Paul Dugdale is an award-winning English film director and producer. He is best known for producing and directing music videos and documentaries for some of the world’s biggest music stars.
Born in London, England in 1979, Dugdale grew up in a family of film enthusiasts. His parents instilled in him a love for film from a very early age. After studying at the University of York, he went on to study a Masters in Film Studies at the University of Westminster.
Dugdale’s career began in 2003 when he directed his first music video for London-based band The Libertines. This sparked his career in directing music videos, and over the following years he went on to create videos for British, US and international artists, such as Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, The Rolling Stones and Florence and the Machine.
In 2009, Dugdale made his first feature-length documentary, ‘The Fearless Freaks.’ It followed the journey of the band The Flaming Lips and was released to critical acclaim.
In 2010, Dugdale directed his first feature film, ‘The Rise and Fall of a Teenage Cyberqueen.’ Following this, he released his second documentary, ‘Adele: Live at the Royal Albert Hall.’
In 2014, Dugdale directed and produced the globally successful documentary ‘Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams.’ This film followed the journey of the band, and included never-before-seen footage of the band, as well as interviews with the members. The film won multiple awards and was nominated for a BAFTA.
In 2018, Dugdale directed and produced the film ‘The Greatest Showman: Reimagined.’ This film was a documentary about the making of the 2017 musical film ‘The Greatest Showman.’
Dugdale continues to work on various music videos and documentaries, as well as feature films. He has become one of the most sought-after directors and producers in the music industry. His dedication and passion for filmmaking has seen him receive multiple awards and accolades for his work.