My name is Paul Warwick and I’m a 54 year old Christian writer, filmmaker, poet, actor and photographer who suffers from schizophrenia.
I became mentally ill after I’d spent 8 years of my youth in prison, and because I’d regularly taken drugs, including cannabis, heroin, crack and ecstasy. And I took a lot of these drugs in prison.
I’ve now been married to my wife Tara for 18 years. And I met Tara in church. I’ve got two grown up step children and two teenage daughters.
All of my creativity is therapeutic to me, and helps me cope with the symptoms of schizophrenia, and gives me enjoyment, goals and a purpose in life.
I have qualifications in filmmaking now and have made many short films, including dramas, documentaries and a music video. I’ve also filmed numerous weddings, baptisms and plays etc.
And I’ve now written 18 mainly slim books, and have so far had 3 of them published as ebooks under my previous pen name Christophrenic.
And recently I’ve self published a paperback novella called Creepers. I’ve also had some poems published and many articles published in magazines and newspapers, including articles in The Guardian and The Observer, Sorted magazine, Camcorder User, Mind and Soul, Inspire, Premier Christianity and Film and Video Maker.
In the future I hope to get more of my writing published and continue making short films and get more extra and bit part acting roles and one day write and direct a micro budget feature film.