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My name is Paul W. Rankin. This site contains some of my work. The name is a play on Heidegger’s concept of Being.


Paul W. Rankin (b. 1984, Australia) is a video artist and screenwriter.

He has collaborated with artists including Lawrence English, Jamie Stewart, Norman Westberg, I Heart Hiroshima, and Heinz Riegler, and his work has featured in Dark Mofo, Carriageworks, Metro Arts, IMA, and Queensland Art Gallery.

In 2017 he was commissioned to create the abstract film Variations on Leonard French for La Trobe University’s 50th anniversary, which premiered with a live orchestral accompaniment by the Australian Youth Orchestra.

He works with the open-source community developing the Fountain screenwriting format and maintains several open-source writing tools.