Philip Smith

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Philip Smith is an award-winning director and producer with wide-ranging experience from documentary films to factual drama, history, science, music and arts, as well as travelogues, commercial projects and 3D.  His work has received critical acclaim for its strong, human storytelling, powerful visual style and innovation. 

Most recently, Philip directed two films in the Amazon Prime Video premium documentary event series This Is Football for October Films/Brutal Media. 

Other recent work includes a film with a unique take on the solo music of The Beatles, featuring the conductor Charles Hazlewood; a documentary with the actor Richard Wilson, back on the road after a heart attack and the BBC2 drama-documentary Frankenstein and The Vampyre (narrated by Claire Foy).  

He was also one of the directors on the George Michael documentary Freedom, that included contributions from Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Ricky Gervais and Tony Bennett amongst others. 

He has experience as a lead director establishing the look and feel of a production, a track record with both new and established on-screen talent and is adept at working with all sizes of production: from tightly-budgeted observational filming through to major international co-productions.  

He also possesses a thorough grounding in CGI and all types of drama-documentary from simple reconstruction to fully scripted drama and is a highly-skilled self-shooter.