Award-winning multimedia producer/director, Paolo Black creates cinematic narratives that speak to the heart. His career spans the spectrum of newsroom & documentary environments, and includes wide international experience.


When AstraZeneca decided to support adolescent health programmes in challenged countries around the world, they asked UK-based producer/director Paolo Black to create the multimedia story-telling that would inform staff, NGO’s, and the media, about what they were doing and why. It was a very important decision for AstraZeneca. Staff worldwide had voted to support this project, and so they wanted everyone to know where their heartfelt support was going and why.  Paolo travelled to remote regions of Eastern Zambia, favelas in Brazil, shanty towns in India, and drug-infested areas of West Baltimore, documenting the incredible daily challenges faced by so many of the world’s poorest peoples – no running water and poor sanitation, little education, and a life defined by poverty, especially for young girls, many of whom have their first baby in their early teens. 


Paolo worked in Zambia and India with Plan International, a development organization operating in 50 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote and protect the rights of children, and in Baltimore and Rio, with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


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Afterwards, AstraZeneca said: "Paolo produced beautiful photography and really moving video... The quality of his work is fantastic. He is easy to work with and delivers to schedule. Definitely recommended. Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative." Dr Maya Morris, Director Global Medical Quality Assurance.


Client Björn Edlund, former EVP Communications, Royal Dutch Shell, now Chairman Europe and CIS at Edelman, said: “Paolo Black runs a small multimedia company. He was my Head of Visual Media in Shell. I have known Paolo since he was a BBC producer and he delivers great stories, in video, photos, multimedia and writing. When he went to places like Nigeria or Qatar, he came back with very attractive stuff that was of immediate use both internally and externally. He helped Shell pioneer Social Media releases and other stuff I can only wow at.”



Client TomTom, the world's leading navigation company said: "I wouldn't hesitate to use Paolo again and am looking forward to a longer-term business partnership with Viscom-Media. Expert, On Time, High Integrity." Melinda Brooks-Bray, Global OD & L&D Director.



Winner, Universal Music competition for image to use as cover of summer dance album The Heat: http://www.unippm.co.uk/#/en/news/Competitions/summer-dance-photo-competition-winner.aspx