An Innovator and Founder: film, tv, video games, real estate, countercultural diversity LGBTQ+ brand, with venue, events, charity and management arms.
Phil's main business interest in film is Head Gear a film, TV and video games investment company; Bohemia Media, film distribution of underrepresented (LGBTQ, cultural diversity, disability, female voices); Bankside Films, an international film sales and production company; as well as a number of other corporate investments in the sector.
He has produced or executive produced over 300 feature films, in the past quarter of a century. Head Gear Films is one of the world’s largest financiers of independent film, investing in around 60 projects a year.
Other aspects of Phil's career include being a BAFTA voting member; a mentor to National Film and Television producing students and others; a regular speaker on the industry circuit; a founder of the British Film Festival of Kurdistan, Iraq; and a Patron of The Death Penalty Project.
Phil began producing feature films in the mid 90s with micro-budgets, which occasionally found more than a micro audience...
Prior to the film business, he was an advertising and music photographer and worked with such bands as Big Audio Dynamite. He sporadically dusts off his Hasselblad.