PAUL FREEDMAN

Paul believes in working with real people to tell compelling stories and uncovering the innate truth of the human condition. He is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning filmmaker based in Los Angeles and began his film career as a commercial editor and director. Today, he is inspired by the stories of people who fight for social justice and human rights.

When he's not making films, he's collaborating with organizations to create effective media designed to help promote their efforts. His most recent film, "Merci Congo", is about the deadly war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and several extraordinary activists fighting to make things better. It aired on VICELAND in January of 2017 and is currently available for campus screenings.

Paul has parlayed his interest in social justice and real people by telling the stories of brands committed to corporate social responsibility. In partnership with Kohler, Paul shot a short film on location in Haiti just after Hurricane Matthew devastated the western part of the island, leaving the population vulnerable to cholera because of a lack of safe water. This short film highlights the efforts of Water Mission, a U.S.-based NGO bringing safe drinking water to the region.

Paul is currently in pre-production on a documentary about Children of Vietnam, a humanitarian organization which helps poor and homeless children of the Da Nang area in Vietnam.

 

Mercy After Matthew | Kohler

Ruth | Landmark

Merci Congo DOCUMENTARY Trailer

Michael Verardo | Tire Pros

One Last Hug Trailer | HBO