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 2015/6 production.)

Currently got three shorts out on the festival circuit, am shooting another 20 min short 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


A very curious day(s) during the third day of our Toronto film shoot.  I awoke early (no curtains) and sat in my bed marking up the lined script and put together a rough test edit of some scenes


The day was good,  the  bedroom scene went well. (another ? )  and I ended up filming in the shower again.


Later on Melissa tried out my equipment. Looks like I wasn’t too impressed :-)

Melissa and Phil IMG_2768 smaller

Then day 3 of filming in Toronto turned into day 3A, as we got back to the apartment at about 5 and fell asleep. Melissa on the couch (where I usually sleep) so I went for a nap on her bed and Paul who I thought was asleep who actually checking sound, came through to find us both asleep,  so went to sleep himself. 6 hours later,  Melissa woke to find it all dark. Woke us up. We had breakfast at Midnight. Then filmed through till 5am pausing for lunch at 3am. Now it’s 6:30 am, dawn again and we’re off to bed for the second time.

Dawn over Toronto as we go to sleep for the second time.



The subscription video-on-demand service Netflix is now the third biggest broadcaster in the U.S.  #filmmaking That’s according to data released today by online video advertising company Alphonso.   With Netflix’s current growth rate and its momentum, it will be the biggest broadcaster in the U.S. by next year.

The post has other bad news for traditional broadcasters: The audience for linear TV is down 15 percent year-over-year, which Alphonso calls the biggest decline ever in a single year for broadcast and pay TV.


Full details here

John Lennon tonight at Glastonbury

Posted by Phil On June - 28 - 2015ADD COMMENTS

Tonight at Glastonbury Festival John Lennon in a triumphant return.. well sort of.. a part of him.. um.. actually.. just say it.

John Lennon’s Turd a hilarious short film, screening tonight at 9pm.

Oh btw afterwards at 9:45 The Who are on on stage. Also worth catching. :-)

#glastonburyfestival #JohnLennon #filmmaking

Canadian/ UK film shoot start in 12 days

Posted by Phil On June - 21 - 2015ADD COMMENTS

Only 12 days till we start the main Canadian section of our latest film. At the moment snappily titled Toronto 2 (working title).

Film locations will be Toronto, Niagara Falls, London and Edinburgh.

Starring the fabulous Melissa de Mol, with Peter Mazzucco and  Cheryl De Luca, it takes up where our previous film left off …but not in the way you would expect.

Melissa de Mol


Watch this space!


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