Paul Solet

After receiving a degree in Film and Psychology from Emerson College in 2002, and a certificate in screenwriting from the same school the following year, Solet went to work collaborating with his long time mentor, Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel), while continuing to write and direct his own material.

Having received numerous awards for his short films, Solet wrote and directed his highly lauded first feature, Grace, in 2008. Since its premiere at Sundance ‘09, where two men in the audience passed out from the intensity of the film, Grace has played at festivals all around the globe, including SXSW, Brussels, and Gerardmer, where it won the prestigious Prix du Jury.

The film went on to win many more, including a Vision Award at Toronto After Dark, Best Director at Albuquerque International, and a Best Film nom from Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantastic. Critically, the film received a caliber of praise practically without precedent within the horror genre, called, “downright chilling” by Variety, “astonishingly wonderful” by Harry Knowles, “a horrifying meditation” by the Los Angeles Times, and “sweet, queasy perfection” by MTV’s Kurt Loder.

Long time editor of “Fangoria Magazine,” Tony Timpone, has called Solet, “A horror Talent to watch,” “Rue Morgue Magazine” has said, “Solet is undoubtedly destined to become a household name in the genre,” and Eli Roth has said Solet’s work, “Makes Cabin Fever look like a Disney movie….”

Solet is known by his peers, producers, cast and crew as the most prepared director they have ever seen. He works and lives – and lives to work – in Los Angeles, CA, ever determined to do his part to raise the bar in today’s genre cinema.

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