It’s unusual for us to post our second obituary here in the short time we’ve started this blog, but life is about remembering those who made a difference.
On 5 July 2009, Philip Jones passed away at the age of 65 from a heart attack.
Who exactly was Mr Jones? He was a friend, an advisor, a confidante, and a fascinating man that we (Khim Loh and Galen Yeo) met earlier in the formative years of The Moving Visuals Co. Khim had just been invited to the Banff TV Festival in Canada to be a member of an international jury – a formative task that included a long week of judging all kinds of television shows spanning from documentaries to children’s shows. Good days. There, she met Philip Jones who became for a period, our mentor in navigating the international world of television.
Philip was a first class gentleman who had worked for the BBC, Yorkshire TV, ITC Entertainment and Carlton Television. He knew the ropes of the TV biz, and held court with his scotch at the Carlton Hotel while attending his old haunt: the Mip festival in Cannes. Briefly, as an independent, Philip consulted The Moving Visuals Co. on our board of directors. Philip was never one to mince words and had a wicked and wry sense of humour. We had some jolly times and learned a lot. A nice tribute on Philip can be read here in the Times. Our condolences go out to Philip’s wife Sue and their children. Life was never dull with Philip. Enjoy watching the telly with some whiskey up in heaven Mr Jones.