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Paul Crowder is a British former musician turned movie editor and director. He was born 30 December 1962 in London, England.
Paul's career started as a musician and in 1980 joined Philip Jap as drummer.
Jap was signed to U.K's A&M records in 1981 and recorded 1 album, the singles Save Us and Total Erasure got decent airplay and they both hovered on the cusp of the top 40.
Paul then became an assistant recording engineer at Advision Studios in 1983. Recording such tracks as Careless Whisper by George Michael and Last Christmas by Wham. Also recording Siouxsie and the Banshees Album Nocturne on their mobile recording unit.
In 1985 he joined the band The Adventures. Achieving a top 30 Album and a Top 20 single in the U.K.
In 1989 Paul moved to Los Angeles and started playing with Eric Burdon, formerly of The Animals, and Robbie Krieger, formerly of The Doors, later joined by Brian Auger on the keyboards.
1993 he started playing with Dave King and was a founder member of the very first version of Flogging Molly.
In 1994 Paul tried a change of career and got into television as an assistant editor, and by 1994 was editing prime time T.V.
Paul also tried a little acting and starred in an episode of the U.S. sitcom Ellen in 1996. As well as a bit part in the film The Big Empty where he played the legendary cornflake man!
During his time in T.V. he met Stacy Peralta.
Paul went on to edit Dogtown and Z-Boys and Riding Giants with director Stacy Peralta. Dogtown won the audience award and best director award at the Sundance film festival in 2001, and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary in 2002.
Paul also garnered the A.C.E. Eddie for best edited documentary in 2004 for Riding Giants.
Paul co-directed and edited Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos in 2006, and in 2007 co-directed and edited the definitive Who documentary Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who, which was nominated for a Grammy at the 2009 Grammy awards.
In 2008 he edited and co produced Morning Light for Walt Disney Pictures.
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