For this genre and for a our plot we needed an older or older looking actor to play this role (around 20-22). We used someone who was 17 and could pass off as older and fit the role well.
They also needed to be tall so the character looks older.The name Paul Batson comes from, Norman Bates from Psycho, Paul from American Psycho, and Patrick Bateman also from American Psycho. We put these names from films used in our research together to create Paul Bateson.
The character is lazy, appears to be laid back in his appearance but is very on edge, like the following characters in "The Shining" and "Secret Window".