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About Phil

Phil has a knack for excelling in nearly all genres. He received his Masters in Liberal Studies in Borders with an emphasis in Migration, Health & Cultural Identity from Arizona State University, a second Master's in Disaster Preparedness Leadership with a background in bioterrorism and pandemic response & preparedness. At ASU, he studied creative writing, film analysis, taboo in texts & visual texts, and personal essays. He currently resides in Arizona. His stories are a reflection of his travels, experiences, studies and imagination.

Phil enjoys writing on many genres, yet is drawn to social justice topics that often go overlooked. He has a Bachelor's in Social & Criminal Justice and creates ways for his screenplays to lend a voice to causes around the world. As a military policeman, Phil's responded to incidents, completed reports, .reviewed statements, collected evidence, and testified.

Unique traits: Fortunate to have done very well in competitions across various genres. I like helping writers in reading groups and finding something positive in nearly everything.

Loglines

  • Grandma's a Hitman

    Grandma's a Hitman Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy Ingrid's world is thrown for a loop after she finds evidence that her sweet ole late Grandma may have been one of America's Most Wanted.

  • Sin Mi Familia (Without My Family)

    Sin Mi Familia (Without My Family) Budget: $1M - $5M | Action Thriller A Guatemalan mother, whose past catches up with her, goes on the run with an illusive stranger, after they pop up on the radar of rogue agents and a jilted ex who has a thirst for blood.

  • The Roof is on Fire

    The Roof is on Fire Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy LAPD Sergeant Raymond Roof, an extremely gullible by the book cop, turns up the heat, when a mint candy he's given at beginning of a shift turns out to be a super hyperactive "Weezo Pill" causes him to live out his repressed behaviors.

  • Arianrhod: A New Beginning - Pilot

    Arianrhod: A New Beginning - Pilot Budget: $5M - $10M | Action Sci-fi In 2049, after a post apocalyptic mutation of the Y chromosome decimates the male species, the world depends on society of female warriors who must fight against tyranny to protect remaining cryobanksand find a cure to save what's left of humanity."Game of Thrones" meets "Mad Max: Fury Road"

  • (F)ugly

    (F)ugly Budget: $5M - $10M | Romance Comedy Margo (Trudy) , brutally bullied in high school over her looks, uses her recently lottery winnings to secretly undergo an extreme surgical makeover and now confronts her demons when her prince-charming love interest pressures her to take their relations to the next level.

  • Forces of Decadence

    Forces of Decadence Budget: $10M - $30M | Historical Drama A military cop chronicles a series of incredible events as a lawyer preps a high-profile international smuggling court-martial involving an attempted assassination case against one of the most decorated Green Berets in U.S. history.Based on a True Story

  • Red Ball

    Red Ball Budget: $10M - $30M | Action War Five soldiers, deployed on special duty, end up in their own war as they plan a nearly impossible heist to intercept a scheduled central banking funds shipment that's being diverted to terrorists & insurgents.

Awards

  • Top Indie Film Festival - Best Feature (Winner) - Blackballed)
    (2021)

  • Top Indie Film Festival - Best Featured Screenplay (Winner) - Chusei
    (2021)

  • (21st Anniversary) Beverly Hills Film Festival - Best Script (Official Selection - Winner Pending)
    (2021)

  • Calcasieu Parish Short Film Festival - Best Script (Finalist - Winner Pending)
    (2021)

  • Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition - Best Short (Finalist)
    (2021)

  • Azure Lorica Fan Film Awards - Best Script (Finalist)
    (2021)

  • Utah Film Festival - Best Feature (Semi Finalist)
    (2020)

  • Medellin Int'l Fest - Best Script (Winner)
    (2020)

  • Las Vegas Black Film Festival - Best Script (Top 3 Nominee)
    (2020)

  • WarnerMedia Urban Action Showcase - Best Action Script (Winner)
    (2020)

  • WILDSound FEEDBACK Film Festival - Best Script (February Winner)
    (2020)

  • Monochrome Film Festival - Best Script (Top-4 Nominee)
    (2020)

  • Orlando Urban Film Festival - Best Script (Top-4 Nominee)
    (2020)

  • Asian Film Festival, Los Angeles Hollywood - Best Script (Finalist)
    (2020)

  • Azure Lorica FanFic Gala - Best Screenplay (Finalist)
    (2020)

  • Berlin Flash Film Festival - Best Short (Winner)
    (2020)

  • LiveRead/LA (Finalist)
    (2020)

  • Stage 32 That's A Movie - Logline Contest (Winner)
    (2020)

  • LIFFT India Filmotsav - World Cinema Fest (Winner)
    (2020)

  • Queen Palm International Film Fest - Best Script Dialogue (Winner)
    (2020)

  • Oaxaca Film Fest - Best TV Pilot (Finalist)
    (2019)

  • HBO/Cinemax Urban Action Showcase - Best Sci-fi Script (Winner)
    (2019)

  • Sacramento Int'l Fest - Best Comedy (Winner)
    (2019)

  • Seoul Int'l Fest - Best Screenplay (Finalist)
    (2019)

  • Evolution! Mallorca Int'l Film Festival - Best Feat (Semi-Finalist)
    (2019)

  • Script and Storyboard Showcase - Best Script (Nominee)
    (2019)

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Int'l Film Fest - Best Script (Finalist)
    (2019)

  • Austin Film Festival - Screenplay Competition (Second Rounder)
    (2018)

  • Chandler Int'l Film Fest - Best Screenplay (Winner)
    (2018)

  • Hollywood Blvd Film Festival - Best Script (Winner)
    (2018)

  • Art Color Digital Cinema Int'l Film Festival - Best Screenplay (Winner)
    (2018)

  • ColorTape Int'l Film Festival – Scripts/Screenplay Best Adaptation (Winner)
    (2018)

  • Azure Lorica's Awareness Festival – Best Screenplay (Top 6 Finalist)
    (2018)

  • Script Summit - Best Script (Finalist)
    (2018)

  • Mediterranean Film Festival - Best Military Screenplay (Winner)
    (2017)

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