Specializing in Documentary and Experimental Cinema
Marchand continued to developed his craft as a cinematographer and editor while working at HBO in a small group that pioneered the company's transition from film into digital cinema.
Big River Man Los Angeles Premiere, 2009
Good Hair & Big River Man Sundance FF, 2009
Chris Rock, Sundance FF, Good Hair, 2009
Since Marchand's breakout year at Sundance, and his return from the Amazon, he has freelanced as a television editor for comedians JERRY SEINFELD and LARRY WILMORE, shot a documentary for comedian RUSSELL BRAND, collaborated with film artist KENNETH ANGER on a short film commissioned by Missioni of Italy, edited MARTIN SCORSESE's THE 50 YEAR ARGUMENT (an HBO documentary on the historic New York Review of Books), and edited CHELSEA HANDLER's four-part Netflix documentary series, CHELSEA DOES... [MARRIAGE / RACISM / TECHNOLOGY / DRUGS].
Marchand met METALLICA bassist and film producer, ROBERT TRUJILLO, in 2011 and began to edit his film, JACO (a documentary on the great American bassist, Jaco Pastorius). He took over as director/writer when the film's first director, STEPHEN KIJAK, left to pursue other projects.
JACO is Marchand's feature-length directorial debut, and it is also the work he is most proud of. The film had its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival and has been winning festivals and playing independant movie theatres internationally. When Paul is not fervently trying to succeed as a filmmaker, he likes to surf in the Pacific and visit his mother's organic farm and apiary.