Phil Peel

Film, video, photography, sound and story

Here’s a pilot I wrote & directed for the proposed feature “Phoebe Langtry”


Phoebe Langtry who built Bursledon Windmill

This is the true story of Phoebe Langtry who was the woman who in 1813, deserted by her husband, fought against the restrictive role of women in the society of the time, by becoming a successful business woman.  This at a time when a married woman didn’t exist in law and was considered a possession of her husband. She lived close to and probably knew Jane Austen. But this is the story of how a  real life working woman lived  and loved in Jane Austen’s time.

This is the pilot for the proposed Feature Film



Phoebe 1

Phoebe 2

Phoebe 3

Phoebe Langtry script report

Posted by Phil On January - 3 - 2011

Here’s a  script readers review of one of my feature scripts “Phoebe Langtry”

Watch Phoebe Langtry Pilot film HERE

The frustrating thing about this script review, is that the reviewer didn’t realise it was a true story.

It says “If the story of Phoebe Langtry was factual there is no question that it would be well received, However because it is a fiction, the audience might not care so much about her life. ”     I’ve since added “based on  a true story” on the title page.