Screening Room: A Lost Sense by Cole Paul ’23

Recent Wheaton graduate, Cole Paul 23’ is hitting the film festival circuit with his wanderlust-filled short film, A Lost Sense, having already premiered at the Kino Film Festival and Arlington International Film Festival with accolades. 

Working as the writer, director, and editor of A Lost Sense, Paul produced the film during the summer of 2022, but had been planning production for over a year. He says the film is about re-discovering the playfulness of our inner child.

“There is this contradictory thing, where the more you want to pursue something in a meaningful way, like film, the more it starts to feel like work and you lose a sense of play; a lost sense of play.” He continued “It slowly turned into a story about a kid finding an alien spaceship” 

As for the future, Paul currently works in Boston creating social media content for a health research company working on scripts in his free time. You can follow his film endeavors on Instagram: @colepaulcolepaul

– Written by Madison Morin ’24