Philip Burthem: Fight Director & Production Designer


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Fight director: Phil Burthem

Phil Burthem is
a close quarter
combat fight master








 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






 

Broadcast and video
Phil Burthem has extensive experience in the training and preparation of featured actors and extras for television and films. The type of weapons and props used in a project can very greatly, but what is most important is the preparation of the people using them. His overriding ethos is that if fighters are able to go on set and quickly perform to the director requirements time and money are used efficiently.

Training System
Using a system that is unique and has been developed over 20 years, it is possible for Phil to prepare large numbers of combatants from a low skill level and make them capable of efficient, effective and realistic combat. He also trains many feature actors in close quarter combat, weapon familiarity and body language.



Philip has worked on:

2009
Raven and the Cross - Producer -Fight coordinator [trailer]

2008
Warriors TV series – High Noon Productions – Fight Coordinator
Barclays Bank Commercial – Acorn Productions – Art Director
Citroen Commercial – Acorn - Art Director
Twix Commercial – Acorn – Art Director
Humanity ’s End Feature Film – Morphius Film – Producer / Fight Coordinator
Warriors TV series – High Noon Productions – Fight Director
Barclays Bank Commercial – Acorn Productions – Art Director
Citroen Commercial – Acorn - Art Director
Twix Commercial – Acorn – Art Director
Humanity’s End Feature Film – Morphius Film – Producer / Fight Coordinator

2007
Gods Of War - Music promo and Short film – Line Producer / Fight Coordinator
Manowar World Live Tour – Magic Circle Music – Stage Choreographer / Fight Director
The Dark is Rising – 20th Century fox – Fight Coordinator
Ford Commercial – Happy Hour Productions – Art Department Coordinator
Nation wide Commercial – Happy Hour – Art Director
MANOWAR – Security Coordinator
Gods Of War - Music promo and Short film – Line Producer / Fight Coordinator
Manowar World Live Tour – Magic Circle Music – Stage Choreographer / Fight Director
The Dark Is Rising - feature film - Fight Coordinator

2006
Holy Warriors – Documentary – Atlantic Productions UK – Fight Director / Fight Coordinator
Medicin Hat – Music Promo – Image Wizard TV – Producer- Art Director
Long way Down Race to Dakar – TV Series – Project Manager X5
The Real Gladiators Documentary – Atlantic – Fight Director

1990 -2005
Inventing the Past ;Cathedral Cranes – Windmill Prod – Art Director
Kingdom Of Heaven Pre Production – Simon Atherton – Props Builder / supplier
Rem Con Raiders TV series – Image Wizard TV – Production Designer / Art Dept Supervisor
The Wanderer with Michael York.
Blow by Blow guide to Medieval Combat: Documentary. Director: Mike Lodes
First Knight: Film. with Sean Connery. Director: Jerry Zucca.
Ivanho: BBC TV
First Discovery. Documentary, Viking discovery of North America. Director: Kari Schram
The Era of the Long Ships: Film Director: Michel Agaton
The Real Gladiators: TV Director: Richard Bedser
Holy Warriors: Documentary. Director: Richard Bedser
Greenhall Whitley Brewery
Rebel Yell Whiskey
Bells Whiskey Commercial
Ident, Independent Channel 2, Iceland
CNN Millennium Celebrations for Iceland, Greenland, Norway and Canada

Fight director: Phil Burthem