(New York, United States--May 1, 2014) Warpaint has signed director Paul Stone for commercial representation. Stone’s work leverages his background as an editor and keen eye for compelling visual storytelling, and encompasses visually rich montage spots and honest docu-style pieces. He has worked on campaigns for such top brands as Nikon, Instagram, Optimum, Polaroid and Craftsman, among numerous others.
The bicoastal director’s numerous short documentary films include the acclaimed "Tales of Times Square," "The Prince of Elisabeth Street" and "The Boombox Project," which was selected as the opening night film for the Hop Hop Legacy Exhibit at the L.A. Grammy Museum during Grammy week and was also selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick.
Stone is also the founder of the director-focused interview series, My First Shoot
, which has been praised by Filmmaker Magazine
and called an “industry must read” by indieWIRE.
to see his reel.
co-owner Morgan Spurlock, “We are so excited to have Paul join the Warpaint family. He’s an exceptional storyteller and filmmaker, and we can’t wait to start making some cinemagic with him!” Adds Stone, “Morgan is always breaking new ground in the art of storytelling. His ability to explore new formats is what inspired me to join Warpaint. Morgan is a brand himself, and his talent for producing fun, entertaining, and informative content is a perfect for with the type of projects I enjoy directing.”
Brooklyn-born Stone began his career as an Avid editor at Ridley Scott & Associates, cutting spots and music videos for the likes of Luke Scott and Michael Moore. Working with numerous top agencies including Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Leo Burnett, his transition into commercials was seamless and he began helming spots freelance. His first short film Tales of Times
was honored with the Best Documentary prize at multiple film festivals and has screened at over 50 festivals worldwide. Stone recently wrapped Episode One of his new sci-fi web series, The Future Committee
, starring Laine Rettmer (Boardwalk Empire
). He also recently wrapped production on his latest short, Blood on the Tracks
, which explores the rise in NYC subway suicides.
Stone is currently interviewing music icons for the upcoming feature doc version of The Boombox Project.
Founded by award-winning filmmaker Morgan Spurlock in 2012, Warpaint instantly created a home for an unparalleled group of innovative filmmakers and creative visionaries to create groundbreaking advertising and entertainment experiences across every platform imaginable. Founding partners include Keith Calder, Jeremy Chilnick, Shannon Lords and Morgan Spurlock.