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John Henry Phillips

JOHN HENRY PHILLIPS is an award-winning archaeologist, filmmaker and writer from Suffolk, England. John holds a degree in archaeology from the University of Leicester. As a professional archaeologist John has excavated everything from Roman villas, coin hoards and Anglo-Saxon burials to Second World War plane and ship wrecks. John has volunteered his archaeological expertise to help modern soldiers suffering with PTSD through award-winning archaeology projects such as Operation Nightingale, Operation WALBEA and Waterloo Uncovered. John produced and appeared in the documentary No Roses on a Sailor‘s Grave, which covered the diving expedition to find the wreck of LCH 185. The film has been screened and picked up awards across the globe. A full list of John’s filmmaking awards is below: Los Angeles Documentary Festival Best Director – Winner – 2021 Chicago Reel Shorts Film Festival Official Selection – 2021 The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival USA – Official Selection – 2021 Milton Film Festival Canada Official Selection – 2021 Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival – Official Selection – 2021 London Lift-Off Film Festival – Official Selection – 2021 London Lift-Off Film Festival Audience Choice Award – Winner – 2021 Rome PRISMA Film Awards Best Feature Documentary – Winner – 2021 Berlin Indie Film Festival Best Director 2021 – Winner – 2021 Sweden Film Awards Best Feature Documentary – Winner – 2021 Toronto Independent Film Awards – Best Feature Documentary – Winner – 2021 Birmingham Film and Television Festival – Best Documentary Film – Winner – 2021 Directors Guild of Canada Best Picture Editing for Documentary – Nominee – 2020 Nautical Archaeology Society ‘Adopt a Wreck’ Award – Winner – 2019
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