- Paul Zehrer
Paul Conrad Zehrer (born
October 10, 1963in Sauk Centre, Minnesota) is an American film and television director, writer, producer, and editor. He was raised on a dairy farm and worked as a beekeeperbefore studying Philosophyat Vassar College. He later moved to New York City, where he began his filmmaking career.
Zehrer's directorial debut, "Blessing", which captures the rhythms and rituals of Midwestern farm life, received an
Independent Spirit Awardnomination for Best First Screenplay.
He also directed the Emmy-nominated "
Blue's Clues" (Nickelodeon), was an editor for "Frontline" ( PBS), and has edited a number of feature documentaries, including "Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones" and PBS' "Picasso Paints Picasso".
Awards and nominations
Independent Spirit Award, Best First Screenplay - "Blessing" (nomination)
Emmy Award, Best Director - " Blue's Clues" (nomination)
SundanceGrand Jury Prize - "Blessing" (nomination)
* Heart of America Award, Best Feature - "Blessing"
* Gold Jury Award, Houston International Film Festival - "Blessing"
* Critic's Award,
Deauville Film Festival- "Blessing" (nomination)
* [http://imdb.com/name/nm0954274/ Paul Zehrer] . IMDb. Retrieved on 2007-01-12.
New York TimesReview of "Blessing"
Hollywood ReporterReview of "Blessing"
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