DIRECTOR: Paul Williams
YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2017
COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION: Australia
DURATION: 96 min.
GURRUMUL is a portrait of an artist on the brink of global reverence, and the struggles he and those closest to him faced in balancing that which mattered most to him and keeping the show on the road.
Paul completed a graduate diploma in Documentary Filmmaking from the Victorian College of Arts in
Paul has been working in the film industry since 1997, firstly as a freelance film and video editor and
t hen as a producer and director of his own company, Sutton Grange Films.
As an editor Paul was nominated for an Australian Film Institute award for Best Feature Documentary
Film Editing for WORDS FROM THE CITY.
Since 2012 Paul has been based in Darwin, Northern Territory where he has been working in partnership
with Skinnyfish Music. Through this relationship Paul has formed great bonds with the people of
North East Arnhem Land.
Paul developed and produced two 15-20 minute films, WARDBAKKARRA and WURRAY through the
NITV/Screen Australia initiative Songlines on Screen. These films aset in remote Arnhem Land and
involving Indigenous Dreamtime stories, premiered at the Sydney International Film Festival.
Paul is also in the final stages of postproduction of the feature-length documentary film 99 NOT OUT
a film that started off as simply following a man from his 99th to 100th birthdays, but became a deeplyaffecting existential study of the passing of time.