Born in Brighton, East Sussex
Lives and works in London, UK
1996 – 1997 Brighton Foundation
1997 – 2000 BA, Wimbledon School of Art
2001 - 2003 Blue Source
2003 - 2005 Colonel Blimp
2005 - 2006 Blink Productions
2006 - 2012 HSI Productions
2012 - Founded PHIX
Philip Sansom is an award winning film director and photographer based in London. He established his own production company PHIX in 2012, which has quickly grown to a full time team of 5 and attracted work from high end brands and agencies within the advertising and luxury markets.
His beautifully crafted storytelling and keen editorial eye has struck a chord with creative agencies around the world, working internationally with clients such as Mini Cooper, Adidas Y3, Audi, Honda, O2, Esprit, 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.
In 2013 he wrote & directed his short film One mans Loss which was instantly featured on NOWNESS, made a Vimeo Staff Pick and was most recently nominated for Best Script in the 2016 Madrid Fashion Film Festival sponsored by GQ & Conde Nast.
He is currently in post-production on his latest short film Last Respects set for release in Summer 2017, whilst developing his first feature film UNARMED with Northern Ireland Screen. Phil continues to shoot high-end content & commercial work in both film and photography and has a slate of TV projects shooting this summer with his production company PHIX.