Paul Castro (born March 12, 1975 Bronx, New York) is an American screenwriter. While a student at the legendary UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television he was a finalist for the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker's Award1 for directing and producing his original screenplay Healing, and landed a three picture screenwriting deal worth $1 million.1
His original screenplay August Rush has completed filming, and was released in the USA on November 21, 2007, distributed by Warner Bros.2 The film is directed by Oscar-nominee Kirsten Sheridan, and stars Robin Williams, Keri Russell, Freddie Highmore, Danny Glover, Kelsey Grammer, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Castro's next project, A BEAUTIFUL DAY, based on the life of tennis greats, Angela Buxton and Althea Gibson who won Wimbledon as doubles partners, as well as a project in development about the US Women's National Soccer Team that shocked the world in the 1999 World Cup Final. They did it to a sell out crowd of 90,000+ spectators and 40 million television viewers, both films to be produced by Ross Greenburg (MIRACLE & DARE TO DREAM) and team.
Paul Castro served as an expert crises counselor specializing in suicide prevention for 7 years. He was also an officer in the United States Navy, twice recalled to active duty after 9/11, then returning to his career professionally writing and directing.3
Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine has been linked to a future Castro project.4
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