Phil Condit started his movie-making career at the tender age of thirteen animating clay dinosaurs in his backyard. All through middle school and high school he generated hours of 8mm horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films. In college, Phil studied Film and Art and produced two award winning films, Some Tormenting Dream, a dramatization about a friend of his who committed suicide on campus, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, an experiment in technique circa 1916, in which he replicated the silent movie technique complete with hand cranking the camera.
After college Phil took a job with a documentary film facility that made films on psychiatry and the behavioral sciences. He worked his way up from production assistant to directing the facility which was housed at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA. Over thirty years, he made more than thirty award winning films and documentaries.
One of the first documentaries was about Tourette’s Syndrome. Most people now know that Tourette’s Syndrome is a combination of uncontrollable tics and involuntarily uttering of curse words - and that is in large part due to the film. The filmmakers created the first diagnostic definition of exactly what the disease consists of and disseminated it worldwide.
Phil then branched out into corporate filmmaking, helping multinational corporations promote their products and train users how to operate them properly.
When the economic downturn began in 2008, Phil’s usual business dropped off precipitously as the corporations on the brink of insolvency discontinued all media projects.
Many people in that situation went back to school to learn a new profession. Phil decided it was a good time to return to his teenage roots and make independent feature films in the horror genre he loved so much. And thus Sick Puppy Pictures was born.
After the first public screening of his first feature film, Empress Vampire (released under the title, Aleta: Vampire Mistress by Maverick Entertainment), Phil said, ”There is no greater thrill than to sit in a darkened theater and watch an audience spellbound by your creation - laughing or cringing on cue to the action on the screen - and then applaud at the end. I’m hooked.”
Name: Phil Condit
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Sick Puppy Pictures
Occupation: Screenwriter, Producer, Director, Director of Photography, Cinematographer, Filmmaker, Editor, Animator, Art Director, Casting Director, Graphic Designer, Photographer (Still), Production Designer, Set Designer, Set Builder, Set Decorator, Sound Designer, Sound Editor and Sound Mixer
Unique traits: Complete filmmaker from script to screen.
Aleta: Vampire Mistress
Film (Action, Fantasy, Horror, Musical and 1 More) Director The revelry of an upscale Halloween party is shattered by gunshots when two armed robbers attempt to fleece the well-to-do patrons of their money and jewels. A diminutive cloaked figure steps out from the crowd and despite being shot multiple times, effortlessly dispenses with the thieves. These superhuman feats do not go unnoticed and when news of them reaches the Secretary of Defense, Arthur Hayes (Tom Cochran), he dispatches FBI Agent Dan Higgins (Beau Nelson) to track the figure down. Higgin's quest turns ominous when he discovers he is attempting to track down a vampire, but not just any vampire - the Empress Vampire (Ange Maya), the source from which all other vampires descended! Higgins then enlists the aid of Ivor Helsing, a vampire hunter (Garrett Brawith), and Ariana , a psychic, who are also intent on tracking the Empress down. The Empress Vampire is no ordinary vampire. She craves more than mere blood. She is carnal as well as carnivorous and sexually exhausts her prey ... Written by Phil Condit
Film (Comedy) Director Jimmy Boner, a 20-something slacker living with his parents, is given an ultimatum by his wicked stepmother to find a job and move out within 3 months after he accidentally walks in on her book club meeting wearing nothing but an iPod. Jimmy scrambles to find a job and lands an interview at a rundown, overworked accounting office where he meets Ivana, a recently-demoted corporate ice queen with whom Jimmy falls instantly in love. Through a miracle of fate, Jimmy gets the job despite having no marketable skills and puts his nose to the grindstone, working grueling hours and enduring Ivana's constant disappointment, in the hopes of impressing her and garnering her affections. Chaos, hilarity, and triumph ensue as Jimmy seeks to gain independence and find true love. Written by Anthony Butler
Long Hair Dream Land
Video (Music) Director Leads you into a long hair exotic fantasy paradise. In this classical collection, clustered Ange's essential movements under the spotlights in the segments of her journey of life.