Paul Kalburgi is a British screenwriter, playwright and television producer living in Auckland, New Zealand. He was awarded Master of Arts (Writing for Screen & Stage) in 2015 by Regent’s University, London.

Screenwriting credits include Clint Eastwood: Hollywood Outlaw (REELZ Channel, USA), Shortland Street (TVNZ, New Zealand), The Price of Fame (REELZ Channel, USA / Channel 5, UK) and Healing (Revelation/Genesis TV, UK – Winner, Concrete Dream Film Festival, Los Angeles). As a producer, Paul has produced programmes for a host of networks in the UK and USA since 2007, across genres including celebrity/reality, docudrama, documentary, lifestyle, factual entertainment and local news.

Select playwriting credits include Broadway or Bust (Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas), In The Tall Grass (Bishop Arts Theatre Center, Dallas – Winner ‘Outstanding New Play’ DFW Theater Critics Forum, 2018), Maxine (Stockwell Playhouse, London and Times Square Art Center, New York), Almost The Birthday Party (Etcetera Theatre, London – published by Lazy Bee Scripts) and The Countess (Blue Elephant Theatre, London).

Alongside his writing projects, Paul continues to facilitate playwriting courses and workshops as a teaching artist in the USA, UK and New Zealand. His book, The Writers’ Toolkit is published by Nick Hern Books, London.


Paul is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America where he currently serves as New Zealand Ambassador.