Originally from Washington, D.C., screenwriter Phil Parker grew up in Taiwan and Australia before leaving to travel through Asia and the USSR by train. After graduating from UT Austin’s Liberal Arts honors program, he sought out even more adventures, working as a scuba master and opera actor in Australia; and as a broker’s assistant on the hectic trading floor of the Chicago Exchange.
With a barrel full of experiences and a love for storytelling, Phil found his true calling after studying screenwriting and earning his MA at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles. For 12 years he worked at major broadcast and cable TV channels in Sydney, writing and producing promos and original content. Along the way, his script writing and screenwriting earned him multiple awards, including First Place at the Nashville Film Festival and a Global Excellence Promax BDA Award in New York.
Today, Phil continues to be hired and re-hired by clients from around the world to write for film, TV and video. Schedule permitting, he also likes to jump out of an airplane when he can.