Paul Castro (born March 12, 1975 Bronx, New York) is an American screenwriter. While a student at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television he was a finalist for the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker's Award for directing and producing his original screenplay Healing, and landed a three picture screenwriting deal worth $1 million.
His original screenplay August Rush has completed filming, and was released in the USA on November 21, 2007, distributed by Warner Bros. The film is directed by Oscar-nominee Kirsten Sheridan, and stars Robin Williams, Keri Russell, Freddie Highmore, Danny Glover, Kelsey Grammer, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Castro's next project, A BEAUTIFUL DAY, based on the life of tennis greats, Angela Buxton and Althea Gibson who won Wimbledon as doubles partners, as well as a project in development about the US Women's National Soccer Team that shocked the world in the 1999 World Cup Final. They did it to a sell out crowd of 90,000+ spectators and 40 million television viewers, both films to be produced by Ross Greenburg (MIRACLE & DARE TO DREAM) and team.
Paul Castro served as an expert crises counselor specializing in suicide prevention for seven years. He was also an officer in the United States Navy, twice recalled to active duty after 9/11, then returning to his career professionally writing and directing.
Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine has been linked to a future Castro project.
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