Prior to forming AMPLE with Ari, filmmaker, Phil, began his career in London, England, working on feature films and documentaries. As cinematographer, he shot "Indian Tales" for Academy Award-winning director Asif Kapadia, SXSW winning indie-feature, “Kelly and Cal” starring Juliette Lewis and Cybil Shepherd, and as writer-producer he made indie-feature "Neil's Party" released by Warner Bros. Between AMPLE's doc series slate, Phil continues his work on features including, most recently, directing 2nd unit on acclaimed IFC release, "Rust Creek", and on a feature documentary which he and Ari are currently directing.
After setting the visual style, and shooting as cinematographer, the pilot episode of Bafta-winning director Bart Layton's "Locked Up Abroad", Phil was asked to direct an episode of season one of the international hit series. This quickly led to more documentary television and becoming a sought after show-runner in the USA.
Recognized for bringing filmic storytelling and a distinctive cinematic visual style to all his shows, Phil always seeks to raise the bar of how unscripted television can look and be told.
Phil has been behind some of the most recognizable documentary series and non-scripted shows on television including directing and setting the look for the pilot episode of Emmy-winning "Undercover Boss" for CBS, Critic's Choice-nominated "The Pitch" for AMC (where he met Ari) and the Xbox Entertainment Studios hit series "Every Street United" - (where Ari and Phil decided it was time to start AMPLE).