Philip John is a multi award-winning Welsh writer director. Ex bass player with DIY punk band Reptile Ranch. Philip dumped the music business following an ill-fated busking trip to Paris with a nine-piece rhythm and kazoo outfit performing Motown numbers. His postgraduate short, Suckerfish, was BAFTA nominated. He has also received two Best Director BAFTA nominations for his work on the UK series Being Human. Philip is known for Downton Abbey (2013-15) Outlander (2016) and Irvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh's scabrous comedy, Wedding Belles (2007). Philip's movie Moon Dogs premiered at the EIFF in 2016 to packed houses and much acclaim, and was chosen for Best of the Fest,. Moon Dogs won Best International First Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh the same year.