Director Biography – Phil Gomm (Red & The Kingdom Of Sound)

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Phil Gomm is Course Leader for Ba Hons Computer Animation Arts at the University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, Kent, UK.
Phil has a first-class degree in Three Dimensional Design and a distinction in Masters of Arts in Design. As an active filmmaker, photographer, writer, designer, art director and blogger, Phil’s varied and encompassing creative experience enriches his ability to guide and mentor his animation students.
His films include The In-Motion Picture (2001) Be Amazing (2010), The Making of Medway (2010), and The Illustrations (2009), The Fashion Show (2009) and The Story So Far (2009) – three short films documenting the Gateway School of Fashion, winner of the Times Higher Education Excellence and Innovation in the Arts Award 2009.
In October 2014, Phil published Chimera Books One, Two & Three – a series of children’s books characterised by fantastical worlds and imaginary creatures.
Phil was responsible for devising and delivering three diverse animation-related outcomes under the ‘ACT – A Common Territory’ Interreg funded project: the animation La Creation Du Monde, screened at the Maison de la Culture, Amiens, France; the Requiem Seven sculptures, exhibited at the Royal Opera House’s High House Production Park, Purfleet; and kinetic props and scenery for Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde, as performed at Cirque Jules Verne, Amiens, Théâtre Impérial, Compiègne and Comberton Village College, Cambridge.
His most recent exhibition of photography was Semblance (2016) in Whitstable, Kent, which continues his fascination with long-exposure photography.

Director Statement

About his work on Red & The Kingdom Of Sound for the Orchestra Network for Europe, Phil says, “What a fabulous creative opportunity – to imagine an entire world inspired by Britten’s music, and then see that world brought to the screen by such a talented team of artists, makers and animators, accompanied by musicians all over Europe. What an adventure we’ve enjoyed together!”


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