Paul Bickel had an early interest in filmmaking directing stop-motion and clay animation shorts on Super 8 with his brothers in Indiana. He began screenwriting feature scripts upon moving to Los Angeles. He directed his first screenplay, Marigold: Portrait of a Hooker, followed by his award-winning psychological thriller, Hollow, which continues to be in the top 50 most downloaded live-action short films available on iTunes. His films have showcased at festivals throughout the world. Paul’s latest comedy, Turning Japanese, has won 16 awards, including the jury award winner for Best Film at the American Pavilion Emerging Filmmakers Showcase at Cannes Film Festival. Turning Japanese is also available on iTunes and Amazon. Paul has enjoyed directing commercials for the past few years, including spots for Beats by Dre and Fox Sports.