Paul Saltzman has been passionate about life as far back as he can remember. He began his media career at the National Film Board of Canada.
Early in 1968 he learned meditation at the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram in India. It was a profound experience that changed his life. During his time there, he met, hung out with and photographed the Beatles, Mia Farrow, Donovan and Mike Love.
In the Summer of 1969 he went for a quiet visit to what was then advertised as a "small music and arts festival." It took place at Max Yasgur's farm in Woodstock, N.Y.. In the early '70's he produced a Leonard Cohen live concert tour, and in 1972 produced and directed his first film, a half-hour documentary on Bo Diddley.
The next year he founded Sunrise Films Limited, and for the following decade made many award-winning documentaries. Saltzman is currently developing several feature film scripts, including the Paul Robeson story. He loves traveling, skydiving and scuba diving, and plays ice hockey several times a week.