Philip Sportel


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Philip Sportel is a director based in Toronto, Canada. Coming from a visual arts background, his work incorporates stop motion, sculpture, photography and digital compositing. He is influenced by conceptual art, surrealist photography, science fiction and the works of Stanley Kubrick, Terrence Malick and David Lynch.

Philip's debut music video, for Colin Munroe's "World of Pain", was nominated for a Yahoo Video Award. The follow-up video, Colin Munroe's "(I Want Those) Flashing Lights" was the second most popular video on the internet (according to His stop-motion video for Johnny Polygon's "Riot Song" reached #8 on MTV's countdown. With more than 2 million views on YouTube, have played on MuchMusic, MuchMoreMusic, MTV2, MTVu, MTV Jams, and BET, and features on and, Philip's videos are consistently popular.

Philip has shot on location in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Seattle, Winnipeg and Jamaica and is available to work internationally.

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