Paul Wesley is an actor, produce, and director with the following productions, Before I Disappear, Cal in Camo, Amira and Sam. Before I Disappear is an indie drama where he plays somebody’s boss. Paul Wesley was a first time director on this film. He was involved with increasing the story from a short film to a full-length feature. He is an actor on the Vampire Diaries in which he played Stefan Salvatore, a main character who was a vampire since 1864. He is in Cal in Camo, a play written by William Francis Hoffman, where his character is named Flint, and is trying to get over the death of his wife, by spending time with his sister Cal and Tim who are also going through a crisis.
He grew up doing school theater, and calls acting a “funny thing in that something can seem very trivial to others can be very profound for you.” He felt that Flint in Cal in Camo discovers things meaningful to himself that he didn’t know about at all. He wanted him to have an innocence, a sweet mind, and soul. He knows the differences between theater and film. Film can be stopped while plays must keep going.
TV is part of what a writer works on and theater is an actor’s contribution. His favorite film is Scenes from a Marriage. He feels his work on The Vampire Diaries got monotonous. It’s why he wanted to work on other project such as Before I Disappear. His character Gideon has one entrance and one exit, not necessarily appearing intermittently throughout the film. Before I Disappear was shot on digital, using an Alexa camera, having been filmed in 20 days. What he has to say about Shawn Christensen’s directing style is that he wants everybody to offer their opinion while seeing the best in people, since he strives to make people feel good. With other director’s it’s their opinion as well as their way or the highway, while Christensen strives to make friends with his people without alienating anybody with his own opinion.