Philip Sedgwick

Philip Sedgwick

Stellium Films, LLC
Screenwriter and Filmmaker

Tucson, Arizona

Member Since:
May 2012
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About Philip

Philip wrote his first script at the prompting of a writer friend. He entered his second script, Neon Cactus, into the Academy's Nicholl Fellowship, which placed as a Quarter-Finalist in the prestigious competition. Since that time, an armada of his screenplays & films have received acclaim from film festivals, fellowships and competitions.

He pens his own screenplays, engages in work-for-hire writing, works as a script doctor and during the pandemic, directed his first short film, from his award-winning screenplay, ZAP! Currently several short films are in progress and he actively works to develop feature films. Committed to reinvigorating the film industry in Southern Arizona, he is always willing to be on set, consult on a script or engage in production of one of his script properties.

His scripts are known as evocative, sometimes off beat, and his dialogue has been defined as incisive, rich in subtext and full of what makes a person tick, especially when challenged by one of those forks in the road

Philip serves as a juror for the Prescott Film Festival, where he also presents screenwriting workshops.

Member: Independent Writers Caucus (WGAw), Arizona Production Association.



  • Jack of All Lanterns

    Jack of All Lanterns (2021)
    Short Writer

  • Zap!

    Zap! (2020)
    Film (Sci-Fi and Short) Writer / Director / Executive Producer An astronomer sharing online backyard observations of the center of our galaxy has a run-in with mosquitoes, and a not so trusty bug zapper.

  • You Only Live Twice

    You Only Live Twice (2019)
    TV Series Writer

  • El Burrito Cowboy Saves Douglas Arizona

    El Burrito Cowboy Saves Douglas Arizona (2019)
    Film Miscellaneous Crew

  • Turned Out

    Turned Out (2018)
    Film (Short and Mystery) Writer The widow of an Indian undercover cop killed in a sex trafficking confrontation, sets out on a quest for revenge by moving to New York and fighting back the best way she can - by becoming a high-end escort.

  • Otro Lado

    Otro Lado (2018)
    Film (Short and Drama) Writer

  • Eyes Upon Waking

    Eyes Upon Waking (2017)
    Film (Drama) Actor Taren Foley survives her second suicide attempt within a week, and is sent from the ER to a psychiatric facility for three days of observation and analysis. Quickly realizing she has no intention of taking her life in the future, Taren alienates herself from the patients and staff, biding her time until she can be released. When circumstances force her to remain locked up all weekend, a compassionate Taren makes an effort to help her fellow patients with their issues, unaware she still neglects her own. By the time she is released on Monday, Taren has yet to feel better about her life, but there is hope that one day, she might. Written by Andy Golub

  • The Interrogation of Ike Tully

    The Interrogation of Ike Tully (2016 - 2017)
    Film Writer

  • Elevator Pitch

    Elevator Pitch (2017)
    Film (Drama and Short) Writer A moral, but romantically conflicted young man is confronted by a deity whose offer for conflict resolution is more tempting than temptation itself.

  • Happy Birthday Scruff

    Happy Birthday Scruff (2014)
    Film (short) by Dick Fisher (Family) Camera and Electrical Department McGruff, the Crime Dog, takes his nephew, Scruff to Old Tucson Studios for his birthday. He has a great time while learning important life lessons.

  • Mirage at Zabul Province

    Mirage at Zabul Province (2013)
    Film (short) by Sparkplug Films / Nathan Bettisworth Writer

  • VOTE (Smart)

    VOTE (Smart) (2012)
    Film (short) by Steve Anderson Camera and Electrical Department Multi-generational narrative on women's rights.


  • Best Feature Screenplay, An Undocumented Rumor, San Antonio Film Festival

  • Best Original Screenplay, Burbank Film Fest, An Undocumented Rumor

  • 1st Runner Up, Beverly Hills Film Festival, Olivia's Oath

  • Grand Prize Horror, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Frost on the Pumpkin

  • 3rd Place, Woods Hole Film Festival, The Necessity of Paprika, RomCom

  • 3rd Place, Woods Hole Film Festival, The Tie, Short Drama

  • 2nd Place, Horror Screenplay Contest, Scarecrow in the Snow

  • 1st Place, 4th Annual StoryPros Awards, Action Adventure genre, A Nuclear Option

  • 1st Place, Spirit Quest Film Festival, Short Screenplay, The Tie

  • 1st Place, Screenwriter Takes All, Short Screenplay, The Tie

  • 2nd Place, Woods Hole Film Festival, A Nuclear Option, Mystery-Thriller genre

  • Runner Up, Independent Short Film & Music Arts Festival, Short Screenplay, The Tie

  • 2nd Runner Up, Flagstaff Film Festival, Kate

  • Top Ten Finalist, Elmore Leonard Literary Arts & Film Festival, Body of Work

  • Quarter-Finalist, Nicholl Fellowship, Neon Cactus

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