Phil Peel

Film, video, photography, sound and story

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.

You’ll find quite a range of stuff here as I’m involved in many aspects of film and video production.  I was previously Course Leader for the Degree in Film Production at the Arts University at Bournemouth, and before that a BBC TV director

I’m experienced in Directing, Lighting & Camerawork , ProducingWriting, Corporate, Live Multicamera Directing, Music Videos so if you want to work with me or some advice drop me a line or give me a ring on 07973 753 777

I’ve worked professionally in most areas of film and television production. So the phrase “Jack of all trades ..master of a few” comes to mind.    :-)

LINK to some of my credits and films

I was selected in 2013 by Creative England as one of only five English filmmakers to be supported by Creative England for the TALENT LAB programme at Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF)

My latest drama showreel is here –

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)   Currently just out on the international Film Festival circuit. Award for “Best Short Film”  Toronto Reelheart International Film Festival

“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.

– 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


5o Years ago today – Churchill’s Funeral

Posted by Phil On January - 30 - 2015ADD COMMENTS

50 years ago today 30th January 1965 , as  a young boy, I cycled to Oxford to watch Winston Churchill’s funeral train. These are the photos I took.

This is the ‘Battle of Britain’ class locomotive No. 34051 ‘Winston Churchill’ passing through Oxford.




Three of the special disc boards were  positioned in the famous Churchillian ‘V’ for Victory formation on the front of the locomotive.



The crowds lined the route all the way from London.  Even standing on the track.    Don’t think they would allow that today.




The train had  five Pullman cars, No. 208, Carina, Lydia, Perseus, and Isle of Thanet. The coffin was in a bogie van S2464










A cold grey sombre day.  One that I will never forget.  The end of an era.

Multicamera filming of Salisbury Stars Show

Posted by Phil On December - 20 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

Hey ..Here’s really good feedback from the multitalented Steve Giles.  Isn’t it nice when people you respect say nice things about you.

Steve Giles and Phil Peel at video filming at salisbury Show

“We have a seriously talented bunch working with us on the Stars of Salisbury show. One in particular isPhil Peel. He’s a multi award winning writer, producer, director and an absolute pro in his field. It actually blows me away a little bit to think that he and his team give their time to come and film the show for us. Thank you Phil!”   


Good to work with our great crew. Jude Peel. Paul Witcombe, Tom Collyns, Ryan Denham and Nigel Roper

1-Love poster 5

“Love” which won best film last year is screening again tonight as part of Southampton Film Week.

Short Story Cinema at Sonar Cinema, Solent University

Time: 7.30pm (Doors open from 7pm)

JLT Southampton Postcard front - more space


UK  Premiere at Sonar Cinema, Solent University, East Park Terrace  Southampton SO14 0YN.


Friday 7th at 7:30.  Showing with Emily’s Dance 



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