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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 13 September 1962New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

With the feature documentary American Hardcore Paul Rachman revisited his music and filmmaking roots having started his career making underground films and rock and punk music videos in the early 80's with bands such as the Bad Brains. He later became one of the of the industry's top music video directors at Propaganda Films in Los Angeles where he worked with such artists as Alice in Chains, The Replacements, Temple of the Dog, Sepultura, Roger Waters, Joan Jett and the Bad Brains. He garnered numerous nominations and awards for his music video work.

He made his feature film directorial debut in 2000 with Four Dogs Playing Poker starring Forrest Whittaker, Tim Curry and Olivia Williams. He also directed several award winning short films most notably Drive Baby Drive, Memories, Home, Bang Bang, and Zoe XO.

Paul is also a founder and east coast director of the Slamdance Film Festival. Since its inception in 1995, Slamdance has been described as one of the top 10 film festivals in the world today by Vanity Fair magazine.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (2)

Attended Boston University, where he studied International Relations.
Was a co-founder of the Slamdance Fesival in Park City, Utah, which he helped organize as an edgier alternative to the Sundance Film Fesitval.

Personal Quotes (2)

[on showing his film American Hardcore (2006) at the Sundance film festival rather than at Slamdance] "No, I haven't sold out. It's more punk for me to bring this film to Sundance. The obvious audience is Slamdance; the less obvious audience, is bringing 'American Hardcore' to Sundance. Preaching to the unconverted."
[Commenting on the early relationship between the Sundance and Slamdance, which he co-founded] "It was like a honeymoon."

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