Directed by Paul Wright
UK | 20 minutes | 2009 | English

Believe is the story of Lewis, a man recently widowed following the death of his wife Janice. Unable to accept her death and the reality of life without her, his behaviour becomes increasingly distressed and eccentric. Believe captures a desperate journey of undying love, played out against beautifully isolated highland landscapes.


Director: Paul Wright
Screenwriter: Paul Wright
Cinematorgraphy: Benjamin Kračun
Editing: Maya Maffioli
Producer: Rhianna Andrews

  • Paul Wright
    Paul Wright

Festivals & Awards
Winterthur International Short Film Festival – Best Film
Locarno International Film Festival – Best Short Film
Art Film Fest – Best Short Film
Miami International Film Festival – Best Short Film
Edinburgh International Film Festival – Special Mention


Paul Wright

In 2007, Screen International named Paul Wright as a UK ‘Star of Tomorrow’ following the success of his first short film, Hikikomori. Made whilst Paul was a student at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, the film won numerous awards, and was nominated for Best Short Film at the UK BAFTAs.

In the summer of 2008, Paul wrote and directed Believe, a short film produced by Rhianna Andrews (Young Films), with finance from Scottish Screen. The film won the Golden Leopard for Best International Short Film at the 62nd Locarno International Film Festival in August 2009. Paul is one of the writer/directors involved in the ‘Advanced Party 2’ scheme (Sigma Films/Zentropa Films).


2010 Photos of God, short
2010 Until the River Runs Red, short (2010)
2009 Believe, short
2006 Hikikomori, short