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Paul Kowalski, M.F.A.

Adjunct Lecturer

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Division of Film & Television Production

Paul Kowalski is a writer/director whose filmmaking style tends towards dark psychologies, hypnotic imagery, and themes of exile, obsession and the supernatural. His films have won jury and audience accolades from festivals worldwide, including Aesthetica, Beverly Hills, Breckenridge, Ft. Lauderdale, Big Island and Sunscreen, as well as organizations such as the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), CINE, Beijing Film Academy and Cine Gear Expo. Born in London to nomadic Poles, Paul was raised in the Middle East, Africa and across America. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Brown University, and a Directing Fellow of the American Film Institute, from where he received his M.F.A. in Film Directing. Paul currently lives in LA, and between projects serves as an adjunct professor of directing at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.