paul is dead 


Poster design by Celina Carlisle

Poster design by Celina Carlisle

‘Paul is Dead’ is a comedy-drama short film inspired by the archetypical, bizarre, rock & roll conspiracy theory. 

The Lake District, 1967. Hungover and at each other's throats, John, George and Ringo must convince Billy Shears, a sheepish rural lookalike, to join their band after Paul dies during an experimental-drug filled musical retreat.  

Paul is Dead is currently on the festival circuit having already acquired critical acclaim. So far it has been featured on Short of The Week and exhibited at BAFTA affiliated festivals such as Aesthetica Film Festival and The London Short Film Festival.

“Funny… really funny… An authentic people-driven comedy that achieves something reminiscent of the character dynamics found in Wes Anderson movies; as meaningful as it is silly. Far more than just a riff on a pop culture urban legend.” - Short of the Week

One of the best comedy scripts we’ve seen, especially in terms of dialogue.” - The Royal Television Society

“Reminiscent in style and substance of HBO’s Flight of the Conchords with its independent feel, witty script and impressive psychedelic shots. You’ll wish it was longer.” - Urbanista Magazine 

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Directed by: George Moore

Written by: George Moore, Ben Bovington- Key & Stuart Armstrong

Produced by: Laura Laderas

Director of Photography: Harry Green

Production Design by: Stuart Armstrong

Edited by: George Moore

Music by: Reid Anderson