Paul Sirmons

Profile Updated: August 16, 2018
Paul Sirmons
Residing In: Orlando, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Sherry
Occupation: Independent Filmmaker
Children: Ryan
Jeff
Jason
Craig
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Paul Sirmons is a Florida-based Producer with over 30 years experience as a producer, director, production manager and assistant director, and a member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA).

He most recently produced 'CHICKASAW RANCHER', a Western set in the 1800s of Oklahoma, and 'TE ATA', a dramatic movie about the legendary Indian storyteller set in the early 1900s. See the TE ATA trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYKmrkiFJ6U

He was Florida's State Film Commissioner from 2005-2008, appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush.

Sirmons line-produced 'HOME RUN', a theatrical faith-based movie; ‘TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS’; and the 2011 theatrical movie ‘LETTERS TO GOD'.

In 2015, he served as the Interim Program Chair & Professor of Valencia College's Film Production program in Orlando.

He worked for 20 years as a DGA assistant director on such critically-acclaimed dramatic TV series as ‘Quantum Leap’, SeaQuest’, ‘Falcon Crest’, ‘Our House’ and ‘The Waltons’.

He directed and produced the award-winning family film, ‘THE FIRST OF MAY’, starring Julie Harris, Dan Byrd, Mickey Rooney and baseball legend Joe DiMaggio. It won 13 film festival awards, and has been aired on HBO, Cinemax, TBN, and around the world.

Sirmons serves on the advisory boards at three universities: the University of Florida College of Telecommunications, Valencia College’s film program, and Full Sail University’s film program.

He's on the Film Committee for National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) and on the Board for International Christian Visual Media Association (ICVM).

School Story:

Printing out copies of Star Trek's Enterprise in the library in dots with thousands of feet of yellow tape and millions of little holes punched in them! Ah, the early computers!

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