January 2015

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Twelve of Philip’s songs appear in the epic adventure film, Meru, which won Audience Award for Documentary at The Sundance Film Festival in 2015. Philip’s songs on the Meru soundtrack are Meru, Big Day, Devils Free, Mountain Ceremony, Sideways Weather, Cabinet Split, Chronograph, Distant Planet, Planet 3, Dread, Night Ascent and House of Cards.


  • 2015 Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival: Nominated IDFA Audience Award
  • 2015 Film Club's The Lost Weekend: Best Documentary
  • 2015 Indiana Film Journalists Association, US: 2nd Place, Best Documentary
  • 2015 Nashville Film Festival: Nominated Grand Jury Prize for Documentary
  • 2015 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards: Nominated Best Documentary
  • 2015 San Francisco Film Critics Circle: Nominated Best Documentary
  • 2015 Shanghai International Film Festival: Nominated Best Documentary
  • 2015 Sundance Film Festival: Audience Award for Documentary; Nominated Grand Jury Prize for Documentary
  • 2016 Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US: Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize; Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography; Nominated Outstanding Achievement in Production; Nominated Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score
  • 2016 Directors Guild of America, USA: Nominated Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
  • 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated Best Documentary
  • 2016 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards: Nominated Best Song/Recording Created for a Film - The Light That Never Fails
  • 2016 PGA Awards: Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures