Of Armenian-Lebanese origin, after having experienced both the beauty and the constant wars of Lebanon, he moved to France, then to Egypt and finally to Dubai, where he remains to this day one of the most solid and dynamic independent producers. In 2009 he created the NGO Screen Institute Beirut, which he still directs to this day. He manages to provide funds and support to many documentaries originating in the MENA Region through the NGO, paying
greater attention to those from war zones like Syria, Iraq, and now Egypt. To date, SIB has funded over 80 projects, of which more than thirty have been circulated heavily amongst the most popular and recognized international festivals, bagging a lot of awards (among others: Teta Alf Marra, 2010; Uncle Nashaat, 2011; A World Not Ours, 2012; Champ of the Camp, 2013; Roshmia, 2014; We have never been kids, 2015). Paul has produced many shorts and documentaries in the Arab world and his first feature, CHATTY YA DINI - Here comes the rain, the story of those who “disappeared” during the Lebanese war, won the prestigious Black Pearl Award at the Abu Dhabi film festival in 2010.