Paul Gosling: Playwright/Producer/Director, CHP.
Paul is an award-winning playwright and actor and is the author of MAGIC NUMBER SIX. A graduate of the University of Westminster's BA Hons in Media Studies, he specialised in writing and directing for video production. His final year project, the metafictional THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ARCHIE FLINT was narrated by Ed Asner (Lou Grant, The Bronx Zoo, Batman:The Animated Series, Up).
Paul worked in BBC Local radio as a CSV roving reporter, providing content for various shows as well as training packages, before going into teaching. Paul taught Art, Design and Media at a Secondary Special Needs School in Leicester for 20 years, before moving into a film and theatre production career.
Paul graduated from De Montfort University's MA in TV Scriptwriting, where he was mentored by John Yorke of the BBC's Writers' Academy. Paul went on to gain a PhD in screen adaptation, focusing on C.S. Lewis's cosmic trilogy.
Paul is currently developing a radio play based on his successful Edfringe production, MAGIC No 6 (2013) and a new comedy entitled 8 DATES A WEEK to premiere at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2019 following the success of MASSIVE No 2 in 2017 and 5 REASONS WHY I QUIT TEACHING earlier this year.
After the success of THE MONOCHROME SPY (2015) film followed this up with a well-received sequel, THE SPY WHO LOVED HIMSELF (2017). Paul directed two music promos, '50 Miles From The North Pole' and 'West To East' for prog-rock legend, Steve Hackett and produced further video content for the artist including the documentaries, 'Somewhere South of The River' (2016) and 'Somewhere in Darkest Teddington' (2017).
Work with Steve Hackett continues and Paul has also recently worked with Steve Howe and Neal Morse.
Paul writes and produces music under the MONKEYVIRGO moniker.
Carolos Dandolo: Director, Creative Advisor.
Carolos is co-producer/director of Crooked Hand's roster of one act plays. Most recently he directed the hit show FIVE REASONS WHY (I QUIT TEACHING) and will be taking the helm of EIGHT DATES A WEEK in 2019. An established actor on the local drama society scene in Leicester, he has directed various projects prior to his involvement in CHP. Carolos joined the ranks of background extras on SKYFALL where he gained an insight into the world of film-making with Sam Mendes making the cinema cut and then got for the DVD release (!)
Carolos and Paul previously collaborated on various productions as part of a Performing Arts Team for young adults with learning difficulties. Having taught Drama and English in this sector for many years, he recently retired from teaching. He is also a life-long Spurs supporter.
Most recently , Carolos directed MASSIVE No 2 and FIVE REASONS WHY... for CHP.