As we approach the 53rd Pacific Northwest Music Festival, we wanted to find out what past winners are up to.
Tim Phillips – PNMF Senior Scholarship Winner 1995
Since his breakout job scoring the huge hit UK TV series Shameless in 2007, Tim’s distinctive music has accompanied many screen productions including HBO’s Entourage, ITV’s Instinct, and the BBC/Weinstein film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot, starring Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench. Theatrical productions he has scored have toured all over the world to great acclaim.
Tim was raised in Terrace, BC Canada, and moved to London as a teenager to study at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama. The first short film he ever scored was nominated for a British Academy Award (BAFTA), while he was still a student. This led to a series of commissions writing music for theatre and television.
Tim co-founded Filter Theatre in 2003 with actors Ferdy Roberts and Oliver Dimsdale, and it has become established as one of the UK’s most innovative and critically acclaimed theatre companies. Filter has produced work for the most prestigious venues in the UK including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre, and London’s Lyric Hammersmith.
In 2012 he established Attention Deficit Musicals with fellow composer/lyricist Marc Teitler. ADM has a slate of projects in the pipeline, including The Grinning Man (directed by Tom Morris, director of War Horse) for Bristol Old Vic/ATG opening late 2015 and The Circle (based on Dave Eggers’ bestselling novel, with director Sir Michael Boyd). There is also a musical television series in the works for Warner UK.
In 2014 he established Electric Teepee Productions, based in his Los Angeles studio. He is currently scoring a major new BBC drama series and continues to work in both LA and London on a variety of projects for film, television and theatre.
Please visit Tim’s website www.electrictp.com