Born in Brighton, East Sussex
Lives and works in London, UK

Education

1996 – 1997   Brighton Foundation
1997 – 2000  BA, Wimbledon School of Art

Work

2001 - 2003 Blue Source
2003 - 2005 Colonel Blimp
2005 - 2006 Blink Productions
2006 - 2012 HSI Productions
2014 - Founded PHIX

Philip Sansom is an award winning film director, producer & photographer based in London. His beautifully crafted storytelling and keen editorial eye struck a chord with creative agencies around the world, working internationally with clients such as BMW, Mini Cooper, Adidas Y3, Audi, Honda, O2, Esprit, Old Navy, Miller, The Glenlivet & The Macallan. He has worked as an art director, editor and photographer and brings together a wealth of expertise with which to create his cinematically driven and visually inventive ideas.

After completing a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art, Phil started his career at luminary graphic design agency Blue Source, before moving to the newly formed music video department - Colonel Blimp. In 2004 he established directing duo Diamond Dogs, which saw him nominated for 8 MVAs including Best Director in 2008. His first short film The Black Hole won Grand Prize at the inaugural Virgin Media Awards and went on to feature in an endless list of festivals and clock up over 20 million views on YouTube.

Phil established his own content production company PHIX in 2012 and quickly built up an impressive client list of brands and agencies within the advertising and luxury markets, winning commercial & TV commissions for agencies such as Dazed, Adam & Eve DDB & FCB Inferno. 

In 2013 he wrote, directed & edited his short film One mans Loss filmed on the streets of downtown LA, which was instantly featured on NOWNESS and made a Vimeo Staff Pick. Most recently it was nominated for Best Script at the 2016 Madrid Fashion Film Festival sponsored by GQ & Conde Nast. His latest short film Last Respects was shot in the Scottish Highlands last year and the short is now screening before going out the festivals in early 2019.  

Phil is currently filming a documentary for SKY Arts with Blondie drummer Clem Burke and finishing a 3 year film project for The Macallan. His first feature film UNARMED is in development with Northern Ireland Screen, and he is developing a slate of film & TV projects whilst continuing to shoot high-end content & commercial work in both film and photography.