After winning multiple scholarships and awards – including the University Medal in History at both Acadia University and the University of Dundee, and the CLB Award at Dalhousie Law School – filmmaker Paul Kimball graduated from Acadia in 1989 with an Honours Degree in History and Political Science, and in 1992 from Dalhousie with a law degree. Paul began his media career in college, as the arts & entertainment editor of The Athenaeum at Acadia, and the host of a number of radio shows on CKIC 790 AM. After graduating from law school, he spent seven years as a musician and producer, founding both Tall Poppies and Julia’s Rain, seminal bands of the alternative music movement in Halifax during the 1990s, and producing or managing a number of others.
A former Program Administrator at the Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation, and consultant for Salter Street Films and several provincial governments, Paul founded the Halifax-based production company Redstar Films Limited in 1999. In the past decade, Paul has served as the President of the Nova Scotia Film and Television Producers Association, a member of the Nova Scotia Film Advisory Committee, and a founding member of the Motion Picture Industry Association of Nova Scotia.
As a film & television producer / writer / director since 1999, Paul has created over a dozen documentaries on a wide range of subjects. These include paranormal-themed films such as Stanton T. Friedman is Real, Aztec: 1948, Do You Believe in Majic, and Best Evidence: Top 10 UFO Sightings, all of which focused on the UFO phenomenon, Fields of Fear, about Canadian cattle mutilations, and The Island of Blood, about the legendary chupacabra of Puerto Rico. In 2008-09, Paul wrote, directed, produced and hosted the popular regional television series Ghost Cases, and is currently developing the documentary Beyond Best Evidence: The UFO Enigma, the sequel to Best Evidence. He also wrote, produced and directed the feature film Eternal Kiss in 2008, the television series The Classical Now for two seasons on Bravo, and the acclaimed classical music documentary Denise Djokic: Seven Days Seven Nights, also for Bravo. Paul is currently in pre-production on the supernatural thriller, Rubicon, starring Natalie Dormer, Luke Treadaway and Francesca Annis.