"I am not exaggerating to say that I would work with Paul again in any project, at any time, in a heartbeat, for reasons that extend above and beyond the existence of his talent."
"(Paul) has a unique vulnerability on camera that was critical in our project...
Paul's performance elevated our film. He is on my list of skilled actors I'd like to work with again."
Paul Montez McDade has been making short portraits of people in print and video since the mid 90’s. His earliest subjects were filmmaker Willie Varela (a print version was published in Rant Magazine (1996-2001)), filmmaker Euzhan Palcy and the legendary SST band Bad Brains (published in the Crimson White). Alternating between editing, acting and writing, Montez McDade has worked with a wondrous mix of filmmakers, writers and artists.
After acting in two projects with artists Damon & Paul McCarthy: DADDA - Poodle House Saloon and Night Vater, Montez McDade edited Ryan Culver's first feature film The Education of a Negro. McDade is also producing a documentary portrait of Michael Esposito: an experimental artist and researcher in Electronic Voice Phenomena. Montez McDade and writer Jervey Tervalon are adapting Jervey's novel Dead Above Ground into a series for television.