Paul D. Lamont

Bios

Paul D. Lamont

Paul Lamont has been a documentary filmmaker for 25 years, producing content for national and regional PBS as an independent producer and as Senior Producer for the Western New York Public Broadcasting Association (WNED-TV). In 2011 he founded Toward Castle Films, LLC specializing in documentary films for broadcast and theatrical release that explore universal themes and touch on deep human experiences.

Filmography
The Songpoet (2018, producer/director) Theatrical 
A feature length documentary for theatrical release that explores the 50-year artistic journey of musician Eric Andersen who was central to the Greenwich Village folk music scene of the 1960s. Currently in post-production. 

Lake of Betrayal (2017, director/co-writer) National Public Television
A story of loss, displacement, hope, and survival in the Seneca Indian Nation, the  60-minute documentary explores the effects of Kinzua Dam that flooded a third of the Senecas' homeland on the Allegany Reservation and breached one of the oldest U.S./ Indian treaties.

Glorious Battle: The Siege of Fort Erie (2011, producer, writer, director) National PBS 
Set against the backdrop of one of the bloodiest battles of the War of 1812, this 30-minute film explores the futility of war. Narrated by Victor Garber (Godspell, Alias, Titanic, Argo). With historical reenactment director Peter Twist (Pirates of the Caribbean, Master and Commander, The Patriot).  

Elbert Hubbard: An American Original (2009, producer, director, writer) National PBS
A 60-minute biography of Elbert Hubbard, an icon of the American Arts and Crafts Movement in the early 20th century. Narrated by Leiv Schreiber (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Glengarry Glen Ross) and Adam Arkin (Chicago Hope, Sons of Anarchy) as the voice of Elbert Hubbard.  

  • National Emmy Nomination
  • CINE Golden Eagle Award

Herbert Hauptman: Portrait of a Laureate (2008, producer, director, writer) Regional PBS A 30-minute film chronicling the life of Nobel Laureate Dr. Herbert Hauptman.  

  • Telly Award

Dangerous Silence (2006, producer, director) Regional PBS 
A 30-minute film examining HIV and AIDS in Western New York and Canada. 

  • New York State Emmy Nomination

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo (2006, producer, director, writer) National PBS 
A 60-minute film chronicling the early career of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and his association with Buffalo, NY businessman Darwin D. Martin.  Narrated by David Ogden Stiers (MASH, Stargate: Atlantis, The American Experience, NOVA) with Armand Assante (Judge Dredd, When Nietzche Wept, Gotti) as the voice of Frank Lloyd Wright.  

  • CINE Golden Eagle Award
  • Columbus Film Festival, Honorable Mention
  • Selected by the Paley Center for Media for inclusion in their permanent collection

Driven to Play:  The North American Rock Guitar Competition (2003, producer, director) National PBS 
A 30-minute behind the scenes documentary that profiles five competitors of the North American Rock Guitar Competition.   

    Enduring Faith (2000, producer, writer, editor) National PBS 90-minute historical documentary that examines race in the American Catholic church within the context of the struggle to establish an African American clergy following the Civil War. Narrated by Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Men of a Certain Age, Gideon’s Crossing).

    • New York State Emmy Nomination
    • US International Film and Video Award
    • Proclaim Award

    Fading in the Mist (1996, producer, writer, editor) National PBS 

    A 60-minute film on the history of exploitation and the on-going struggle for scenic preservation at Niagara Falls, NY.  
    • Columbus Film Festival, Honorable Mention
    • Winner, Silver State Documentary Film Festival
    • Telly Award
    in/word/out (1992, producer, writer, editor) Regional PBS 
    A 60- minute documentary on contemporary performance poets.
    • Silver Plaque, Chicago Film Festival
    • Telly Award
    Honorable Nations, (1990, sound) National PBS Produced by Chana Gazit and David Steward 
    A 60-minute documentary concerning Native American land-lease issues in a rural New York State community.
    • National Emmy Award
    Television Programming
      Saving a Landmark (2006, producer/writer) Regional PBS
        A three-part studio series that chronicles the $50 million dollar restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House in Buffalo, New York.
        • Telly Award
        The Charley Hunter Quartet at the Tralf (2002, director) Regional PBS A multi-camera concert featuring 8-string jazz guitarist Charley Hunter.
          Waterfront Concert (2001, producer/editor) Regional PBS
            A multi-camera outdoor rock and blues concert featuring national blues guitarist Kenny Neal and rock guitarist Slash.
            Additional Honors and Awards for Non-Broadcast Productions
            • Aurora Award (1)
            • Bronze Apple, National Educational Media Network (1)
            • Community College Assn. for Instruction and Technology Excellence in Video Award (1)
            • Crystal Communicator Award (3)
            • Gabriel Award (1)
            • New York State Emmy Nomination (1)
            • Who’s Who in the East, 1999
            • Who’s Who in the Media and Communication, First Edition, 1998
            • Producer’s Academy, sponsored by PBS, CPB, and WGBH, July, 2001
            • World Congress of History Producers, October, 2005
            • Instructor - Documentary Production Master Class, Niagara County Community College Spring, 2014
            • Instructor - Documentary Film Writing Workshop Niagara University, 2010
            • Guest Lecturer - Writing for the Documentary Niagara University, 2007, 2008, 2009
            • Instructor - Documentary Production Workshops, Niagara County Community College 2006 – Present
            • Niagara County Community College, Sanborn, NY
            • Associate in Science Degree in Communication & Media Arts. May, 1986, GPA 3.97
            • International Documentary Association
            Job Title: 
            Filmmaker
             
             

            Filmmakers


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