About Paul Wagner


Paul Wagner has been producing and directing award-winning films for forty years.

His documentaries include The Stone Carvers (Emmy Award and Academy Award, PBS broadcast 1985), Out of Ireland, the Story of Irish Emigration to America (Sundance Film Festival, PBS 1995), Signature: George C. Wolfe (National Educational Telecommunications Association Public Television Program of the Year, PBS 1996), and A Paralyzing Fear, the Story of Polio in America (Emmy Award, Eric Barnouw Award for Best Historical Film of 1998, PBS 1998).

In 2011, PBS provided a prime time broadcast of our latest feature-length documentary Thoroughbred, a look inside the world of big-time horse racing. 

His narrative feature, Windhorse (Toronto, Rotterdam, Tokyo Film Festivals, Best U.S Feature/Best Director Santa Barbara Film Festival, U.S. theatrical release by Shadow Distribution), is a story about cultural conflict filmed secretly on location in Tibet and Nepal.

Paul was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the youngest of three children. He attended Catholic elementary and high schools in Louisville and earned a BA in English and an MA in Communications at the University of Kentucky. He currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife Ellen Casey Wagner and their four children.

Paul and Ellen are the principal officers in Paul Wagner Productions, Inc. and in American Focus, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of independent films about subjects in American culture.

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