Artist | Photographer | Director
Phil Griffin graduated from ‘Ballet Rambert’ in London as a dancer and choreographer. Working as a performer with Jan Fabre’s first dance work The Dan Secties and Dv8 Physical Theatres My Sex Our Dance.
As head of creative at MCA in London Phil commissioned art films music videos & photo shoots & TV performances for both UK & International artists such as C&C Music Factory, Ocean Colour Scene, Black Grape, Mariah Carey, Destiny’s Child & Bobby Brown.
Extending his film work into photography, Phil has created visual campaigns & portraits that include Amy Winehouse Adele, Kevin Spacey, Sigourney Weaver, Sir Paul McCartney, Prince, John Bon Jovi, Rhianna, Annie Lennox, Naomi Cambell, Jay Z & Helen Mirren.
Phil toured the world with Bon Jovi directing the paired documentary feature & Madison Square Garden Concert DVD When We Were Beautiful. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and showcased on Showtime Network. The companion Harper Collins book Bon Jovi: Conversations with Phil Griffin was the first music book to hit the NY Times top 20 best seller list.
Further documentary features followed. Britney: For the Record aired in over 35 countries around the world to an audience of 100 million, while Phil and Prince re-united to create a full-length edited version of the record-breaking concert series 21 Nights in London.
10 million You Tube viewers tuned in to Phil’s 1 hour Amex Live Concert special – Jay Z at South By South West followed by a 20 min Rihanna film: “Half Of Me” exploring the delicate relationship the global superstar has with her Fans.
2016 saw the creation of a full-length feature film ‘Surrender’ exploring the work & process of Flemish artist Jan Fabre, a first solo Art show with At The Gallery in Antwerp and Phil’s continued commitment to Swedish Refugee foundation I Am You.
Whether Its working to promote Self Belief in young people though Prince Charles & The Princes Trust, collaborating with Jon Bon Jovi, Mary J Blige & Sir Paul McCartney on the Hurricane Sandy Relief campaign or with Macklemore & Lewis for the USA Network for the 2014 commercial of Phil’s self penned “I Wont Stand For It.” campaign, story telling is at the heart of every project.
Phil Griffin is currently (2017) working as artist in residence at the Troubleyn Performing Arts Company of Belgian contemporary artist Jan Fabre and is also participating in ‘The Artist / Knight’, a group show curated by Joanna De Vos at Gaasbeek Castle from 11/07 until 05/11/2017. His first solo show in the USA will be held in Los Angeles in October 2017. A new solo show at At The Gallery in Antwerp is scheduled for 2018.