Carl Paolino

Filmmaker | Author | Educator

Carl Paolino is a veteran of the entertainment industry. As a producer, director, screenwriter, and production designer, his credits include feature films, television series, music videos, Broadway shows, and television commercials. His animated productions include: MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch, and Celebrity Face-Off (AKA) The Wrong Coast. He also wrote and directed The Halloween Pranksta with co-producer Mark Hamill, of Star Wars fame, who also acted as a voice talent for the production. As an author, his Young Adult novels include Penny Dreadful and the Poisonberry Fortune, Penny Dreadful and the Steampunk Ziggurat, and The Secret of the Cybersapiens. The first book of his horror novel series is titled, Virgin Falls: Worst Vacation Ever, the second in the series is titled, Virgin Falls: The Return of the Woodsman, and the third is titled, Virgin Falls: Constantine the Great. Carl is a member of the Horror Writer's Association, and he is also a professor at School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. He teaches Stop-Motion Animation, & Makeup FX in the Film/Animation Department, and Body Casting as an Art Form in the Fine Arts Department. He has BFA degree from School of Visual Arts.