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.
PHIX in association with CANIS were commissioned by SKY ARTS to create the first episode in an exciting new documentary series ‘MY VIEW’.
Directed by PHILIP SANSOM
Executive Producer - KEVIN PETILLO
Produced by RUPERT SANSOM & SIMON HAYCOCK
Edited by PHILIP SANSOM & MATT NETTLEFOLD
‘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.
COMING SOON IN 2018
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
PHIX have been commissioned by The Macallan to document the creation of their new “super distillery” on the Macallan Estate, Speyside; a four-year project which has seen PHIX filming continually throughout, as the futuristic structure starts to take shape.
Interviews with key members of the Macallan brand, the architects (Rogers, Stirk, Harbour +Partners) and building staff involved in the creation of the impressive building, will make our documentary footage a fascinating glimpse into a momentous period in the brand's history, linking the past and the present via this grand design.
More info here: www.rsh-p.com/projects/the-macallan-distillery