Paul Holahan is an American film, television director, cinematographer, producer and photographer.


Born in New Jersey, Holahan started as a shooter, cranking his Bolex and setting f-stops while making political films. After a multi-year stint living and shooting in Indonesia and the Philippines, Holahan returned to New York to shoot rock videos, MTV shorts, commercials and low-budget features.

After landing in Los Angeles, Holahan started to direct. He directed commercials, then moved on to one hour episodic television. He loves story-telling with a keen cinematic approach. Holahan is known for being a fast-paced director with a sense of humor.

Paul is currently Executive Producer/Director on TNT's The Last Ship from Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes (2016.) His other Producer/Director credits include Fairly Legal (USA), The Ex-List (CBS), Without A Trace (CBS) and In Justice (ABC). He recently directed an episode for Amazon's The Man in the High Castle from Scott Free Television.

He has directed episodes of WitchbladeNumb3rsLas VegasSharkUgly BettyBurn NoticeThe MentalistWedding BandGCB,CastleRevengeBody of Proof, and Fringe. As well as producing and directing episodes of Without a TraceThe Ex List and Fairly Legal. In 2007, he directed the independent film Hindsight. He directed Body of Proof episode "Hunting Party".

Holahan has also worked as a cinematographer for a number of short films. As well as directing and photographing music videos for country singers Jeffrey Steele and Shana.

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