Originally from Washington, D.C., screenwriter Phil Parker grew up in Taiwan and Australia before adventuring off to travel through Asia and the USSR by train. After graduating from UT Austin’s Liberal Arts honors program (Plan II), 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.
Phil first entered the world of screenwriting and filmmaking by earning an MA at the prestigious USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles. For 12 years he then worked at most of the major broadcast and cable TV channels in Sydney, writing and producing promos and original content. Along the way, his script writing earned him multiple awards, including a win at the NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL SCREENWRITING COMPETITION for his spec script THE THIRD BOMB; and a GLOBAL EXCELLENCE PROMAX BDA AWARD in New York for his promo FRONTLINE WAR.
Today, Phil continues to be hired and re-hired by clients from around the world to write for film, TV and video.
PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT:
BROKEN WINGS (feature/ live action): Producer Ravindra Choudray has hired Phil to write the screenplay for an inspirational true story based on the life of two Indian athletes struggling to achieve glory for their country. Rob Kaplan attached to direct.
THE THIRD BOMB (feature/ live action): BAFTA-winning producer Sias Wilson (FLYING MONSTERS, HANNIBAL, THE GOLDEN BOWL) recently renewed his option on Phil’s WWII action/adventure spec screenplay, THE THIRD BOMB and is actively packaging the project for financing.
KINDRED (feature/ live action): Red Centre Films hired Phil to rewrite the exciting Indigenous superhero script, KINDRED – Australia’s own Black Panther. The script has been praised by a major VFX house in Sydney and has reached the semifinals and quarterfinals of two major screenwriting contests already.
UNTITLED TV PILOT (TV/ animation): Tent Pictures Productions commissioned Phil to write a pilot episode for an animated TV series based on a popular comic strip. The script was well received by the IP holder and is currently being considered for production.