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
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
TV Series Writer
El Burrito Cowboy Saves Douglas Arizona
Film Miscellaneous Crew
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.
Film (Short and Drama) Writer
Eyes Upon Waking
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
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
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
Film (short) by Sparkplug Films / Nathan Bettisworth Writer
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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