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I edit documentary feature films and series, branded content commercial films, and commercials.   From my studio in Los Angeles, I work remotely with filmmakers and brands all over the world to craft powerful, fun and engaging stories, assembling teams of artists and providing services from prepro through finishing.   My work has won Emmy's, Cannes Titanium's and Cannes Grand Prix, among others. 

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Food and Country

"Enlivened by Philip Owens’ perceptive editing."

- The Hollywood Reporter

sundance 2023 laurel
sxsw 2023 laurel

"...interwoven by Philip Owens’ insightful, intuitive editing."

- Cinema Daily

hotdocs 2023 laurel
thessaloniki 2023 laurel
Ottolenghi and the
Cakes of Versailles

"For such a sweet film, "Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles" evolves into a complex exploration of the symbiotic relationship between money and art, and questions what the visibility of that conspicuous consumption could portend."

- Los Angeles Times

tribeca 2020 laurel
hotdocs 2020 laurel
Corman's World

"The unseen MVPs of this particular show are, however, editors Victor Livingston and Philip Owens, whose selection and compilation of clips from the vast Corman back-catalogue represent a masterclass in the snappy presentation of archive materials."

- Jigsaw Lounge

sundance 2011 laurel
cannes 2011 laurel

"Supremely watchable"

- Guardian

"An essential documentary for movie fans...snappy and entertaining"

- Contact Music

Art & Copy

"Like a good ad, Art & Copy bounds along and never bores. That's a big credit to Pray's savvy compilation and of editor Philip Owens' crisp cuts."

- Hollywood Reporter

Emmy winner laurel
Sundance 2009 laurel

"Tightly edited and well-paced"

- Wired magazine

"The film owes its masterly editing to the off-beat vision of Philip Owens"

- Box Office magazine

Hotdocs 2009 laurel

DIRECTORS

Paul Bozymowski
John X Carey
Robinson Devor
Derek Doneen
Brett Fallentine
Laura Gabbert
Darren Genet
David Grabias

Bill Guttentag
Allen Hughes
Lisa Hepner
Alejandro González Iñárritu

Steve James

Ross Kauffman

Tony Kaye

Gabe Polsky
Doug Pray

Guy Ritchie
Kyle Ruddick
Lisanne Skyler
Alex Stapleton
Ondi Timoner
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Lucy Walker
Jessica Yu

CLIENTS

Mullen Lowe
Goodby Silverstein
72 & Sunny
Ogilvy/London
Ogilvy/São Paulo
Deutsch
Wieden+Kennedy
TBWA/Chiat/Day
TBWA/Vancouver
FCB
215McCann
Saatchi & Saatchi
Digitas
Johannes Leonardo

Enso
180 LA
BBDO
GSDM
Doner
The Richards Group
Team Detroit
Grupo Gallegos
Team One
WongDoody
Hakuhodo
Dentsu
Yomiko
Asatsu

Barack Obama

U2

DisneyWorld

Tool

Supply & Demand

Radical Media

Nonfiction Unlimited

Artifact Entertainment

E!

MTV

RTE

BBC

HBO

“If you have the opportunity to work with him, take it, it's an honor”

Stacey Gizinski

EP

Doner

"An insanely skilled editor with a great attitude. I cannot recommend him highly enough”

Chris Spencer

Senior Producer

TBWA/Chiat/Day

“Highly recommended, and exceptionally talented”

Jennifer Hoffman

EP

FCB Global

“I would shout off of rooftops to tell people how great you are. You are a master at your craft”

Jennifer Vogtmann
Senior Producer
Saatchi & Saatchi/LA
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