|Born||8 May 1909|
|Died||25 February 1976 66) (aged|
He was the son of Peter Ostermayr, a film producer with Universum Film AG, and his wife Olga, née Wernhard. After secondary school in Feldkirch, he entered to film industry and trained in film laboratory work. He became a film editor in 1930 and assistant director in 1935. His first film as director was Edelweißkönig, in 1938.
After the Second World War, he adopted the pseudonym Paul May. His greatest successes were 08/15 (1954), The Forests Sing Forever (1959), Via Mala (1961) from the book by John Knittel, and Scotland Yard Hunts Dr. Mabuse (1963) with Peter van Eyck. He also directed for television. He directed more than forty films between 1935 and 1972.
- Panic in Chicago (1931)
- Shooting Festival in Schilda (1931)
- The Spanish Fly (1931)
- The Champion Shot (1932)
- Secret of the Blue Room (1932)
- The Peak Scaler (1933)
- William Tell (1934)
- Holiday From Myself (1934)
- The Four Musketeers (1934)
- Peter, Paul and Nanette (1935)
- Home Guardsman Bruggler (1936)
- The Hunter of Fall (1936)
- Triad (1938)
- Storms in May (1938)
- Night of the Twelve (1949)
- "Paul May". Film Portal. Retrieved 29 October 2019.