Paul Leyland Artist & Film Maker
Paul is an artist working from his studio in Ashbrittle Somerset. He studied fine art at Winchester School of Art.
He has since worked as an artist, workshop facilitator, filmmaker and community project manager. He has tutored at a wide variety of educational establishments including Exeter College and Regents College (Now Regents University) and runs courses in art and art history from his studio.
In 2006 he set up Cricklepit Media Ltd a not for profit media company. Alongside commercial work the company specialises in teaching often marginalised community groups how to make films and document their lives and circumstances.
“The DVD work done by Cricklepit was superb. Under extreme conditions they produced terrific images, and as editors showed terrific creativity and resourcefulness”
Pete Townshend, The Who
“The whole event moved me to tears. Creative, inspirational work”
Exeter Youth Offending Team
“Paul showed great skill in managing a group of learners with varied levels of experience and knowledge. He combined getting across technical information about ways to get the best out of your camera and really professional hints and tips along with some great composition ideas. The course included experimenting with different ways of taking portrait photographs and I know that everyone was delighted and surprised by the difference in the quality of photographs produced. Paul combines technical skill with an ability to lift the creative skills of others.”
Hazel Craddock, Guinness Partnership
” Paul Leyland from Cricklepit Media worked on a short film for Taunton Association for the Homeless (TAH), highlighting the problems faced by rough sleepers. They were heavily involved from the very early 'ideas' stage, through storyboarding the film, doing the filming itself (having run some short workshops for homeless people who then helped with the filming) through to editing and delivering a final product. We were delighted with the film and with Cricklepit's performance, reliability and professionalism throughout. They were a pleasure to work with."John Shipley - Chief Executive - Taunton Association for the Homeless