Phil is an multi award winning writer, producer, director and teacher.
He has produced nearly 40 short films in the last 5 years.
He was selected by Creative England for the Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab 2013
He has combined a career teaching the next generation of film-makers, the continuing development of his own films and a wide range of corporate work.
Corporate productions and media training:
Some previous clients: Deutsche Bank, Tacis (Technical Assistance for the Confederation of Independent States—Russia) for the European Community. Development of Russian Media ProductionBulgarian State Television Service Training and development of Bulgarian Television Service. Air France: Promotional videos for Annual conferences. Pirelli: Technical videos on High Voltage Cable jointing. Factory Mutual Insurance Co. Fire Sprinkler systems (versions for UK, translated into Dutch, French, Italian, Chinese and for the USA. River Studios
Wiltshire Fire Brigade. consultancy and many videos on fire fighting. Wiltshire Police. Major Disaster Simulation
Youth Hostels Association, Bournemouth Social Services, Hampshire Social Services,
Laurent Giles International brokerage, Bishop of Salisbury. Automobile Association, British Tourist Authority,
British Airport Authority. Courage Breweries. British Sugar Corporation
He was Course Leader for the BA (Hons) in Film Production (probably the most popular film course in the UK) at the Arts University College at Bournemouth (awarded Film Council Screen Academy status in 2005), Course Co-ordinator for the Film Short Courses and a Principal lecturer on the Digital Media Production Course . He also recently completed a MA in Screenwriritng at Bournemouth University.
Having qualified originally as a professional photographer, Phil worked though a wide range of roles in film and TV production including sound recordist, camera assistant, writer, cable TV producer before joining the BBC, where he worked as production manager, researcher & director including 3 series of Movie Magic, RPM and The Journey series; having 50 + broadcast director credits. He also directed daily regional news programmes South Today & Points West.
From the BBC he became Film & Television Co-ordinator for BA (Hons.) in Film and Television Production at Salisbury College, where his students went on to work on many British films and TV, including Four Weddings, Mrs Brown, Tomb Raider, Chocolat, Troy, Little Britain, Green Wing, Kumars at 42, and Dr Who amongst many others.
He was an Advisor to Bulgarian National TV and Radio and Media/communication Specialist for European Community at Orekhovo-Zujevo in the Russian Federation and has been particularly involved in the development of Independent film-making in the south and west of England.
Founder member of Board of Directors of Bristol Film Workshop, Member of Board of Directors of Spice Island Artspace Arts Centre, Western Region Co-ordinator of Community Communications Association. Founding member of Board of Directors and Trustee of Harbour Lights BFI Regional Film Theatre, Southampton Arts Centre Ltd (Company Secretary), City Eye Video Ltd (Chairman)
He was also Southampton Film Festival Education Programme Co-ordinator for 9 years; Film Programmer for Southampton Gantry Arts Centre for 6 years; Hon Sec British Kinematograph Sound & Television Society, Southern Region and a Reader and Reviewer for Focal Press.
His feature script “Best of Intentions” was short-listed for Euroscript development (2000)
Independent filmography (after BBC)
Writer , producer, director "John Lennon's Turd" a short comedy (2013), Official Selection by Toronto ReelHeart International Film Festival to represent the UK in the Opening screening.
- Director of Photography & Editor on "Edward" (2014) in post production
- Director/Producer/Camera/Editor of "Love" (2013) (short) Awarded Guerilla Film Award & Winning Production Team at 50Kisses, Best Film Southampton Film Week, official selection for Edinburgh Short Film Festival , Official selection New York Bootleg Film Festival
- Director of Photography 'Don't' (2013) (short) Official Selection of New York City International Film Festival, Realheart International Film Festival
Producer and Director of Photography of:-
Buon Giorno Sayonara (2010) (short) (Exec) 33 International Film Festivals including “Best Comedy Award” Hyart Film Festival in Wyoming. Thurrock IFF. Awards: Best International Film, Best Director & Best In Show. Award- ‘Best UK Entry’. at Sarnia Shorts
- Bull amongst the Feathers (2008) (short) Rome International Film Festival
- Legs 11. (2009) (short) Toronto & Florida International Film Festival
- Shadows (2009) (short) Dubai International Film Festival, Mumbai International Film Festival
- In My Shoes (2010) (short) Fastnet Film Festival
- No Apologies (2011) (20 min drama) DP (Southampton Film Week)
- Jack, the Last Victim (2006) (feature) Writer, Producer, Director (supported by Screen South)
- Emily’s Dance (2001) (30min drama) Producer, writer, director (New York Digital Film Festival)
- Zombie Radio (2010)(short) Producer, DP & Camera (Boston Sci-Fi Fest.)
Producer, director and cameraman: “A Walk around Salisbury” (1999) Endless Films,
1 hour Television Documentary “Kim Fowley”,
Psychic Terrorism “Wishbone Ash” 45 min video(1998),
1 hour TV documentary on London for Moroccan National TV(1998).
Writer, Producer & Director of Arts Council funded super 16mm pilot for period drama feature film “Phoebe Langtry” 1997- Grindstone Pictures.
Also live multi-camera director for music concerts and live events; numerous corporate videos for UK, France, Holland, Italy, China & USA; music videos and technical director of television courses for senior management of many international companies.