There’s Something Wrong With Paul

  • Director

    Mark Clauburg

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2022, 12 minutes 30 seconds

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format


  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!

Date, Time & Location:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH • 4:45 pm – 6:45 pm
MoMI Redstone • 36-01 35th Ave • Queens, NY 11106


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Recently released from prison, Paul is reunited with his siblings over dinner. Some are not ready to forgive just yet, as a dark family secret is revealed.


Mark Clauburg, Director
Mark Clauburg, Writer
Bob Klein, Cinematography
Peter Lisowsky, Original Music by
Jack Sochet, Key Cast, “Paul”
Rebecca Rapoport-Cole, Key Cast, “Rebecca”
Jim Shankman, Key Cas, t”Dominic”
Alexandru Aldea, Key Cast, “Alex”
Ellen Boscov, Key Cast, “Mother”

Director Statement

There’s Something Wrong With Paul was birthed during lock down between bouts of anxiety and frustration. I wanted to explore this controversial topic after reading an article that argued the affliction our main character suffers from is partially caused by environmental factors. The ultimate challenge was to make a film where the audience sympathized with a despicable character.

Director Biography

Mark is a principal member of Grey Machine Films, a collective of filmmakers and musicians from New Jersey who have been working together on various film and music projects since 2005. Most recently, the group has produced several award-winning films, including The Last Visit and The Time in Between the Seconds.