Phil Canning is Executive Producer at Public Dreams Ltd.
Phil is focused on music-driven tv and film projects. He is also a music supervisor for television series and films.
Most recently, he music supervised INVASION directed by Michael Pearce starring Riz Ahmed & Octavia Spencer for Amazon, and also THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN directed by Craig Roberts, starring Mark Rylance & Sally Hawkins which sold to SONY Pictures in the US and eOne in the UK.
In addition to his work at Public Dreams Ltd, he is the Creative Manager for Film at Universal Music Publishing in London, representing one of the largest and most prestigious music catalogues, to the UK film industry. From Irving Berlin to Elton John, and from Adele to Billie Eilish, the roster boasts superstars from every genre and from every decade.
Phil began working in the music industry in the early 2000s, at Warp Records, as the International Marketing & Promotion Manager, working on albums by acts ranging from Aphex Twin & Boards of Canada, Chris Clark, Grizzly Bear, Vincent Gallo, Flying Lotus and many many more. He also then ran the Artist Management division at Warp Records (managing Battles, Tanlines, New Build, and then later Pulled Apart By Horses & Vonica). His music supervision credits at include Four Lions (Chris Morris), Bunny & The Bull (Paul King), Submarine (Richard Ayoade) and Berberian Sound Studio (Peter Strickland).
In 2017 he supervised the BAFTA award winning film “I Am Not a Witch” by Rungano Nyoni also nominated for Best Music at the BIFA Awards after its Cannes premiere. He then also supervised on films for Matt Holness, Jim Hoskins, Crystal Moselle, and in 2018 he was nominated for Music Supervisor of the year at the Music Week Sync Awards. Other recent films Phil has supervised on include Brian Welch’s rave epic Beats, Nick Rowland’s celebrated brutal Irish drama Calm with Horses, Phylidda Lloyd’s Sundance hit drama Herself, and the multiple award winning Limbo, directed by Ben Sharrock.