Paul Bell is widely regarded as one of the foremost ‘archive storytellers’ working in the film industry today, and he has helped elevate archive film-making to a new level with the success of award winning documentary films such as the BAFTA winning ‘Senna’ and the Oscar winning ‘Amy’.
Paul has a background in visual theory, art history, communication studies and socio-linguistics. In the 1990's he was recruited to run the newly acquired archive film department for the stock footage and photography company ImageBank. From there he pursued a career in television production, specialising in documentary development, before moving full time into the feature documentary world and further honing his innovative and unique archive storytelling skills.
On the back of his business card is the motto - 'Everything Is Archive' - a philosophy that he not only believes in, but tries to profit from as well.