Paul Borghese has extensive experience as an accomplished Actor, Director, Producer and Distribution Executive. By the 1990’s, some of the almost two-dozen feature films he played an active producing and/or distribution role in by that year were George Romero’s Document of the Dead, Beatle George Harrison’s Wonderwall, Fatal Secret starring David Carradine, A Time to Remember starring Donald O’Connor, Prisoners of Inertia starring Amanda Plummer and John McGinley, Destiny to Order with Michael Ironside, Good Night Sweet Marilyn, Fright House starring Al Lewis, and Lady Terminatoramong others.
Between 1990 and 1995 Paul Associate Produced and served as Casting Director for five independent feature films including Perfect Lies and New York Nights. He also began developing what later proved to be award winning documentary filmmaking style and skills by producing and directing a number of fast paced, slick and cinema verite’ style MTV spring break and Jamaica Hedonism Resort type productions for both Playboy and Playgirl video promotions just to keep busy, but which proved great experience in leading him into bigger and better, more mainstream projects, and to eventually becoming an award winning documentary and independent feature filmmaker. Several of those productions were collaborations with early episodes of the HBO Real Sex series.
Oliver Stone and Columbia Pictures then recognized Paul’s talents as a filmmaker and hired him to contribute to a montage segment in the Academy Award nominated, The People vs. Larry Flynt, as a segment director/producer.
Mr. Borghese went on to write, produce and direct a feature-length film documentary, The Canadian Ballet, which screened at film festivals internationally and won numerous honors including Best Performance Arts Documentary at the New York International & Independent Film Festival, A Finalist Award at the Long Island Film Festival, Best Feature Length Documentary at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival and the Director’s Achievement Award at the Narrowsburg International Independent Film Festival. The film screened at the Angelika Film Center and at both the Robert DeNiro owned Screening Room on Varick Street in New York City and at the Tribeca Film Center. The film was later re-released as Dancing For Dollars.