As a filmmaker, Paul Ballerini is interested in blurring the line between fact and fiction, memory and storytelling. Experimenting with reenactment, repetition, interviews and soundscapes, he glides between themes of family, obligation, re-examination of the past and the unreliability of perception. His work spans the spectrum of documentary and narrative filmmaking. His current research focuses on auto-ethnographic docu-fiction and the relationship between physical object and memory.
Paul Ballerini is from Montreal, Quebec. His films include Cotten (2015), Forgotten Man (2016), My Dad Was Driving (2019) and Nothing Special (2019), and have been screened on the festival circuit as well as broadcast on television.