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Flying Effects

Theater - Television - film

Franco Dragone's La Perle

La Perle is Dubai's first resident show, featuring a cast of 65 artists. These often gravity-defying performers will mesmerise as they fly through the air, creating a visually captivating experience both below and above stage level.

This is a 1 minute clip from the aerial ballet sequence. A total of 18 people fly at one time.

Demo Reel

This is a collection of flying clips from many of the shows Paul has created on Broadway, touring and international productions.

Some of these productions include: SpongeBob Squarepants, Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby, Wizard of Oz, Seussical, The Pirate Queen and DC Comics Stunt Show LIVE.

Aerial Ballet
Smoky Mountain Opry

Paul was brought on to add an aerial ballet sequence for the Smoky Mountain Opry in Tennessee. It was the same theatre he did the Miracle with director Linda Nell Cooper.

    I'm Flying
Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan

Peter Pan is the quintessential show for a flying choreographer. Here is the I'm Flying sequence from Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby. It was filmed and aired on A&E Network.

American Theatre Wing

The American Theatre Wing has a behind the scenes series where they focus on the creative team that puts all the magic together. Here is the interview they did on Aerial Choreographers. The American Theatre Wing is also responsible for putting together the Tony Awards.

Part of your world
    Disney's The Little Mermaid

In 2010, under Glenn Casale's direction, Paul redesigned the the simulated swimming effects for Disney's The Little Mermaid. 

Here is a promo clip from the Tokyo production which has been running to sold out audiences since 2013.

Slay Me
Creature from the Black Lagoon
A Dickens' Christmas
Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Universal Studios Hollywood did a parody musical of The Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Here is the famous swimming sequence Paul created with the doctor and the creature.

In this sequence for The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the ghost of Christmas (John Rhys Davies) takes Charles Dickens on a journey to learn about the true meaning of Christmas.

Mary Poppins
Drury Lane Theatre

This interview was shot during a flying workshop we did a few weeks before loading into the theatre. We are working out some parkour moves for Bert during "Step In Time".

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