Don Michael Paul’s work has taken him from the Brandenburg Gate of Berlin to the basilicas of Budapest. From the Black Sea of Bulgaria to the high-veld of South Africa. From the shores of Vancouver BC to the Blue Mosque of Istanbul. From the Greek Isle of Santorini to the dense jungles of Krabi, Thailand. Don loves the world stage and feels at home wherever his filmmaking adventures take him.
DMP cut his teeth on five different continents and he’s still hoping to make his way to Oceania and the Antarctic. He loves working with character-based action, which inspired him to write his freshman script, “Harley Davidson & The Marlboro Man” starring Mickey Rourke and Don Johnson. Alan Ladd, Jr. then contracted him to a four-picture writing deal with MGM. This yielded the John Dillinger biopic “Public Enemies” and the screenplay adaptation of the award-winning depression era novel by Davis Grubb, “Night Of The Hunter.”
Laredo Productions was founded in 1990 by Don Michael Paul and has one produced movie under its belt — “Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man.” DMP branched out for many years since producing this cult-classic starring Mickey Rourke and Don Johnson to spend time acting, directing and writing in ﬁlm and television. Most notable, were his acting turns as Young Wright opposite Kurt Russell in the Ted Kotcheff drama “Winter People” and Boots Claibourne in Martin Davidson’s civil-rights era drama “Heart of Dixie” opposite Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen, Phoebe Cates and Treat Williams. On the small screen, he headlined Stephen Cannell’s CBS prime-time show “The HatLearn More