French / Australian
Cinematographer / Director of photography
Based in Sydney / Working locally and globally.
The school of hard knocks was the best film school as a loader firstly on a TV show coming to Sydney from overseas with Olivia Newton-John on a HBO special all around Australia then a BP Commercial with Russell Mulcahy. Both with a company out of London.

Visiting Cooper Pedy for the first time twice in a space of just a few months.

After these two experiences moved to London and worked on music videos and commercials before joining the BBC Ealing film studios as a camera assistant making documentaries and TV Series.

In the midd 90s moved to Paris and worked as a camera assistant then open up a photographic studio called the Studio de la Fonderie initially taking portfolio photos of Models and then making short films, music videos and eventually commercials.

In this studio Philip learnt how to light as an autodidact.

While on a French documentary about Aboriginal Art in Alice Springs I was asked to light Derin Seale’s first commercial for Dairy Farmers which led to 18 years of making TVCs world wide. Whilst living in Paris.

Returning to Sydney for a few years in the early 2000s I ended up lighting Richard Gibson’s a Message from Fallujah which was awarded in America and Australia for cinematography.

Working solidly on commercials in and music videos in France, London, North Africa as well as the Far East while being based in Paris from 2008-2016.

Just recently returned to Sydney late 2016.

PHILIP is an accredited Australian Cinematographer’s Society (ACS) and is the 383rd person in it’s 50 year history.

Awards for « a Message from Fallujah »

RHODES Island International Film Festival 2005, best cinematography

Australian Cinematographers Society GOLD 2006, best cinematography short fiction

Australian Cinematographers Society GOLDEN Tripod 2007, best cinematography short fiction

L.A. Shorts Festival 2005, best of the fest