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PAUL LEAF
Director

Years of work as a writer, director and producer have culminated in Paul Leaf directing his first full-length feature film, God, Sex & Apple Pie.

Starting his career in New York, Leaf worked in the Theatre there for fifteen years, was a founding member of the director's unit of the Actor's Studio, and worked on over sixty productions, seventeen of which were on Broadway. Among his directing credits are "The Subject Was Roses," "The Dumbwaiter," "The Caretaker" and "Look Back In Anger."

Turning to the camera, Leaf directed many short films including "The Last Mohican" starring Alan Arkin, "Bach To Bach" starring Mike Nichols and Elaine May, and "I Never Promised You A Long Run" which were all presented at the New York Film Festival. He also directed Dustin Hoffman in "Sunday Father."

While still in New York, he produced the television pilot "Nightside" directed by and starring John Cassavetes, and produced with Frank Gilroy the feature film "Desperate Characters" starring Shirley MacLaine, which won two Silver Bears at the Berlin Film Festival. His short films, almost all comedies, also were the recipients of numerous awards worldwide. Leaf has won 22 international awards in film, television and theatre altogether.

Moving to Los Angeles, Leaf produced the critically acclaimed television docudramas "Judge Horton And The Scottsboro Boys" which won the coveted Peabody Award, "Sister Aimee" starring Faye Dunaway and Bette Davis, and "Every Man A King" with Ed Asner. He wrote, produced and directed "Sergeant Matlovich vs. The U.S. Air Force," which was the first TV movie to deal with the subject of gays in the U.S. Military, and directed "Top Secret" starring Bill Cosby.


Leaf is also the author of two novels sold internationally, "Comrades," an historical love story published by New American Library and his recently completed "Red, Right, Returning" published by Severn House in London, England.