English born Paul Hough created and directed the multi-award-winning film The Backyard. The Backyard received an original rating of NC-17 from the MPAA. The Backyard was named DVD Of The Month and received the coveted 4 stars in Maxim Magazine (UK). The Backyard was released in theaters in Germany and also had a limited theatrical run in USA. It was one of the first documentaries ever released onto the Sony Portable PlayStation format.
He directed the music video "Enemy" for Chris Jericho's band Fozzy which was censored on MTV. In 2007/2008 he won multiple film festivals with his action short film The Angel.
Feature film The Human Race World Premiered at Fantasia in Montreal. Hough garnered the Mention Speciale Du Jury Pour La Realisation at Utopiales De Nantes. Compared to Battle Royale, The Human Race has gained favorable reviews and was called "Inspirational and wickedly cruel." Actor Eddie McGee won Best Actor at the Mile High Horror Festival in Denver upon the film's US Festival Premiere and actress Trista Robinson won Best Actress at A Night Of Horror during its Australian Premiere. The Human Race was released worldwide in 2013 by Anchor Bay.
Turning to TV, Hough directed a musical special for award-winning series League of Steam, "The Invitation To Armageddon." The episode was nominated for various awards and won DragonCon.
Paul Hough is the son of director John Hough.
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