My name is Paul W. Rankin. I’m a writer and filmmaker currently in Brisbane, Australia.

Here is my professional bio.

Current Projects

Quiet on Earth

A wordless film in which a man treks across a barren desert world in search of a missing woman. He has a rifle and a map. He has seven bullets. He has been stabbed. Someone is following him.

The Abductors

In the depths of the Honduran jungle, an alcoholic foreign-aid doctor who has lost everything must lead a village of Miskito natives in a fight against child-snatching goblins.

Fountain Mode

The open source scriptwriting program for the GNU Emacs platform, using the plain-text Fountain markup format.


I’m available for hire as writer/director/editor. I specialise in the arts sector.

Here is some of my work.