Phil Peel

Film, video, photography, sound and story

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

 

How to cast for your film

Posted by Phil On March - 23 - 2017ADD COMMENTS

I gave a talk on casting last year. So thought it might be of use to share it.  It's presently missing the videos links at the end.

..and several slides don't make a lot of sense without my commentary. But I'll see if I can add more info.  

Hope you find it useful. Any comments welcomed.

 

I haven't posted her for ages. Partly due to ongoing server problems as my provider is closing down. So it's good to start back with a little success.

I'm really pleased that my latest screenplay "Gone to Ground" has made the top 32 long list of the prestigious Screenwriting Goldmine competition.

” 32 writers/scripts, who I think have a really balanced combination of story, character, energy, craft, spark and one or two really fresh ideas that could interest a good few of the judges."

"The competition consistently delivers professional standard winners and finalists who subsequently find agents and work"  Steve Matthews – Executive Producer Drama Development at HBO Europe

Writing is a solitary pursuit, but for this script, so many others have helped me with this ..especially the awesome  Karole Griffiths …and many of my writer friends from the London Screenwriters Festival Talent Campus have generously helped me with this, so it feels a collaborative effort.

It's a very personal story as one of the main characters is based on my father. I started to write it after he died.

Gone to Ground                          

When an old ex-RAF wartime pilot rescues an injured, abused Polish sex worker from a car accident, their cultures clash as he’s shocked by her feral in-your-face sexuality and she’s exasperated by his mannered irritating routines, but as she slowly recovers they learn to accept each other  ..until her violent past returns to threaten both their lives.

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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.