Paul Rachman, filmmaker and co-founder of Slamdance, began his film career making
underground hardcore punk films and music videos for bands such
as Bad Brains, Gang Green, Negative FX, and Mission of Burma.
Paul quickly rose to become one of the of the
industry's top music video directors at Propaganda Films in Los Angeles, where he worked
with such artists as: Alice in Chains, The Replacements, Pantera, Temple of the Dog, Sepultura, Roger Waters, Joan Jett, and Kiss.
Paul has directed several award-winning short
films, including: Memories with Joe Frank, Drive Baby Drive, Home, and Zoe XO. Paul has also directed the narrative feature
Four Dogs Playing Poker.
Paul’s seminal punk documentary American Hardcore world premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was picked up and
theatrically released by Sony Pictures Classics.
Paul is working on a new documentary with
American Hardcore writer Steven Blush, Lost Rockers, about great musiciaans over the years
that have been overlooked by pop culture.