Barbaric Genius Director Paul Duane Named as one of this years ’10 Directors To Watch’ by Variety

Posted December 3, 2013 by Suzanne Murray in News
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Paul Duane, director of Barbaric Genius has been named as one of This Year’s 10 Directors to Watch by the iconic Variety magazine.

Directing since the late 1980’s, Paul recently directed the critically acclaimed documentaries Natan and Very Extremely Dangerous. He’s also a very talented writer with credits including the popular series Secret Diary of a Call Girl and his latest series Amber which will be televised on RTE in January.

Ben Affleck (Argo), Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises) and George Clooney (The Ides of March) are just some directors who have been named as Directors to Watch by Variety the past.

Paul and the rest of this years ten chosen directors/directing teams will be honoured at Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 5th. Speaking about this years honorees, Darryl MacDonald, Executive Director of the festival described them as having “exceptional storytelling gifts”.

Variety’s 10 Directors To Watch This Year

Amma Asante (Belle)
Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant)
Anthony Chen (Ilo Ilo)
Paul Duane (Very Extremely Dangerous. Natan)
Ben Falcone (Tammy)
Maya Forbes (Infinitely Polar Bear)
Aron Gaudet & Gita Pullapilly (Beneath the Harvest Sky)
Dome Karukoski (Heart of a Lion)
Justin Simien (Dear White People)
Gren Wells (The Road Within)

Barbaric Genius is available to buy on DVD and VoD on the Wildcard Distribution website and on the Barbaric Genius website (  The DVD is also available to purchase in stores throughout Ireland and on and is newly available on the Seed & Spark website.