Paul Morrison brings an impressive track record as a drama-documentary film-maker to SOLOMON & GAENOR, which is his first feature film. Paul also maintains a practice as a psychotherapist.
For Channel Four he wrote and directed three half-hour art dramas--Degas and Pissarro Fall Out, Lucrezia Borgia Reveals All, and A Midsummer Night's Scream. His other drama work includes Unstable Elements, a feature-length satirical docu-drama about the nuclear industry.
Among his documentaries are: From Bitter Earth, a feature-length film about drawings and paintings created in the concentration camps and ghettos of World War II, A Sense of belonging, a series about the dilemmas of British Jewish identity, and Like Other People, a film about sexuality and the handicapped which won the Grierson Award. His film for young people about racism, Divide and Rule--Never! won first prize at the Oberhausen Film Festival. Other documentary series for Channel Four include About Men, a study of masculinity, and A Change of Mind, an insight into the world of psychotherapy.
He describes SOLOMON & GAENOR as a 'dramatic love story set in a particular time and place, but which like all good love stories will hopefully stand outside its time and carry the joy and tenderness and tragedy that such stories should. This is not only a feature film which reflects the Welsh Jewish experience, but also one of the very few that reflects the Jewish experience in Britain at all. I hope it will appeal to anyone who is looking for a beautiful love story with a ring of truth to it.'