Following 20 years of performing in front of the camera, including roles in Band of Brothers, Chernobyl, Ned Kelly and Humans, Barantini [above left, with Stephen Graham] transitioned into directing in the late 2010s. 

His award-winning first short film, Seconds Out, written by and starring Robbie O’Neill, was the precursor to him creating the BIFA nominated short film Boiling Point, starring Stephen Graham. That short was then then adapted into the one-shot feature of the same name in 2021 andhad its international debut in competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival.

Boiling Point has been nominated for four categories in the upcoming BAFTAs and garnered glowing reviews from critics and audiences, who have called the film “dizzying” [The Guardian] and “utterly compelling” [Variety]. Barantini’s other directing credits include feature film Villain, starring Craig Fairbrass, and his TV debut directing the final episode of The Responder, starring Martin Freeman, which aired earlier this year.

"I'm absolutely over the moon to be working with the incredible team at Creators Inc.," said Barantini. "Such a supportive and beautiful group of human beings, inside and out! Can’t wait to get cracking!

"Philip’s work came to our attention through Esther Springer, Creative Director of our Film & TV Division," added Jani Guest, CEO of Creators Inc. which launched late last year. "His film, Boiling Point, is an outstanding piece of film. An entirely feature length one-take film, which was achieved on the third take due to the impending Covid lockdown, is no small feat. Equally, his background as an actor-turned-director shows in the authenticity and sophistication of the performances. Since our company vision was always to collaborate with feature filmmakers across all our divisions, it is a joy and an honour to work with someone of Philip’s calibre."