D u g D a l e

Recent Credits

  • One Direction 'Where We Are' Live in San Siro Italy
  • 'Coldplay : Ghost Stories' NBC and Worldwide TV Special
  • Grammy nomination- Coldplay ‘Live 2012’ (DVD Blu Ray & Theatrical release)
  • The Rolling Stones ‘Sweet Summer Sun - Hyde Park Live’(DVD Blu Ray & Theatrical release)
  • 'YouTube Music Awards'. Abbey Road London (YouTube broadcast)
  • One Direction ‘This Is Us’ (3D DVD Blu Ray & Theatrical release)
  • The Glastonbury Festival 2013 (BBC)
  • Adele 'Live at The Royal Albert Hall' (DVD Blu Ray & Theatrical release)
  • The Prodigy ‘Worlds on Fire’ (DVD Blu Ray & Theatrical release)

Grammy nominated Paul Dugdale is a creative multi-camera, documentary and music video director. He studied at Central Saint Martins School of Art London. His passion for music and film has led him to direct productions for some of the world's biggest artists including; The Rolling Stones, Adele, Coldplay, Rihanna, One Direction and The Killers to name but a few. As well as music, Dugdale has directed shows across a number of different genres and platforms, including comedy, entertainment, chat, and award shows.

Dugdale is represented by JA Digital for film and television in the UK, but is also able to work on a freelance basis for other productions.
Dugdale is represented by Agile for music videos and commercials.


2013 was an amazing year for Dugdale. He quite literally kicked off 2013 from the director’s chair amidst a 6 hour live broadcast of the technologically ground breaking HOUSE PARTY: NYE. Shortly after, he completed a concert film for the UK’s biggest selling artist of 2012 and 2013, Emeli Sande, shot at The Royal Albert Hall London, which entered the UK music DVD charts at #1.

Dugdale worked closely with Morgan Spurlock ( ‘Supersize Me’, ‘The Greatest Movie Ever Sold’ ) in London and New York on ‘This Is Us’ a 3D Movie for One Direction released in cinemas worldwide and later becoming the fastest selling music film in history in the UK. It was also the over all #1 selling DVD for Christmas 2013. Dugdale directed a number of productions broadcast on the BBC in 2013 including Emeli Sande, The Rolling Stones, Radio 1 Big Weekend, and The Glastonbury Festival which has been nominated for a BAFTA.

Other live events including ‘The You Tube Awards London’, and ‘Unity a Concert for Steven Lawrence’, as well as a record breaking live broadcast for Red Bull followed. Red Bull Revolutions in sound saw 30 artists performing simultaneously in the London Eye, and beat the world record previously held by the Olympics 2012 for most live streams broadcast in history.

Most recently Dugdale completed a concert film starring The Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones ’Sweet Summer Sun- Hyde Park Live,’ was a film documenting The Stones’ triumphant return to London’s Hyde park as well as featuring intimate documentary sections. It received a worldwide theatrical, and DVD / Blu Ray in November and topped the music DVD charts both in the UK and US as well as countless others.

To date, Dugdale has been credited with directing a number of multi-camera music specials - bespoke programmes for artists such as Justin Bieber, The Killers, Nero, Jessie J, and Chase and status. Dugdale was recently series director for The Jo Whiley Show- A weekly hour long chat show with music performance on Sky Arts HD and Sky 1. He also directed Adam Buxton’s ‘Bug’ for Sky Atlantic, a music video based comedy show translated from Buxton’s popular BFI stage show. He also directed the prestigious NME Awards for Channel 4 UK.

Working on a number of very high profile music films, Dugdale directed and exec produced a DVD/ Blu ray release for Adele ‘Live at The Royal Albert Hall’. It debuted at #1 in the US and UK music DVD charts as well as countless others. It recently won a Royal Television Society Award for best Multi-camera production, and is to date the biggest selling female artist music DVD in history. It is also the biggest selling overall DVD ever in Brazil.

Dugdale also directed ‘Coldplay Live 2012’, another worldwide theatrical release. It was Grammy nominated for ‘Best Music Film,’ to be announced this year. It features colour drenched performances from several different locations around the world, as well as intimate documentary portraits of the band as they navigate their Mylo Xyloto tour around the globe.

Dugdale has directed shoots for a whole host of artists. They include:

The Rolling Stones, One Direction, Coldplay, Adele, Chic, Emeli Sande, Rihanna, The Prodigy, Alt-J, The Killers, Chase and Status, Florence and the Machine, Bon Jovi, Pro Green, Rita Ora, Vampire Weekend, ASAP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Nero, Pixie Lott, Carly Rae Jepsen, Marina and the Diamonds, Tom Jones, Plan B, Example, Foals, Mark Ronson, Duran Duran, Mika, Grand Master Flash, Bombay Bicycle Club, Metronomy, We Are Scientists, Hurts, Gabriella Cilmi, Paloma Faith, Futureheads, Tinie Tempa, David Gray, Paulo Nutini, Jesse J, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, The Magic Numbers, Madeon, Rumer, The Enemy, The Drums, Maverick Sabre, Patrick Wolf, The Manic Street Preachers, Gruff Rhys, The Big Pink, Ghost Poet, Rizzle Kicks, Labrinth, The Vaccines, The Kooks, The Horrors, Adam Buxton, The Kills, Friendly Fires, Will Young, Alexandra Burke, David Guetta, Pulp, The Maccabees, Noel Gallagher, Spector, Swedish House Mafia, Calvin Harris, Justin Bieber, Public Enemy, Erick Morillo, Kasabian, Bobby Womak, Jessie Ware and Skrillex


- The 56th Grammy awards 2014. Best Music Film. Nominee. ‘Coldplay Live 2012’

- Royal Television Society Craft and Design. Award for Multi-camera work. Winner. Adele ‘Live at The Royal Albert Hall.’

- BAFTA. Best Sport / Live event. Nominee. 'Glastonbury 2013'

- ‘Best Live Music Coverage’ UK Music Video Awards. Winner. The Prodigy ‘Worlds on Fire’

- ‘Best Live Music Coverage’ UK Music Video Awards. Nominee, 4 times. 2009 ‘The Prodigy’, 2010 ‘The Prodigy’, 2011 ‘Jessie J’, 2012 ‘The Jo Whiley Show’

- Broadcast Awards 2014. ‘Best Music Programme’ Winner Glastonbury 2013

- Broadcast Awards 2013. ‘Best Music Programme’ Highly Commended ‘House Party’

- Guild of television Cameramen Award for Excellence 2013. Winner. ‘Coldplay Live 2012’

- Music Week Award ‘Best Television program featuring music.’ Nominee. ‘The Jo Whiley Music Show.’

- Music Producers Guild Awards. ‘Best Live Production of the year.’ Nominee. ‘Adele Live at The Royal Albert Hall.‘

- The campaign for ‘ASOS’ by BBH that Dugdale contributed to, was an award winner at this year's prestigious British Arrow Awards.

He has also directed films and commercials for a number of brands including:

BNP Paribas, Levis, Red Bull, Adidas, Guinness, ASOS, Ray-Ban, Lyle and Scott, Blackberry, You Tube and AMEX

Dugdale works freelance. He currently holds an O1 US work visa.