Phil Peel

Film, video, photography, sound and story

About me

Posted by Phil On November - 3 - 2010

Contacts:      07973 753 777

Phil is a writer, producer, director and  teacher

He has combined a career teaching the next generation of film-makers, with the continuing development of his own films.

He was Course Leader for the BA (Hons) in Film Production (probably the most popular film course in the UK) at the Arts University College at Bournemouth (awarded Film Council Screen Academy status in 2005), Course Co-ordinator for the Film Short Courses  and a Principal lecturer on the Digital Media Production Course . He also recently completed a MA in Screenwriritng at Bournemouth University.

Having qualified originally as a professional photographer, Phil worked though a wide range of roles in film and TV production including sound recordist, camera assistant, writer, cable TV producer before joining the BBC, where he worked as production manager, researcher & director including 3 series of Movie Magic, RPM and The Journey series; having 50 + broadcast director credits. He also directed daily regional news programmes South Today & Points West.

From the BBC he became Film & Television Co-ordinator for BA (Hons.) in Film and Television Production at Salisbury College, where his students went on to work on many British films and TV, including Four Weddings, Mrs Brown, Tomb Raider, Chocolat, Troy, Little Britain, Green Wing, Kumars at 42, and Dr Who amongst many others.

He was an Advisor to Bulgarian National TV and Radio and Media/communication Specialist for European Community at Orekhovo-Zujevo in the Russian Federation and has been particularly involved in the development of Independent film-making in the south and west of England.

Founder member of Board of Directors of Bristol Film Workshop, Member of Board of Directors of Spice Island Artspace Arts Centre, Western Region Co-ordinator of Community Communications Association. Founding member of Board of Directors and Trustee of Harbour Lights BFI Regional Film Theatre, Southampton Arts Centre Ltd (Company Secretary), City Eye Video Ltd (Chairman)

He was also Southampton Film Festival Education Programme Co-ordinator for 9 years; Film Programmer for Southampton Gantry Arts Centre for 6 years; Hon Sec British Kinematograph Sound & Television Society, Southern Region and a Reader and Reviewer for Focal Press.

His feature script “Best of Intentions” was short-listed for Euroscript development (2000)

Independent filmography (after BBC)

Writer, producer, director “Jack, the Last Victim” (feature, 2006), (supported by Screen South)

Producer, writer, director: “Emily’s Dance” (2001) 30min drama,

Producer, director and cameraman: “A Walk around Salisbury” (1999) Endless Films,

1 hour Television Documentary “Kim Fowley”,

Psychic Terrorism “Wishbone Ash” 45 min video(1998),

1 hour TV documentary on London for Moroccan National TV(1998).

Writer, Producer & Director of Arts Council funded super 16mm pilot for period drama feature film “Phoebe Langtry” 1997- Grindstone Pictures.

Producer and Director of Photography of:
Bull amongst the Feathers (2008) Rome International Film Festival
Legs 11. (2009) Toronto & Florida International Film Festival
Shadows (2009) Dubai International Film Festival, Mumbai International Film Festival

Also live multi-camera director for music concerts and live events; numerous corporate videos for UK, France, Holland, Italy, China & USA; music videos and technical director of television courses for senior management of many international companies.


Phil played a zombie (being machine gunned) in 28 Days Later (having co-ordinated the zombie extras)

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