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Paul Solet Interview - Writer/Director in the Horror film genre

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After receiving a BA in Film and Psychology from Emerson College in 2002, and a certificate in screenwriting from the same school in 2003, Solet went to work collaborating on a feature length script with his long time mentor, Eli (Cabin Fever/ Hostel) Roth, while continuing to write and direct his own material. Solet's 2005 short, Means to an End, was awarded, "Best Short Horror Film" from the genre's number one authority, "Fangoria Magazine," receiving distribution on Fangoria's prestigious "Blood Drive 2" DVD. Means to an End also won "Best Short Film" and the "Audience Choice Award" at the 2005 Rhode Island International Horror Festival, and "Best Extreme Horror Film" at the 2005 Dragon Con International Film Festival. Solet's latest short film, Grace, has already won "Best Short Film" at the 2006 Rhode Island Horror Festival, the "Peer's Choice Award" at Dragon Con, 2006, and has recently become the first independent film to screen on Fangoria TV. Solet has received equal praise for his work as a screenwriter. His body-horror script, Repeater, came in Second Place in Hollywood's First Glance Film Festival, was a Quarter Finalist in the 2006 Screenwriting Expo, and a Finalist in New York's VisionFest 2006 Screenwriting Contest. His feature length thriller Heartland won Third Place at VisionFest 2005, was a Quarter Finalist in the 2005 Horror Screenplay Contest, finished in the top 25% at the 2006 Screenwriting Expo, and was a Quarter Finalist at the 2006 American Screenwriter's Association Contest. Eli Roth has said Solet's work, "Makes Cabin Fever look like a Disney movie…." Paul is currently in post-production on the feature length version of Grace, from which the much-lauded short film was distilled. He still works and lives - and lives to work - in Los Angeles, CA, ever determined to do his part in raising the bar in today's genre cinema.