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TOPOWA


A MUSICAL JOURNEY OF
HOPE AND INSPIRATION


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TOPOWA


A MUSICAL JOURNEY OF
HOPE AND INSPIRATION


COMING SOON in 2020….

A PHIX FILM DOCUMENTARY
Directed by Philip Sansom & Inigo Gilmore

This is the inspirational journey of 12 young musicians from some of the toughest slums Uganda, to some of the biggest music stages in the world. It's a story of resilience and hope, carried along by a joyous, foot-stomping celebration of music and life. At the heart of this film: the power of music to change lives and a charity called Brass for Africa. 

From the dusty dirt roads of Katwe slum to the paved streets of London and the fields of Cheltenham Festival, we will follow Sumayya, Tadeo, Gilbert, Julius and the Brass For Africa band as they are welcomed into the UK for an experience that will transform their lives forever. 

We will see the hope that has been created and see the teachers empowering the next generation of musicians to follow their dreams. ‘Topowa! Never give up!’

Brass For Africa - More info here: http://brassforafrica.org/about-us/

Founded over 10 years ago by airline pilot Jim Trott with the initial donation of 30 rather old and well used brass instruments from his son's junior brass band; Brass for Africa now supports over 1000 children and young people in Uganda and Liberia every week through brass music education and life-skills training. The charity also provides employment opportunities and training for more than 40 African national staff.

Using music as a tool to empower and transform the lives of disadvantaged children and young people, we have identified and measure 8 key attributes associated with learning music, such as self confidence, resilience, grit and perseverance. These attributes are integrated into each music lesson, resulting in transferable life-skills, which can be applied to the participants everyday lives.

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MY VIEW: CLEM BURKE


MY VIEW: CLEM BURKE


 
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PHIX is pleased to announce My view: Clem Burke has been nominated for
'Best UK Film' at Raindance Film Festival 2019.

Directed by PHILIP SANSOM
Executive Producer - KEVIN PETILLO
Produced by RUPERT SANSOM
Co-Producer SIMON HAYCOCK
Edited by PHILIP SANSOM & MATT NETTLEFOLD

 THE BEAT THAT DROVE BLONDIE

An access all areas documentary with Clem Burke,
a look back at 40 years on the road and performing with one of the worlds most iconic bands.

‘MY VIEW’ is a rare and unique opportunity to experience some of the world's most influential artists like never before.

Clem Burke is the drummer behind multi-platinum selling band BLONDIE. His signature beats have brought millions to the dance floor and his unique approach to playing has seen him accompany an endless list of artists from Bob Dylan to The Eurythmics.

We follow Clem on the road, playing as hard as ever in this access all areas documentary. Feel the energy behind the kit as Clem plays with Blondie at Hyde park to 80,000 people and witness his tireless work ethic at The Cavern Club for Beatles week, where he plays 5 gigs in 24 hrs.

Exclusive interviews from Dave Stewart, Chris Stein, Hugh Cornwall, Glen Matlock, Bob Gruen and many more put the spotlight on one of rock ’n’ rolls most enigmatic unsung heroes - Clem Burke the Doctor of Rock.
 

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MARK HIX


MARK HIX


PHIX has become good friends with Mark Hix MBE over the past two years since filming an online film for NOWNESS and we're currently developing a new food TV series. The series will also explore and showcase the more primal, artisanal methods of food preparation practiced around the British Isles and beyond. Watch this space.

NOWNESS commissioned PHIX to create a film about SALT in collaboration with British chef Mark Hix. The road trip took us to some of England’s most scenic coastlines from Devon through to Cornwall and beyond. In the film Mark talks us through the many uses for Salt; from traditional salmon smoking to the unique walls of salt bricks used to air-age beef. It was a real privilege sampling Mark’s food during the shoot and as Marks says ‘Salt gives food life and make it taste better'.

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Victoria Grant


Victoria Grant


PHIX were commissioned by Quriosity Studio based in China to create a short documentary about British hat making.
We explore the English custom of wearing hats by one of the world’s leading milliners Victoria Grant, who’s creations adorn the heads of English society to Rock royalty.

Victoria’s bespoke work and style is synonymous with the English culture as its rich in heritage and tradition. Pomp and ceremony has played a major part in her childhood and an inspiration to her acclaimed creations. The documentary gives an exclusive look into Victoria’s magical world of hats…

 'She has "dressed" the trendiest heads of fashion: from Dolce & Gabbana to Dita Von Teese.  So many celebrities are hat-addicts and appreciate Grant's style never missing a chance to show off one of her creations' - Vogue Italia

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Yohji Yamamoto


Yohji Yamamoto


An intimate interview film with Yohji Yamamoto, one of fashion's most illusive Master designers, filmed and directed by Phil Sansom in collaboration with Broadwick Live, en route to Y-3s Autumn/Winter 2016 Collection Launch in Paris January 2016.

This was a unique opportunity to create a short film inspired by the Y-3 runway show at Paris Fashion Week during January 2016. Phil Sansom (Director & DOP) jumped in the car with Yohji on the way to the runway show and captured a truly captivating interview with the Master Of Shadows...

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Sir Peter Blake


Sir Peter Blake


PHIX shot a series of films with Sir Peter Blake and his team for The Macallan's 80th Anniversary Limited Edition Box - 8 decades of The Macallan, 8 Decades of Sir Peter Blake. PHIX was very privileged to have access all areas at Sir Peter's amazing studio which is an incredible museum of both his own work and his extensive artefact collection. 

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THE MYSTERY REVEALED


THE MYSTERY REVEALED


BUILDING A BRAND NEW HOME
A documentary about the world’s first named archeict distillery.

PHIX visited site more than 30 times during 3 years, capturing a step-by-step look at pivotal moments. Through the wind, rain and mud, PHIX were there to capture this incredible process.

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GEORGE MICHEAL


GEORGE MICHEAL


PHIX was proud to be part of the George Michael's 'Freedom' film. The Channel 4 documentary shows an intimate look into the extraordinary life and career of the award-winning singer/songwriter. Narrated and directed by the star (co-directed by David Austin), it features never-seen personal footage, interviews with music legends such as Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Mark Ronson, Liam Gallagher, Mary J. Bligeand and features a beautiful scene with Kate Moss. 

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The Investec Derby


The Investec Derby


PHIX were commissioned by Investec to tell the story behind the Greatest Flat Race On Earth - The Investec Derby. This is one of the most prestigious events in the worlds sporting calendar and in it's 100th year. We traveled to speak with Claire, Ian and Andrew Balding at Kingsclere in Newbury and were privileged to interview the legendary 4 times winning trainer Aidan O'Brien at Ballydole in Ireland. This is the one race everyone wants to win.