Phil Peel

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Phil Peel

Posted by Phil On January - 30 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

Hi.

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 completed  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 philpeel@gmail.com or give me a ring on 07973 753 777

LINK to some of my credits and films

My  drama showreel is here – https://vimeo.com/57689337   ( 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 Photography 'Don'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

 

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We've ben nominated for Best Budget Short Film  at the Winchester Short Film Festival.  So we're going to have to dig out our glad rags and dickie bows.   

Chasing Fame is screening on Sunday 6 Nov at 8pm

Posted by Phil On November - 4 - 2016ADD COMMENTS

 

Chasing Fame Film

Our 30min film Chasing Fame is screening on Sunday 6 Nov at 8pm as part of Southampton Film Week.

"UK TV Star Melanie, relaxing in Toronto after her film premiere, becomes involved with a young Canadian fan with disastrous and hilarious consequences."

We filmed it on location in Toronto, Niagara Falls, Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Cannes ..and Southampton.

It was one of the hits of the Toronto Reelheart International Film Festival. We won two awards on the final night screening, including best actress fro Melissa

"Clever comedy of errors ..a breath of fresh air" Lucy V Hay.

Screening at The Stage Door, 78 West Marlands Road Southampton Hampshire SO14 7FW Entrance is free.
oh I forgot to mention. It contains cheeky male nudity. 😉

 

Impact 50 Award Winner

Posted by Phil On May - 20 - 2016ADD COMMENTS

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Got this email yesterday.  Congratulations to all the other winners… You guys rocks.   ..and so many of my friends.

"The quality of work submitted to the Impact50 initiative was outstanding, and you should rightly be proud of your script and of your achievement as a writer. We can’t wait to get the ball rolling on the filmmaking phase, and then – further down the line – to celebrate with you all."

 

This email came through just as we were pitching at Cannes and Melissa was saying her embarrassing bit about me being an award winning writer, when I checked my email and said .. "I've just won another award".  ..I just said it without thinking, but I thought afterwards ..That is soo show off.    Still that's what Cannes is about.  

 

Cannes Film Festival

Posted by Phil On May - 19 - 2016ADD COMMENTS

I had been warned by my co-producer Melissa that the Cannes Film Festival was mad, but the reality is   …it's mad.

Melissa at Cannes Film Festival

 

I'm now four days in and I'm just beginning to enjoy it. I've got over the jet lag.  

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Jet lag? ..It's only one hour difference, I hear you say. Yes but Cannes happens at night so we've shifted to nocternal animals. Bed at 4 or 5 am and breakfast at 1pm.  (Assuming we haven't any morning meetings.)   Lunch at 6pm

Also  Cannes runs on alcohol, so all in all it's very unhealthy.  Burning sun and baking hot during the day, then chiling wind at night.   …and too much alcohol.  Steven Follows advice to me was to always drink lots of water …BUT the toilets are miles away.   ..and if you've got into a party you shouldn't have …not that we would do such a thing  ..then you have the problem that if you leave then you may not get back in.   but of course that doesn't apply to us. We would never do that as    We get inviations to everything!.   …Oh ..Did I mention that everthing in Cannes is about exaggeration.  

 

 

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…and  crowds, heaving crowds, standstill gridlocked traffic. Celebrity madness.  Security checks, scores of identical black limousines. party after party.  ..and in almost everyone I'm bumping into the Brits. In the US pavilion, Argentinian, Greece, Russian, Canadian there are Brits.  It has been lovely to meet up with so many friends from the UK. David Wilkinson, Stephen Follows, Danny Stack, Tim Clague, Ben Richards and many others 

So I'm In the Greek pavilion for the Russian party. Melissa has disappeared off somewhere, I strike up a conversation with a friendly looking woman.  "Do you speak English?"  Yes she did   ..rather well …as she came from Dawlish in Devon. 

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But it has been surprisingly succesfull.  A chance meeting in a wildly over the top charity fashion show in the  Charlton  Hotel.  In aid of Famine Relief or World Peace  or something like that.  ..go figure?  led to a long late night meeting onto another hour long meeting the following day with in depth discussions on International co-production on my next ..as yet unwritten script..     with five completed feature scripts is the unwritten on that is attracting interstt.  Really does show that in screenwriting, concept is everthing

So they are expecting the finished script in six weeks.  during which I am going to the Edinburgh Film Festival and Toronto. ..so no pressure.    

 

 

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