Paul Lamont

Producer/Writer/Director

Producer/Writer/Director

Paul Lamont has been a filmmaker for over twenty years. His first film, in/word/out, a no-holds barred look at the world of performance poetry, was described as "one of the most delightful presentations of the poetic experience ever captured in a documentary." His second film, Fading in the Mist won critical acclaim at the Chicago Film Festival and was seen nationally on PBS. As a statement about the environment and scenic preservation, it is still considered by many as the most profound and reflective film ever produced about Niagara Falls. He followed that up with the Emmy-nominated historical documentary Enduring Faith. Viewed by millions on PBS, it is a candid exploration of race in the American Catholic church as seen through the eyes of a missionary group that came to America to evangelize to the freedmen following the Civil War. The ensuing years took him to PBS station WNED in Buffalo, NY where he spent ten years producing award-winning films for national and regional PBS including Frank Lloyd Wright's Buffalo, Elbert Hubbard: An American Original and Glorious Battle: The Siege of Fort Erie. Critics have called his documentaries "masterful" and "works of art" with "insightful historical analysis"and "impressive direction." In addition to national PBS broadcasts, his films have been screened around the country at world class institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, New York, the Dallas Center for Architecture in Dallas, Texas, the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York, the Flint Cultural Center in Flint, Michigan, The Bascom Center for Visual Arts in Highland, North Carolina and the Paley Center for Media in New York City and Los Angeles, California. Lamont is a Fellow of the Producer's Academy at WGBH in Boston and has been nominated for national Emmy Awards and New York State Emmy Awards and recognized with CINE Golden Eagle Awards, Gabriel Awards, Proclaim Awards, Telly and Communicator Awards, awards from the Columbus Film Festival, The Chicago International Film and Video Festival, The Silver State Documentary Film Festival, and the U.S. International Film and Video Festival as well as several other national and international industry awards.