Whether directing commercials, music videos or longer form projects, Philippe brings a unique talent for balancing memorable performances, original art direction, and stunning special effects resulting in a unique brand of storytelling. His film career started in Paris making music documentaries, which later led to video commissions for the Museum of Modern Art and The Centre Pompidou. His music videos have garnered countless awards across the globe.
In commercials, Philippe is an equally multi-awarded director (Cannes Lions, International Festival of Creativity, London International Advertising Awards, and New York Festival TV Advertising Awards). His seminal Peugeot 407 “Toys” spot won twenty international awards and was the fourth most awarded spot in the world in the Gunn Report. Philippe’s Christmas spot for Marks and Spencer, “Follow the Fairies”, was voted best Christmas ad of the year by Campaign readers. His spot for Lycra, “Lycra Moves You”, was awarded both D&AD Pencil and BTAA Craft Awards.
Philippe’s short film, “Delicate Gravity”, released at the Cannes Film Festival, earned Jury Awards and the Best of Festival Award at the Palm Springs International ShortFest and was shortlisted at the Academy awards for the Oscar. He has also co-written two English-language features: “The Briefest Second” and “Starless”, currently in development.