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Paul Taegel

Independent Screen Writer

Paul Taegel grew up in Houston, where he gorged himself on The Savage Sword of Conan and samurai, horror and '70s exploitation films. He earned a bachelor's degree in English and philosophy from Vanderbilt University and an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA.

Taegel’s original screenplay, Vandal, was produced by Exilium and premiered at the Miami Film Festival in 2019 and can now be found in the iTunes Store. The 2nd, starring Ryan Philippe and co-written with Eric Bromberg, was released on Netflix in November 2020 and ascended to the Top 10 Action Films list on iTunes and Netflix.

Recently, he adapted Jeff Strand’s horror-thriller novel Allison, about a woman with powerful psychokinetic abilities she can’t control. Anonymous Content will produce the piece with Giuseppe Capontondi (The Burnt Orange Heresy) attached to direct. 

Taegel’s original comic book series, Ridgeline, is being published by Aftershock Comics and is slated to be released in 2024. He’s currently writing the screenplay adaptation. He lives with his wife and two kids in Colorado.

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