A talented graphic designer, Philippe started the first iteration of his commercial career on the agency side as an art director, and it is not until he went back to study at one of Scandinavia’s leading creative schools, Beckmans College of Design, that he fell in love with film as a medium, rather than just a form of entertainment. With a multifaceted background in both visual communications and advertising, Tempelman kick-started his success as a commercial director in 2008—before even graduating—by winning the prestigious Young Director Award in Cannes for his work on a PSA film for Swedish non-profit Stop the Street Violence. It’s no surprise he was picked up for representation in the UK and Sweden—at Blink and INDIO, respectively—upon receiving his degree in Advertising and Graphic Design.
His talent has since been recognized by Young Lions Sweden and D&AD in 2009. In 2013 he was nominated for another Young Director Award in Cannes; he received two silvers and a bronze from Eurobest in 2015; and in 2016 he received a gold, bronze and finalist award at New York Festivals, gold, silver and bronze LIA’s, a silver from Epica Awards, and also snagged the most nominations of Cannes Lions for a Swede. The same year he was awarded best Swedish Commercial Director of the Year and Best Film of the Year at the Roy Awards.