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John Henry Phillips

JOHN HENRY PHILLIPS is an award-winning archaeologist filmmaker and writer from Suffolk England. He is of Romani descent. John holds a degree in archaeology from the University of Leicester. As a professional archaeologist John has excavated everything from Roman villas coin hoards and Anglo-Saxon burials to Second World War plane and ship wrecks. John has volunteered his archaeological expertise to help modern soldiers suffering with PTSD through award-winning archaeology projects such as Operation Nightingale Operation WALBEA and Waterloo Uncovered. John produced and appeared in the documentary No Roses on a Sailor's Grave which covered the diving expedition to find the wreck of LCH 185. The film has been screened and picked up awards across the globe. A full list of John's filmmaking awards is below:
Los Angeles Documentary Festival Best Director - Winner - 2021
Chicago Reel Shorts Film Festival Official Selection - 2021
The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival USA - Official Selection - 2021
Milton Film Festival Canada Official Selection - 2021
Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival - Official Selection - 2021
London Lift-Off Film Festival - Official Selection - 2021
London Lift-Off Film Festival Audience Choice Award - Winner - 2021
Rome PRISMA Film Awards Best Feature Documentary - Winner - 2021
Berlin Indie Film Festival Best Director 2021 - Winner - 2021
Sweden Film Awards Best Feature Documentary - Winner - 2021
Toronto Independent Film Awards - Best Feature Documentary - Winner - 2021
Birmingham Film and Television Festival - Best Documentary Film - Winner - 2021
Directors Guild of Canada Best Picture Editing for Documentary - Nominee - 2020
Nautical Archaeology Society 'Adopt a Wreck' Award - Winner - 2019

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