Born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1970 to André & Joan (and older brothers Henri-Jacques and Francois), Paul André Blom grew up with a love of movies and music. This led to him developing a drive to not only absorb as much of it as possible, but also to create it himself.

After graduating with a B.A. Degree from Stellenbosch University in the early '90s, Paul attended film school. From there he has been on the independent route ever since.

From the late 1980s he's been:
> involved with various bands and personal musical projects, incl. V.O.D / Terminatryx / F8 / K.O.B.U.S. / The Makabra Ensemble, compiling the historic Kopskoot! album, executive producer on Ingrid Jonker tribute compilation ;
> created & run several film festivals (South African HorrorFest / The X Fest / Sound On Screen / Celludroid / Daring Doccies / Cinemaniacs) ;
> has been a bilingual entertainment journalist covering movies, music & gaming since 1997 - published in local magazines (incl. SL, Stage, Top Forty, Muse, LMG, Something Wicked, BPM, Screen Africa) & syndicated newspapers and supplements (incl. The Star, The Argus, Die Burger, Son, JIP, Sunday Life), to international publications (incl. Fangoria Magazine - USA and Devolution - UK), and on-line locations like (USA), Mahala etc. ;
> makes movies / music videos (incl. production / directing / editing) ;
> created, designed & run several websites ( / ShadowRealm Inc.) ;
> been involved with collaborative photographic projects (Desert Storm / Beautiful People) ;
> and created Flamedrop Productions in 2000 to encompass all of these and forthcoming activities.

Paul lives in Cape Town with his wife and collaborator Sonja Ruppersberg, their cat Ming and dogs Zoltan & Khaleesi.

(scroll down for various on-line links and music videos)

"Paul Blom is no slouch" - Chris Alexander (Fangoria Magazine)

New TERMINATRYX "Shadow" music video
[produced & directed by Sonja Ruppersberg & Paul Blom]



Paul Blom LMG
October 2010 LMG Magazine cover
feat. Paul Blom & Sonja Ruppersberg

Kulture Terminatryx

October 2012 Kultur Magazine cover
feat. Paul Blom, Sonja Ruppersberg & Terminatryx

click her for the Fangoria interview with Paul Blom

click here for Nerine Dorman's interview with Paul Blom

Terminatryx Kultur Magazine cover feature (2012)

click here for an extensive Underground Press interview with Paul Blom

click here for Spling's Top 10 movie feature on Paul

Terminatryx Kultur Magazine cover feature (2014)
click here for Paul's article on the resurrection of extreme music being scapegoated (again) in school violence

click here for Paul's LMG Magazine piece on Metal in South Africa

Wildfire Tattoos
New Rock
Wildfire Piercing
South African Horrorfest

3 of the recent TERMINATRYX music videos directed by Paul A. Blom




[ director: paul blom / star: sonja ruppersberg / make-up fx: clinton smith / dop: marnus tredoux / editor: leon visser ]

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