Paris Zarcilla

Director, Writer


Hannah Boulton

Paris Zarcilla is a British Filipino BIFA-nominated director/writer of film and television with aims to create meaningful, profound, genre-bending stories.

His newest feature – RAGING GRACE – launched at SXSW 2023 where it was awarded the Grand Jury Prizes for Best Film & Best Debut. At the European Premiere, Neufchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, the film swept the awards, winning The Critics Prize, The Audience Award and The Youth Best Film Award. The film had its UK premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival.

“Raging Grace’s heady blend of horror, history, & midnight humour announces the arrival of an exciting new filmmaking talent in writer-director Paris Zarcilla. The story of a Filipina house cleaner and her young daughter confronting Britain’s racial and class divides, Raging Grace is both frank and elusive, a film that subverts expectations on its way to a stirring conclusion. In cleverly employing genre tropes to explore vast socio-political matters, Zarcilla has crafted a resonant, urgent work about labour, legacy, and diaspora.”

Paris’ award winning short film, Pommel has screened all over the world at leading festivals and was nominated for a BIFA in 2018. Aside from this, he was a part of the 2019-2022 BAFTA x NETWORK CREW and was selected for the NETWORK@LFF 2019 COHORT and BFI FLARE x BAFTA 2021 Mentor Program. In June 2019 he shadowed Jamie Childs and William Mcgregor on season one for BBC Studios, His Dark Materials, and is currently directing second unit on Sally Wainwright’s The Ballad of Renegade Nell for Lookout Point/Disney+

Paris has written and directed a TV drama called The Century Egg for Singapore’s StarHub channel under digital Emmy nominated production company Refinery Media and was released across Asia in March 2020.

He has an original series in development with BBC Writers Room called HERE I LIE. He is also adapting two books for TV: Boy In The Tower with independent producer and Chi Thai and a re-imagining of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando.


RAGING GRACE               2022
Writer and Director
Feature Film
Produced by Chi Thai
Distributed by Blue Finch
WINNER Grand Jury Prize for Best Film in Competition at SXSW
WINNER Grand Jury Prize for Thunderbird Rising for Best Debut at SXSW
NOMINEE The Raindance Maverick Award at the British Independent Film Awards
OFFICIAL SELECTION Edinburgh International Film Awards

THE CENTURY EGG         2019
Writer and Director
Mini Series, 2 x 30’
Refinery Media

FORGIVENESS (short)      2019
Writer and Director

POMMEL (short)                  2018
Writer and director
NOMINATED British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) -BEST BRITISH SHORT 2018
WINNER East End Film Festival- Best UK Short Film 2018
WINNER Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival – Special Jury Mention for Excellence in Directing 2018
WINNER Short Shorts Film Asia – Best Narrative and Nominee for Best International Short 2018
NOMINATED Norwich Film Festival Best Short Film 2018

FEEL FLOWS (short)           2013
Writer and director
Short film:
WINNER London Independent Film Festival – Best Music Video and Nominee for Best Short Film 2013
WINNER Van d’OR Awards – Best Music Based Film 2013
Cannes Short Film Corner 2013
Vimeo Staff Pick 2013

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