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Philip Robertson

School: Northern Film School / Leeds Beckett University (NFS/LBU)
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Major Achievements: Philip Robertson is an internationally renowned Cinematographer. He trained at the Russian State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow (VIGIK) and is a graduate of the Northern Film School.

Philip has an impressive International body of work ranging from feature films, TV dramas, commercials to documentaries. The drama strand of his film and television career covers most genres and budgets, from gritty Northern comedy such as Ideal (Jonny Vegas, Best Comedy at the Royal Television Society Awards), costume dramas such as Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Gemma Arterton, Eddie Redmayne) and Larkrise to Candleford, through to single dramas such as BAFTA winning Zig Zag Love director by Gillies McKinnon and a range of mainstream Hollywood productions.

As a cinematographer, Philip has won numerous national and international awards for his work, which include two prestigious Kodak Vision awards for cinematography; one for his first feature film Beyond the Ocean (2000) and the other for the critically acclaimed and BAFTA winning Frozen (2005).

Other notably projects Philip has worked on include You and I (2011) directed by Roland Joffé and Rokland (2011) directed by Martin Thorsson. Rokland received four Eddas awards nominations, Iceland’s version of the Oscars, including one for best cinematography.

Most recently a film which Phillip was Cinematographer on titled Shok received an Oscar nomination for Best Live Action Short Film (2016).

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