Phil Clarke Hill is a documentary filmmaker, specializing in short form for web, working primarily in London and Brazil. He makes documentaries for top clients such as AJ+, CNN, the BBC, Google, Fusion and UNSIDR.
Tamo Junto – we are together
Hip hop stories from Rio de Janeiro, showing how urban music culture is changing the lives of young people from the favelas, acting as a positive influence and an alternative to crime.
Newzbeat – AJ+
In Uganda, there is a hip-hop music collective that have a show on national TV, where they appeal to younger viewers by reading the news in rap.
Ka’apor of Maranhao
The Ka’apor indigenous Amazon community took the struggle against illegal logging into their own hands and expelled the loggers, but there is a price to pay.
Google Local Guides – Best of Rio
Travel video commissioned by Google Local Guides, showing the best of Rio’s lesser known spots, encompassing beaches, food, shopping and nightlife.
Fusion – Literary Barbershop
Story for Fusion about a barbershop that encourages children to read whilst they’re having their hair cut, by giving them $2 back.
Gold (coming soon – currently client access only)
The first ethical gold mining in the whole of Africa has been implemented in Uganda. Co-production with Dartmouth Films and the Fairtrade Foundation.
CNN – Babylon health app
Piece commissioned by CNN tech, about a health startup in London that aims to predict when you’re going to get sick in addition to offering medical support.
Favela Brass – AJ+
Story about a brass music school inside a Rio favela, shot for AJ+ as part of their Rio 2016 Olympics coverage.
UNISDR report – Bento Rodrigues disaster
UNISDR report about the Bento Rodrigues mining disaster in Brazil, six months on. Looking at how the SENDAI framework can help to prevent such disasters in the future.
Dispatches from the Coalface – the Ecologist
The Pont Valley Protection camp was set up by activists in protest of what is currently the only proposed open cast coal mining site in the UK, in County Durham.
UNLEASH innovation lab
Video about the first UNLEASH innovation lab, held in Denmark in 2017, a collaboration between UNDP, Carlsberg Foundation and Deloitte.
UN WHO conference on NCDs
Event video (1 of 3) from a UN-WHO conference about noncommunicable diseases. Our particular emphasis was the youth innovation lab, organised by Dalberg and the World Diabetes Foundation.
Retomada – One World Media Grant
Brazil is a global giants in agriculture, which requires vast amounts of space. In Mato Grosso do Sul there is an ongoing battle between farmers and the Guarani indigenous communities over land, which sometimes turns violent.
Free to Party
In 1994 the Criminal Justice Bill made raves illegal in the UK, but regardless they still continue to this day, showing the tenacity of Britain’s most iconic subculture. view the book version on Issuu.