Phil Peel

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Phil Peel

Posted by Phil On January - 30 - 2011ADD COMMENTS


Welcome to my blog. I’m an award winning director/producer who also lights, writes and teaches.   + live multicamera directing.

In a previous existence, I was a BBC TV director, then Course Leader BA Film Production at AUB, I’ve  produced, directed or shot over 50 shorts and the films have screened at festivals worldwide.   I did  a MA Screenwriting  at Bournemouth Uni. and was selected for EIFF Talent Lab 2013.

I’ve written a load of  shorts and a number of feature screenplays including Phoebe Langtry, a period drama about the woman, who in 1813, built the only surviving working windmill in Hampshire; Best Of Intentions, a World War II romantic action movie and Jack’s Back, a supernatural suspense horror about the return of Jack the Ripper during a theatre performance. (Currently optioned for 2016 production.)

Currently got three shorts out on the festival circuit, am editing another 20 min short filmed in Toronto in July and developing a couple of micro budget features, based on locations and facilities I have access to.

Here’s some links to my  Directing, Lighting & Camerawork , ProducingWriting, Corporate, Live Multicamera Directing, Music Videos

I’m on or give me a ring on 07973 753 777

LINK to some of my credits and films

My  drama showreel is here –   ( I really MUST update it.)

So here’s some more recent stuff.  I can’t show you any of my recent corporate work unfortunately. It’s confidential.

Director/Producer/Camera/Editor & Music  for “Liaison”  Official Selection for 2015 Toronto ReelheART International FilmFestival

Director/Producer/Camera/Editor of “Love” (2013) (short) awarded “Best Film” at Southampton Film Week;  Guerilla Film Award & Winning Film team Production Award. 50Kisses Premiere;  Official selection for Edinburgh Short Film Festival  ; Official selection New York Bootleg Film Festival.  also screened at Rhode Island International Film Festival and London Independent Film Festival

“This is a devastatingly brilliant piece of storytelling, masterfully handled, and the feedback from the Bootleg team was unanimous – audiences need to see this film. ”


Writer/producer/director, DP  & editor.  Comedy short John Lennon’s Turd. (2013)  . Award for “Best Short Film”  Toronto ReelheART International Film Festival, Selected for Glastonbury Festival Short Film Festival 2015

“I really like it. It’s got a lovely, funny but downbeat tone and atmosphere. Good script, very well directed, with great performances. Excellent.”

Paul Bassett Davies    – Creative Director at London Comedy Writers Festival

Writer :  Thriller feature script “Jack’s Back”   optioned for 2015 production by Our Lot Studios.

Writer : WWII Romantic Action Feature Screenplay  “Best of Intentions “ Top 3 Finalist Toronto ReelheART  International Film Festival 2015.

Director of PhotographyDon’t’ (2013) (short) Official Selection of New York City International Film Festival

Producer and Director of Photography of:

–   Buon Giorno Sayonara (2010) (short). (exec. prod.) 33 International Film Festivals including “Best Comedy Award” Hyart Film Festival in Wyoming. Nominated for  three awards : Best International/Foreign Language Film, Best Direction (Karen Hope) , and Best Performance (Thomas Kadman) at Thurrock International Film Festival.  Awards for Best International Film, Best Director and Best In Show.
–   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

–  Zombie Radio (2010) Boston Sci-Fi Festival

–   In My Shoes (2010) (short) Fastnet Film Festival


Just heard that I’m through to the Quarter Finals of The Screenwriting Goldmine Competition.
I’ve got through twice before to the quarter finals. But what’s so so much better this year is that I’ve shared this with so many new friends from the London Screenwriter Festival and the LSF Talent Campus. Dee Chilton, KT Parker, Poz Watson, Kristina Day, Kulvinder Gill, Halida Jones & Rachael Howard + I probably missed someone out. It’s really good to know such a lovely …and talented bunch of people.


Update Feb 2016

Posted by Phil On February - 4 - 2016ADD COMMENTS

The edit of our 20 min film “Chasing Fame” shot in Toronto last summer is going well.

We have filming to complete for the UK part of the script. Those scenes will be shot in London and Glasgow.

The full feature screenplay of “Chasing Fame” is on it’s 4th draft and is currently with our wonderful script editor Karol Griffiths. The plan is to promote that in the summer for shooting in 2017

“Late Request” which won the Create50 Gold Award at the 2015 British Screenwriters Awards is scheduled to be shot during March.

The screenplay “Phoebe Langtry” has had wonderful feedback from the BlueCat screenwriting Competition, so I hope that’s going to be successful. Also awaiting results from the Screenwriting Goldmine competition. Previous scripts got through to the Quarter Finals.

My feature screenplay “Jacks Back” is scheduled for re-option for 2016

Phil is giving a presentation at Film Expo South on the 4th Feb. ..and his multi award winning short “LOVE” is also screening there.

The filming of the Xmas Concert at Salisbury City Hall is awaiting the mixed sound track before final completion.

…and we have provisional plans for another feature to be shot Autumn 2015.

72 hours listening to Rick Astley torture

Posted by Phil On October - 16 - 2015ADD COMMENTS

A mate of mine is doing a bizarre fundraising event.

72 hours in a locked hotel room with Rick Astley on continuous loop. No talking, no books, no washing, no internet. So I’m providing & running the camera system for the live feed. We were live on BBC FiveLive earlier, Meridian TV tonight and Dutch TV
Here’s the link to the

Selected for Screenwriting Talent Campus

Posted by Phil On September - 23 - 2015ADD COMMENTS

Gosh  ..I’ve been selected for the awesome London Screenwriters Festival Talent Campus,

“a 12 week programme with three London based sections and two distance ‘mentor’ led writing periods run in partnership with Creative Skillset.”


So I guess my other productions are on hold for the moment, as I’m going to be somewhat writing focussed for the next two months.


It’s going to be tutored by people like John Yorke, Stephen Follows, Philip Shelley, Kate Leys and Pilar Alessandra, so it’s scarily high level.


The other writers selected are amazingly good, so I’m not sure why they chose me.   But it’s going to be brilliant working with them.


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