Phil Peel

Film, video, photography, sound and story

I got a nice surprise this week. A lovely inscribed glass award arrived from the Toronto  International Film and Screenplay Festival.  ..and another award for my “Best of Intentions” screenplay.

Phil with ReelHeART Film Award

Phil with ReelHeART Film Award















That’s also the screenplay award hanging off the screen in the background.  The Festival and the awards were just about a month ago, but it’s been such a full on month since with sooo much editing to complete, with tight deadlines, that I haven’t had time for it to really register or sink in.

I’ve spent most of the month in a darkened room slaving over a hot monitor …apart from a brief excursion on a tallship …as one does 🙂  and I did have my birthday,  which seemed to last three days.  ..bit of a blur.  Still it was fun stuff to edit – The Script, Boyzone, Michael McIntyre.


Danny O'Donoghue and The Script

Danny O’Donoghue and The Script


And I did buy myself an awesome Color Calibrated 2560 x 1440 resolution Thunderbolt Monitor  for my birthday.  “the 27-inch ColorPrime is the next-generation Thunderbolt Display Apple never built.”

Anyway I digress..

Another surprise this week was that my short script “Late Request”  (written about my awesome sister Nicky)  has got through to the quarterfinals (update)   semifinals for the follow up to 50Kisses   Create50  50 Moments Of Courage and Kindness

It’s written about a carcrash  .. that’s not Nicky   …well not most most of the time. 🙂    …and I have the car ready to crash and film    ..Thanks Ian.  So whether I get through to the finals or not I still mean to film it.


Now I have to get back to editing the 20 minute film we shot in Toronto.


Melissa at Toronto restaurant

Melissa at Toronto restaurant



Here’s what the Mentorship award was for.


ReelHeART Mentorship Award Phil Peel “Liaison”, “Emily’s Dance”, “Best of Intentions”

    • This year, The ReelHeART Mentorship Award goes to a Filmmaker, Screenwriter whom we first met last year. This filmmaker embodies what ReelHeART is all about: Interaction, Inspiration, Creativity, Mentoring and Collaborating with Others. This year we could only give this award to one person who embodies this spirit for his tireless efforts sprinting into action all year long without a break to have his creative voice heard through, films and screenplays after being overwhelmingly inspired by his experience last year at ReelHeART. Ladies and Gentlemen, we present to you, from Southampton, United Kingdom– Mr. Philip Peel –

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