My name is Paul Warwick and I’m a 50 year old Christian writer, filmmaker, poet, film extra
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 14 years. And I met Tara in church. I’ve got
two grown up step children and two 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 17 mainly slim books, and have so far had 3 of them
published as ebooks under my pen name Christophrenic. 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,
and Premier Christianity.
In the future I hope to get more of my writing published and continue making short films
and get more extra work and also bit part acting roles and one day write and direct a micro
budget feature film.