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
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.
In 2013 he wrote, directed & edited his short film One mans Loss filmed on the downtown streets of LA. 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. His latest short film Last Respects is completed and will be screening this autumn.
After noticing a swing towards digital content Phil established his own boutique production company in 2012 and PHIX quickly built up an impressive client list of brands and agencies within the advertising and luxury markets, earning them a trusted reputation as the go-to team for high-end digital content production..
PHIX soon transitioned into commercial & TV commissions for agencies such as Adam & Eve DDB & FCB Inferno. 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.