Philip Hurn is an award-winning director of photography for feature films, television, documentaries, and commercials. He began his career as a cinematographer and editor at PBS in San Diego where he produced and directed the documentary, “The Best for Most” which won an Emmy award, Bronze Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival and a Cine Eagle which placed it in the permanent collection of the U.S. Library of Congress. Later relocating to Los Angeles, Philip quickly established himself as an in-demand director of photography for some of the industry's most renowned documentary filmmakers, including David L. Wolper, Robert Guenette, Alan Landsburg, Jack Haley Jr., Mel Stuart, Harrison Engle and Jon Wilkman. His work has aired on American Masters, Frontline, HBO America Undercover, and A&E Biography. His documentaries have won three Emmy awards.
In addition to his distinguished career in documentaries, Philip is also an accomplished feature documentary producer His film “Trade of Innocents” was filmed in Thailand with Mira Sorvino and Dermot Mulroney. The film dealt with the difficult subject of human trafficking and screened for a world-renowned delegation at the United Nations. Other works include “Amazing Love” filmed in Israel with Tehmina Sunny and Elijah Alexander, “Blue Seduction” with Billy Zane and Estella Warren for Starz Media, “The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry” with Jansen Panettiere, and “Time Changer” with Gavin MacLeod. His film “Rebirth” was showcased at the International Cinematographers Guild Emerging Cinematographer Awards and One of Those Nights at the Tribeca First Look Program.