode

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

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Facelift - Series Three, Episode One

2005, As: Mark Sainsbury, various roles, Writer, Script Editor - Television

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Facelift - Series Two, Episode One

2005, Script Editor, As: Various roles - Television

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Facelift

2004 - 2007, Writer, As: Various roles - Television

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Facelift - Best of 2004

2004, Script Editor, As: Various roles - Television

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Facelift - First Episode

2004, As: Various roles, Script Editor - Television

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Freaky

2003 - 2005, Script Editor - Television

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Freaky - First Episode

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

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Clare

2000, As: Dr Jamieson - Television

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Flatmates

1997, Actor - Television

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The Frighteners

1996, As: Deputy - Film

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The Edge - Series One, Episode 13

1993, Subject - Television

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Shortland Street

1992 - ongoing, As: Fatal MC - Television

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Away Laughing - Series Two, Episode One

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

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Away Laughing

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

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Away Laughing - First Episode

1991, As: Various roles - Television

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What Now?

1981 - present, Writer, Director - Television