Paul Restivo is an independent filmmaker based in Northwest Indiana whose work has been exhibited worldwide. As a dual citizen of Italy, his Italian-American heritage holds profound significance to him, shaping not only his personal identity but also influencing the themes, aesthetics, and storytelling approaches in the films he crafts. He strives to let his unique eye for visual design and perspective on storytelling shine through his work whether it be documentary, narrative fiction, or experimental.
In addition to his work as an independent filmmaker, Paul is an Assistant Professor and the Program Director of Calumet College of St. Joseph's Digital and Studio Arts program. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Cinema Production and a Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television Directing from DePaul University's School of Cinematic Arts.
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