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Darla is a screenwriter and producer originally from Arizona, her writing is inspired by mishaps and adventures incurred while living in the southwest states of Arizona, Utah, and Southern California.
BECAUSE YOU CAN Comedy A conservative wife and career mom on the verge of a breakdown embarks on a mission to “find” herself and learns that the road to self discovery is rocky and riddled with potholes.
Wide Open Budget: $0 - $100K | Thriller ⋄ Crime Based on a true story. A pilot, accused in the heist of his own aircraft and labeled a terrorist, must clear his name or face the loss of his freedom and devastation of his family.
Film (Short and Thriller) Writer When Jesse Mack's airplane is stolen from the tarmac of an international airport in Mexico, he realizes he is the target of rogue federal agents with an agenda. Jesse soon finds himself detained in a federal prison with his bail denied, and his rights as a U.S. citizen stripped away under the guise that he is a threat to national security. Jesse sits in prison facing what is possibly one of the earliest attempts to prosecute an American born citizen, on U.S. soil, under the Patriot Act. The protagonist and the events of this screenplay are based on real life happenings. WIDE OPEN is a dramatized version of one family's fight to win against enormous odds. (Circa 2006-2008) Written by Darla Phillips
Semi-Finalist in the 2017 Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Quarter-Finalist in the 2017 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch
Finalist in the 2016 True Story Screenplay Competition
Quarter-Finalist in the 2016 ScreenCraft Sreenwriting Fellowship