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.

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  philpeel@gmail.com 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 – https://vimeo.com/57689337

Writer/producer/director, DP  & editor.  Comedy short John Lennon’s Turd. (2013)   Currently just out on the international Film Festival circuit. Awarded “Best Short Film” (second place)  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

 

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.

“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. ”


– 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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“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)

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

 

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

 

First conversation I had at the Rhode Island International Film Festival

“Hey you a filmmaker?”

” What’s the film about?”

..I gulped. 50Kisses is not an easy film to summarise. ..and I was talking to the Rhode Island Film Commissionaire. But 20 minutes later he got the idea. ..and loved it.

So here I am now five days later. ..and I’ve answered the same question over 20 times. I’m getting better at it. ..well shorter. :-)

So here’s the pitch.

“50 Kisses ..It’s a unique feature film ..you know crowd funding? This is crowd sourced. Started with nearly 2000 scripts.. 180 film crews ..over 2000 people involved ..down to 25 short films in a 90 minute feature. Romantic, thriller, sad ..and zombie. It’s got everything.

It was organised by the London Screenwriters festival. The biggest in the world… to give screenwriters the chance to get a script filmed. Each had to write a 2 page script ..with a kiss ..and set on Valentine Day. Then the best 50 were chosen and any filmmaker could sign up to make them. One screenwriter got her script filmed 9 times.

Then the best 25 films were chosen for the feature. ..and it works really well ..and is a Guinness world record holder for most number of script credits.”

I’m going to stop writing. I have to go to see a film now.

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At the closing ceremony at the  Toronto Reelheart International Film Festival last night ..or rather in the early hours of this morning, our  film won second prize in the Short Film Awards. A great night with fantastic support and encouragement from the magnificent team that run the festival, it was an roller coaster of an evening with laughter, tears and karaoke!

After we were thrown out at 3:30 am it continued on the sidewalk. Thank  you to all involved in running the festival. Shannon and her team.  Especially Peter and Cheryl for driving us around.

We made so many new filmmaking friends.  …and managed to shoot a short with Melissa and Paul, mostly in the early hours of the morning , after the screenings, script reads and parties.

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I’ve just completed a first edit whilst waiting for my flight and it looks like it’ll be coming in at 10 minutes. Shot in 4K of course with my new Panasonic GH4. It behaved very well. It looks stunning, thanks to the great locations we were able to use and Melissa’s amazing dresses.Hopefully we can show it at next years Reelheart Festival. Now back to scriptwriting.

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