Against the stunning Houston Skyline, PCD is interviewed by host Debra Duncan on KHOU-TV's "Great Day Houston." Photo by Great Day Houston staff.
WRITER * PRODUCER * DIRECTOR * CAMERA
Paul Cater Deaton is a respected Writer, Producer, Director, and Cinematographer, from aerial to undersea. He is also known as a resourceful production facilitator all over the Caribbean and other parts of the world. The scope of production of his Global Discovery Group includes TV programming, documentaries, music videos, commercials, and more. In addition, he is a photojournalist and writer, whose work has been published internationally.
He is also Production Manager for i45NOW and AMP'D Digital Delivery, a news agency and production company, respectively, based in the Texas Gulf Coast area. He is also Executive Producer for Nassau Bay Television, and Senior Correspondent for SPACE NOW. Paul is a popular public speaker and Master of Ceremonies who has presided over major events in the US and other countries.
PCD is a co-founder of Reef Renaissance Film Festival, and was one of the original three independent filmmakers selected to produce content for Ocean in Google Earth.
His Showdown at Tiger Beach has screened at many of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, and earned Best Documentary Short at five of them. Finding Nemo's Garden is a Telly award winner. Paul is a member of the Television Academy, and a National Fellow with The Explorers Club.
CURRENT PROJECTS: Paul recently returned from an expedition to east Africa, where he filmed underwater in the Indian Ocean, from a hot air balloon over the Maasai Mara, and all points in between. A documentary and pictorial essay are in the works.
PCD has also been working on a second documentary about Nemo's Garden, and is writing an article about it for Ocean Geographic. The endeavor took him back to Italy for principal photography, and is about to be wrapped up in a surprising destination to be revealed later.
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"It is not the critic that counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement. And at worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt – 1910
About the Cover Photos
When imagining the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, "Star Wars" creator George Lucas got his inspiration from the flight deck of the legendary WWII era Boeing B-29 Superfortress. When he was invited to inspect the meticulously restored B-29 "Doc," one of only two airworthy B-29s in the world, Paul knew what he had to do. Photo and composite by PCD
His "Showdown at Tiger Beach" has been a favourite at dive shows and underwater film festivals around the world. It won five of them, and has received awards of merit in numerous categories. Having produced the film in black & white as an homage to "Sea Hunt" with Lloyd Bridges, styling the one-sheet in this fashion was the logical move. Photo and Design by PCD
"Gleaming the Dome"
Project Manager Emilio Mancuso cleans algae from one of the biodomes at Nemo's Garden, a revolutionary underwater farming experiment in the Ligurian Sea, on the Italian Riviera. Among other considerations, the project seeks to develop opportunities for growing crops in island nations or other locations hostile to terrestrial agriculture. Photo by PCD
The Philippines hold a special place in Paul's heart. This shot of an anemone and its resident clownfish and shrimp was captured off Apo Island, in the Bohol Sea, across from Dauin, Negros. This is near the epicenter of the Coral Triangle, and is a target-rich environment for underwater photographs and cinematography. Photo by PCD
In the same types of dugout canoes that they have used for generations, these Solomon Islands locals brought a flotilla of flowers and produce to the stern of the magnificent liveaboard dive boat, BILIKIKI. The chef turned this bounty into what the great Stan Waterman called, "fat city afloat." National Geographic used this photograph on their website. Photo by PCD