Phil Hunt is the founder and Co-Managing Director of Bankside Films and Head Gear Films, which is now one of the UK’s biggest financiers, having invested $40m in 30 films in the past 12 months. Other aspects of his career include being a BAFTA member and mentor to NFTS producing students and others. He is founder and festival director of the British Film Festival of Kurdistan, Iraq (www.bffk.net). Phil began producing feature films in the mid 90’s with micro budgets that occasionally found more than a micro audience. His previous career was in advertising and as a music photographer. He sporadically still dusts off his Hasselblad.