Paul Ottey

Senior Lecturer

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

I developed my passion for film and moving image during the video boom of the 1980’s consuming a wide range of mainstream and more obscure and alternative films with a particular love of low budget B movie horror. My practical and technical interests led me to begin a career as a mechanical engineer and designer, working for major automotive brands such as Ford, Renault, Skoda and Jaguar.
I changed career paths after producing video materials for our automotive clients. I worked on a number of corporate videos before moving into factual production, and have since worked on numerous documentary programmes, short and long form films and personal filming projects.

Professional memberships and activities


Academic qualifications

BEng Mechanical Engineering
BSc (Hons) Film Production Technology


Undergraduate course development
Film and Television Production

Research interests

Low budget film production, factual television production, experimental sound design and film. Exhibited through international broadcast, international film festivals and online.


BSc Film Technology, BSc Television Technology


Essential Travel (2013) Dir: Paul Bridges, Cinerokom Festival Hollywood
Crimes That Shook Britain: Series 1 – 5 (2008-2013) SKY C&I Network
Shannon Matthews: The Disappearance (2009) SKY C&I Network

UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021