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Paul Lalonde is a pioneering producer and screenwriter in the faith-based and apocalyptic-thriller genre. As owner of the Independent film production company, Cloud Ten Pictures, for over 20 years, in 2012 Paul formed Stoney Lake Entertainment (SLE) to serve as a production company that focuses on producing big budget faith-themed films for a wider audience.

"Left Behind" (2014) was SLE's first feature film and stars Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray, Cassi Thomson, Nicky Whelan, Jordin Sparks and Lea Thompson. It was released nationwide and internationally in theaters on October 3, 2014. In January 2015, the film launched as the #1 home video "new release" and second overall on the chart next to "The Equalizer."

Starting out in TV in 1989, Paul went on to co-found Cloud Ten Pictures in 1995. To date Cloud Ten has produced nine feature-length films and 15 documentaries. Most notable is the "Left Behind" trilogy of films (2000-2005), for which Paul is credited with co-writing all three screenplays. The films, based on the "New York Times Best Seller" book series of the same name, have sold more than 10 million copies.

As a producer, Paul's success with Cloud Ten Pictures has been chronicled in a wide range of media, including the "Los Angeles Times", "The Wall Street Journal", "GQ", "The New Yorker" "Forbes Magazine" and "CNN", among others. It has also brought the company nominations for the prestigious "Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award", "Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies" and "Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year" awards. He was also named one of the 100 Most Influential Christian Leaders in America in 2015.

Paul's talents have filled an enormous niche for faith-themed entertainment in the marketplace, prompting the title 'Genre Kings' from "The Hollywood Reporter". His business savvy is demonstrated by the incredible sales and consistent chart-topping results of his award-winning films like "Apocalypse: Caught in the Eye of the Storm" (1998), "Revelation"1999), "Tribulation" (2000), "Deceived" (2002), and "Judgment" (2001), which made waves in Hollywood when it flew to #7 on the Billboard sales charts right behind the Oscar-winning film "Gladiator".

Some of Paul's biggest screen writing successes to date are "Left Behind" (2000) and its sequels, "Left Behind II: Tribulation Force" (2002) and "Left Behind: World at War" (2005). The films feature "Growing Pains" and "Fireproof" star Kirk Cameron, and their video releases have topped studio releases such as "Toy Story 2", "The Green Mile" and "Erin Brockovich". The first two films have hit #1 on Amazon.com. "Left Behind" was the number one movie in the nation when it released. "Tribulation Force" was #2 only to "Spider-Man", which released the same week. The film garnered several honors in 2000 and 2001, including a family-friendly "Four Dove Rating" from "The Dove Foundation", "Best Feature Film" at Chicago's "WYSIWIG Film Festival", and "Best Action-Long" at the "Thunderbird International Film Festival". "Left Behind II: Tribulation Force" was nominated for "Best Live Action DVD Premiere Movie" at the 2002 "DVD Premiere Awards".

Paul lives with his wife of 27 years and two children in southern Ontario.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jessica Parker

Spouse (1)

Ann (1986 - ?) (2 children)

Trivia (4)

Brother of Peter Lalonde.
Paul and Peter's father formerly worked with them at Cloud Ten.
When coming up with character names for his scripts, likes to use the names of various streets and childhood friends from his hometown of North Bay, Ontario.
Before he became a screenwriter, he used to be a social worker for various group homes.

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