Phil is a Toronto-based actor and writer/director.
In March 2008, Phil completed principal photography on an ACTRA TIP feature drama entitled New Year, which he also co-wrote. Compared to Dazed and Confused meet The Big Chill, New Year followed the reunion of several friends at a New Year’s Eve party several years after university. New Year had its worldwide premiere at the Montreal World Film Fest in August 2010, and it’s US premiere at the Clearwater Film Festival in 2011. There, the film was nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, and Best Soundtrack, and walked away with Best Film and Best Actress trophies. New Year is being distributed by Multiple Media Entertainment in Canada, and The Orchard, one of the largest digital distributors in the world. New Year can currently be seen on TMN Encore in Canada, and is available for download on iTunes in the US.
Since then, he has directed several short films and has two feature screenplays in development.
As an actor, Phil has been performing in Toronto since 2006. He most recently performed in CSI: Live, a large-scale theatrical production of the hit TV show, co-produced through CBS and Montréal-based Mad Science Production, and also Star Trek: Live that took him to central Florida in the fall of 2010. Previous to that, Phil held lead roles in summer stock productions between 2007-2009 with Dreamnorth Theatre Company, which brought outdoor Shakespeare productions to Whitehorse, Yukon, and also various Fringe and Summerworks productions. He is an ACTRA member, and is represented by Ian Reeve of Catalyst TCM.
Phil is an alumnus of Humber College's TV Writing & Producing program, and has a BAH from Queen’s University in Stage & Screen Studies in 2005. While there he received the award for best Second Year Achievement in Production for his short film, The Fight. One of his essays was also published on the Queen’s Film Studies website. Subsequently, Phil spent a year in London, UK at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), in a one-year post-graduate conservatory training program in classical acting.
Television (Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Actor Follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will nearly destroy the human race.
Film (Short and Comedy) Director Since she first picked up a controller, Lily Lee has dreamed of being a professional gamer. Her father, John Lee, is convinced that this is a phase and Lily must continue her education at U of T, get her degree and work in a 'proper' occupation. After Lily announces she is quitting school to become a professional gamer, Mr. Lee feels he must do something to stop it. He hires an online 'assassin' to kill his daughter's character in hopes of discouraging her from playing. After Lily is clearly frustrated and hurt, the two are forced to have a conversation they've been avoiding for years.
Road To Hope
Documentary by Rebecca's Hope For Leukemia Research Director/producer
Film (short) by Keme Productions Director/writer/co-producer
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actor Stanley and his car are about to have a very bad day.
Television (Comedy) Actor Touring T.O. is an eight part mini-series about two unlikely friends, Martin and Omar, and their intern, Samantha. Together they run a low-budget rickshaw tour company that specializes in taking tourists to the unique and obscure landmarks of Toronto. If the company fails, Omar will lose his work visa and Martin will be violating the conditions of his parole. Together, the Touring T.O. crew struggle to keep the company afloat while dealing with tourists as strange as the landmarks they visit. Written by Crazy Shirt Productions
Ryan Gosling Must Be Stopped
Television (Comedy) Actor Finding himself overwhelmed by the omnipresence of one of the world's most perfect movie stars, an average Joe finds solace in a group of like-minded men. Wackiness ensues.
The Ashlee Monroe Show
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All That You Loved
Film (Short, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor A man pulls into a motel parking lot to check in for the night with his son. While nothing about him seems particularly unusual, there appears to be something he is trying to cope with. As the night carries on, it becomes increasingly clear that there is more going on than previously thought. This man is hiding a dark truth that about his past, and now he must finally confront it. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short and Drama) Actor When Linda Michaels (Penny Eizenga) wakes to find her teenaged son, Kevin (Jamie Johnston), has left home in the middle of the night... See full synopsis »
Film by Doublesee Productions Director/writer/co-producer
Making 'The Domino Effect'
Video (Comedy) Actor A completely improvised mockumentary look behind the scenes of a low budget action thriller.
The Camera and Christopher Merk
Film (Short and Drama) Actor Christopher Merk moves into a building where every tenant can observe every other tenant through a system of perpetually running cameras installed in the apartments. The tenants are eager participants in this micro-culture of exhibitionism and voyeurism, but Christopher soon finds he has difficulty recognizing himself in his on-screen image. Written by Anonymous
Film (Comedy and Sport) Actor Puck Hogs follows a men's recreational hockey team, The Puck Hogs, through a brutally hilarious weekend tournament. In the tradition of the cult classic This is Spinal Tap, Puck Hogs is a hocku-mentary comedy about ice-prone boys turning into real-life men, and stick handling the puck over the goal line of life. Written by Puck Hogs
Steal a Car
Film (Short, Comedy and Crime) Actor Two down-and-out friends, Wes and Stan, have ventured to an indoor parking lot with the eventual aim of stealing a car to escape their lowly lifestyles. As the self-proclaimed visionary of this misguided plan, Wes' passion for auto theft is challenged by Stan's apprehension. However, with Wes' persuasion and the duo's aversion of potential disasters, the young pair actually manage to break into one of the cars occupying the lot... or so they think. The duo soon finds that they've become victims of circumstance and that what can go wrong will inevitably go wrong. Written by Jason Buckley
Virtual Hitman, Best Canadian Short, Vancouver Asian Film Festival
New Year, Best Film - Clearwater Film Festival