Philip Robertson / Press & Awards

Director of Photography


A visually arresting film captured in luminous black and white...this intriguing feature's major selling point by far is Philip Robertson's widescreen lensing of rural Russia. Variety - Dennis Harvey
Pinpointing the mood... it is a beautifully stark film. Recommended. BBC Review - Alex Crawford
Captured with a real eye for beauty, each frame looks like a work of art. Shadow on the Wall - Rich Cline
It's a thoughtful, beautiful film. The Guardian - Gareth Mclean
A strikingly beautiful feature. The Times
The most enthralling and intelligent British feature since Lynne Ramsey's Ratcatcher. Achingly beautiful. Channel 4 Reviews - Anton Bitel
The black and white scenes of provincial Russia could be mistaken for Andrei Tarkovsky's Ivan's childhood. New York Times - Scott Tobias
Strikingly beautiful imagery. Screen international - Geoffrey Macnab
Laden with promise and thick with atmosphere. Sight and Sound - Sam Wigley
The muted cinematography is beautiful, reflectiong Kath's innermost torment. Empire - Nikki Baughan
Making the most photographically of the grim flats and decaying industry of this northwest corner... DVD of the week. Time Out
It's a visually striking film. The Observer - Philip French


Rokland (Feature Film)

  • Nominated for 4 Eddas (The Icelandic Film and TV Academy Awards) including Best Cinematography 2011

Frozen (Feature Film)

  • Best Cinematography: Dubrovnik International Film Festival, Croatia
  • Best Feature Film: Dubrovnik International Film Festival, Croatia
  • Special Jury Mention: Berlin International Film Festival, Germany
  • Silver Remi Award: Worldfest Houston, USA
  • Special Grand Jury Mention: Creteil Film Festival, France
  • Audience Award - Runner UpL Slamdance 2005, USA
  • Best Actress BAFTA, Scotland 2005
  • BBC Audience Award for Best Feature Film: Commonwealth Film Festival Manchester, UK
  • Nominated for a Golden Star: Marrakech International Film Festival
  • Kodak Vision Award: Best Cinematography Award Sundance 2005, USA

Beyond the Ocean (Feature Film)

  • Kodak Vision Award: Best Cinematogrpahy Northampton 2000, USA
  • Nominated for Grand Prix Bratislava International Film Festival 2001, Slovakia
  • Nominated for Grand Jury Prize Sundance 2000, USA
  • Nominated for Kodak Vision Award Sundance 2000, USA

Zig Zag Love (TV Drama)

  • BAFTA Cymru Best Youth Programming 2010, UK
  • Best Film Over 50 Minutes Swansea Bay Film Festival 2010, UK
  • Best Feature Norwich Film Festival 2009, UK
  • Nominated for a cultural network award of excellence in creative output 2009

Does God Play Football (TV Drama)

  • Gold Award Best of Festival Lexington 2004, USA
  • Special Jury Award Houston International Film Festival 2004, USA
  • Best Short Cinemagic 2004, Ireland
  • Runner Up Berlin International Film Festival and a Special Jury Mention 2004, Germany
  • Nominated for Best Short Film AFI Fest 2004, Los Angeles, USA
  • Nominated for a Golden Unicorn Alpinale International Film Festival 2004, Austria
  • Screened and Nominated in a further 25 Festivals

"Birthday" - Children with Aids Charity  (Cinema Ad)

  • YDA Cannes Lion

"Toys" - Daily Mail (TV Ad)

  • Scottish Advertising Awards - Best Commercial Under 20k
  • Scottish Advertising Awards - Best Commercial Under 20 Seconds