Phil Parker

The Fantastic Snore: Why comic book movies leave me feeling empty inside.

Aug 5, 2015 Phil Parker 2 Quick Film Reviews, Screenwriting , , , , , , ,

Tonight, the guy sitting behind us in the cinema caught some Zs while we were watching The Fantastic Four. At the end, his friend nudged him awake and the napper asked, “What happened?” Well, gee, I thought, where do I start? There were boring characters, a boring plot and a…


Black List review of ‘The Third Bomb’

Aug 3, 2015 Phil Parker 0 News, Screenwriting, Screenwriting News , , , , ,

BLACK LIST READER LOVES ‘THE THIRD BOMB’ My WWII action/ adventure screenplay ‘The Third Bomb’ received a great review on the prestigious industry website ‘The Black List’ not too long ago. The life of a screenwriter is filled with lots of rejection, so it’s days like this I have…


‘Casablanca’ sucks?! WTF?

Jun 20, 2015 Phil Parker 0 Screenwriting Articles , , , ,

Hard to believe, but it’s true… In the 1980s, this film’s script was sent to readers at a number of major studios and production companies under its original title, Everybody Comes To Rick’s. Some readers recognized the script, but most did not. Many complained that the script was “not good…



Jun 18, 2015 Phil Parker 0 Writing for TV , , , , ,

CBeebies Shorts: an original video for the BBC’s kid’s channel, CBeebies. Concept and script by Phillip Parker. Hope your little one enjoys!

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SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: ‘The Lost Aviator’ (2015)

Jun 18, 2015 Phil Parker 0 Quick Film Reviews , , , ,

Hero or murderer? Did The Lost Aviator kill his lover? That’s what the filmmaker sets out to discover about his great uncle, Captain Bill Lancaster, the infamous heroic failure of British aviation. His family is not too pleased about it; they’d rather dead dogs be left dead. All the more…


Producing Promos for the BBC

Jun 16, 2015 Phil Parker 0 Videos , , , , ,

Not only do I write screenplays, short films, content articles, newspaper articles and blogs, I also tell stories through my work as a promo/ trailer producer. The challenge here is to tell a captivating story in 30-60 seconds, using visuals, music, lyrics, script and graphics, that will compel television audiences…

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SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: ‘Victoria’ (2015)

Jun 13, 2015 Phil Parker 0 Quick Film Reviews , , , ,

‘Victoria’: the worst night on the town EVER?! Admittedly, the list of German films I have seen in the last 20 years is short… Das Boot Downfall Run Lola Run. Based solely on that list you’d think I would be more of a fan, those are all amazing films. Well,¬†after…

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SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: ‘Black Souls’ (2015)

Jun 12, 2015 Phil Parker 0 Quick Film Reviews , ,

Black Souls: a real Mafia film? As an American raised on a Hollywood model of storytelling, I’m often frustrated by the languid pace of many European films. Not that I want the abhorrent ADHD pacing of a Michael Bay film, but I believe that every scene needs to have some…



Dec 9, 2014 Phil Parker 0

Award-winning promo from screenwriter Phil Parker. Written and produced for BBC Knowledge, ‘Frontline War’ earned a Global Excellence Promax BDA Award

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