Danish-Canadian filmmaker Philip Th. Pedersen was born in Aalborg, Denmark, to a Danish father and Canadian mother. He has a Masters in Film Science from the University of Copenhagen.
Pedersen made his way onto the international film scene in 2010 with post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama ‘Eastern Army’, which was the first Danish film to be featured at the ‘Action on Film International Filmfestival’, where it was nominated for four awards, and won two. It was furthermore featured for awards at ‘Los Angeles International Filmfestival’, ‘Diablo Valley’, ‘Copenhagen Movie Battle’ and Slovenian festival Grossmann. The film gained nationwide Danish distribution as part of the ‘Wasteland Tales’ anthology.
In 2011 Pedersen directed ‘The Fro’, that won ‘Best spoof’ and was nominated for ‘Best comedy script’. That year Pedersen also directed Danish crime drama ‘Little Men / Små Mænd’, which was the first Danish film up for the prestigious ‘In Hollywood Magazine Award of Excellence’, where it was one of only five films selected among the best international shortfilms, documentaries and features.
In 2012 Pedersen directed the horror film ‘Emma’, which gained nationwide Danish distribution as part of the ‘Supernatural Tales’ anthology and was selected for ‘Court Metrage’ at Cannes Filmfestival 2013. Pedersens later film ‘The Waitress’ was also selected for ‘Court Metrage’ at Cannes Filmfestival 2014 as well as ‘Rafi Peer’ in Pakistan. It also won ‘Best Drama’ at ‘The International Euro Filmfestival 2015’.
In 2016-2018 Pedersen directed all three seasons of the children’s superhero series ‘Sprinter Galore’ for national Danish television network DR Ramasjang, as well as both seasons of the popular spin-off series ‘Heino fixes everything’ in 2018.
Sprinter Galore is returning for a new Pedersen directed season in 2019.