Paul Ballerini is an award-winning young filmmaker from Montreal, Quebec, who is interested in the blurred line between fact and fiction, memory and storytelling. His work spans the spectrum of documentary and narrative filmmaking, and his films have been screened on the festival circuit as well as broadcast on television.

He holds a Film Production BFA from Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. His graduating film, Forgotten Man (2016), won the Susan Schouten Documentary Film Award. His documentary shorts include Cotten (2017), which was selected at the Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois (RVCQ), as well as My Dad is Driving (2019).

Nothing Special (2019) is his first feature, and will be premiering at the 14th edition of Cinema on the Bayou.

Awards and News

January 2019

~ World Premiere of NOTHING SPECIAL screened at the 14th edition of Cinema on the Bayou. The film is in the official selection of the festival and in competition for the Goujon Caille Award.

December 2018

~ Early development of PERM has started.

June 2018

~ Post-Production on NOTHING SPECIAL has finished.

February 2017

January 2017

~ Pre-production of NOTHING SPECIAL has started.

April 2016