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R. Paul Dhillon is an award winning South Asian journalist, producer and filmmaker based in Vancouver. He holds a degree in Communications and a minor in Film from Simon Fraser University. Aside from an extensive writing background with South Asian newspapers and magazines, he has also done freelancing writing for mainstream publications like The Vancouver Sun. Currently, he writes Bollywood film reviews for the Georgia Straight newspaper in Vancouver.

Over the years, Dhillon has amassed a number of writing/producing/directing credits, including TEARS AND SIGHS on the abuses of alcohol in the South Asian community as well as a VARIETY television show for Rogers Multicultural Station; PLANET AAJ (1997/98), a South Asian variety show shown on Baton Broadcasting’s flagship Vancouver television station VTV (now BC-CTV - channel 9); The SAINT SOLDIER (1999/2000) - a one-hour documentary on B.C.’s Sikh community also for CTV; SLICES OF MY LIFE (1992/93), a slice of the immigrant experience, which was produced through a grant from B.C. Ministry of Tourism; SOUTH VAN STUD (1992), a play for Expressions ’92 Youth Festival; and AUTUMN LEAVES (1990/91), a short film which was selected at Montreal’s Student Film Festival.

Dhillon has also written several short and feature length film scripts including THE FUSION GENERATION and SPICELAND, both of which are being developed. 2008 was a banner year for Dhillon as two of his big projects were released across Canada. His documentary THE BHANGRA GENERATION for Rogers’ Toronto-based OMNI Television made its broadcast debut on September 24, 2008. He also saw the release of his debut indie feature film SWEET AMERIKA, which he co-wrote, produced and directed for MMM Film Finance International. SWEET AMERIKA was released in Canadian theatres on September 19, 2008. The well received film made its US Debut at the Spinning Wheels Film Festival of Hollywood in November 2008 and was released in US on May 22, 2009.

PM Stephen Harper presented the award to LINK editor R. Paul Dhillon at an awards
PM Stephen Harper presented the award to LINK editor R. Paul Dhillon at an awards
ceremony and Gala Dinner at Seneca College in Markham, Ontario on Nov. 21.

The Bhangra-Generation Trailer
Spicy Touch Trailer
Kabuttar Music Video
Press Room
R. Paul Dhillon’s The Bhangra Generation Makes its World Premiere this sunday On OMNI
SIKH International Flim 2009 Festival
The Bhangra Generation
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