An immersive entertainment revolutionary, Paul Raphaël combines creative and technological innovation to design ever-evolving forms of storytelling. The EMMY®Award-winning filmmaker, visual artist, director and studio head is known for his projects’ remarkable sense of presence and ingenuity. He’s enhanced how viewers consciously and personally connect with an experience, creating incredibly life-like, emotionally authentic worlds through the technologies of VR, AR and MR. In a decade-long collaboration with his Felix & Paul Studios co-founder Félix Lajeunesse, he designed the camera technologies that brought the duo’s concepts to life.
Together they created the first ever cinematic VR experience, Strangers with Patrick Watson — the project that launched Felix & Paul Studios in 2013. Since then, Paul has co-directed and overseen the creative direction of the studio’s 21 projects, including the EMMY®Award-winning interactive feature The People’s House with former-President Barack Obama, original VR fiction-feature experience Miyubi, and documentary series Space Explorers in collaboration with NASA. He’s brought his expertise to recent co-productions Roger Ross Williams’ Oscar-winning Traveling While Black, NFB-Clyde Henry Productions’ Gymnasia, and is working with TIME on the latest filming of Space Explorers aboard the International Space Station, using Felix & Paul Studios’ specialized cameras. Spurring the evolution of storytelling as an interactive experience, Paul works closely with expanded technical teams and creative partners to lead Felix & Paul Studios into an elevated future of immersive entertainment.