Phil Pendry headshot 2020Phil Pendry is an award-winning cinematographer and director based in Toronto, Ontario. Although born in England he has long been a resident of Canada and has shot documentaries, television series, short films, music videos, commercials and high-end corporate communications projects. As a documentary cameraman he has covered 30 conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and Vietnam. The Canadian Society of Cinematographers named him Television News Cameraman of the Year in 1971. He has also been recognized with awards from the National Press Photographers Association and the American Federation of the Arts. His documentary, Little Mountain, screened at the Native American Film Festival and was given a Media Access Award in 1994. He received a Gemini Award in 1998 for his work on the series Moving On and in 2007 he was given a Videographer Award for his work on a project for Toronto Public Health titled Toward a Healthy City. Film No.4 is better known as “bottoms” or “bums” and was produced by Yoko Ono.

Phil Pendry Director Credits:

Features & TV Movies:VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

  • Eye Witness (1956)
  • Film No. 4 (1966)
  • Little Mountain (1994)
  • People Outside the Circle (1995)
  • Bad Wine (2006)
  • TV Series:
  • Wandering Canada (2004-2005)

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Phil Pendry on Location in Uganda

What People Say about working with Phil Pendry

I have been honoured to work with and study under Mr. Pendry on many occasions. We have worked on 2 television series together and numerous commercial and art videos also. I have always appreciated Phils professionalism, endless energy, sensible, practical advice based on experience. Phil also has a never-ending stream of hilarious stories from his adventures around the world, hanging out and working with the who’s who of television and film and politics all around the world. Phil is normally engaged in documentary and commercial work and also has extensive experience in shooting dramatic work.