Paul Nandzik was born and raised in central New York. A relative latecomer to filmmaking, he did not "catch the bug" until he worked on "The Dark Knight Rises" as one of Bane's henchmen.In spite of a strong background in writing as a former journalist, English language/writing tutor, published author, produced screenwriter, having earned a B.A. in English, and other literary credits to his name, Paul is best known for his work in stunts. Because - let's be honest - it's far more impressive watching him get pushed down a set of stairs or hit by a car than watching him sit in front of a screen clacking away at the keyboard.Paul is also a patron of the arts, supporting organizations such as the West Virginia Filmmakers Guild, the Carnegie Screenwriters, and the Pittsburgh Film Office. And when he's not busy with film, he's spending quality time with his various critters.