Phil Hunt

Chief Executive Officer
Head Gear Films
Country (Address)
United Kingdom
An Innovator and Founder: film, tv, video games, real estate, countercultural diversity LGBTQ+ brand, with venue, events, charity, film distribution, and talent management arms.

Phil's main business interest in film is Head Gear, a film, TV and video games investment company; Bankside Films, an international film sales and production company; as well as a number of other corporate investments in the sector; Bohemia Media, film distribution of underrepresented (LGBTQ, cultural diversity, disability, female voices); (Yet) Another Distribution Company and (Yet) Another Monster Company, which do what they says on the tin;

He has produced or executive produced over 500 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 40 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; a Patron of The Death, Penalty Project; Advisor to Raindance Film Festival and Rome MIA Market.

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, in a pre-digital universe a very long time ago….he was an advertising and music photographer and worked with such bands as Big Audio Dynamite. He sporadically dusts off his Hasselblad.
Phil Hunt
What we're looking for from Ready, Steady, Pitch!


I’m all about commercial film making. Stories with common themes that transcend multiple cultures. Ideally not depressing drama, but films that entertain – make people scared, laugh, whoop. Defined genres that have a clear audience and can be pitched in a sentence.