Philip A Goodhew – Writer /Director
A British-born, established writer and director of feature length, live action movies. Trained as an actor in England and filmmaking academic preparation in the United States, in his over 30-year career in the entertainment industry he started his career being involved with major theatre productions with the likes of Daniel Day-Lewis, Rupert Everett and Kenneth Branagh.
He also covered the role of a main character in an all-time successful British TV soap “Crossroads” as Daniel Freeman for almost 3 years from 1985 to 1988. In 1995, Philip decided to embrace his secret passion – directing – and started with his first feature “Intimate Relations” (1996), with Academy Award winner Julie Walters, Rupert Graves, Matthew Walker and one of Amanda Holden ‘s early film appearances, to name a few.
The movie was a resound success both artistically and commercially, purchased and distributed by Fox Searchlight (the artsy, independent arm of 20th Century Fox). The film also gathered several award nominations and won Rupert Graves the award of best actor at the Montreal World Film Festival in 1996.
After few projects in development, Philip went back behind the camera in 1999 with his second feature called “Another Life” (2001), once again with major talents such as Natasha Little, Nick Moran, Ioan Gruffudd, Imelda Staunton and Tom Wilkinson.
The movie was brought to the Cannes Film Festival in 2000 where gained great interest by the industry (and created such a buzz to be featured on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter during the festival). The film was subsequently released in June 2001 in the UK.
Since then, Philip has worked on developing a few scripts for various international production companies, but mainly focused on building a slate of his own – hence the reason why Babaloo Films has already a slate of 13 projects, most of them represented by screenplays ready to be implemented. And Paper.Scissors.Stone. marks the return behind the camera of a talented director – so stay tuned!