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Screenwriter to Watch in 2018? The Results.

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At the beginning of last year, I was honored and humbled when the International Screenwriters’ Association chose me as one of their Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2018. I was also a bit freaked out. I realized I needed to make something happen career wise or I’d end up with egg on my face!

So, now that it’s 2019, how did it go? Well, here are some highlights:

CATSAWAY: the animated adventure I was hired to write a 40-page treatment for, Catsaway, not only went into production but the producers also released an animated teaser.

Beyond thrilled with Phil!

"Written, sealed, and delivered. I am beyond thrilled and grateful for Phil's screenwriting work on my animation feature project "Catsaway".  A special shout out to him for helping shepherd me through the maze of perfecting the story during the development phase. Way to go!"

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Fadel AlMehiri - Director (Tent Pictures)

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5.0
2017-07-07T16:47:37+00:00

Fadel AlMehiri - Director (Tent Pictures)

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5
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script magazine Phil Parker article screenwriter news

SCRIPTMAG: one of the biggest screenwriting websites published an article I wrote about how to avoid endless rewrites by focusing on your story’s irony.

Great feedback!

Phil's feedback on our kung fu action script was excellent. Not only does he know how to identify problem areas, he had brilliant suggestions for how fix them. Yolanda and I were so impressed we wanted to hire him to rewrite it for us!

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David Cheung, Director (Real Target)

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5.0
2018-01-21T18:59:04+00:00

David Cheung, Director (Real Target)

david cheung review script feedback
5
1

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STAGE 32: one of the biggest film-industry community websites published a blog I wrote about how I landed my first paying gig as a screenwriter.

A screenwriter with game!

"Phil Parker is one of the most highly motivated and gifted writers I have ever worked with. "Top of one's game” is an often overused phrase, except in his case. Phil is your guy!"

Contact Phil Parker recommended by Stephen Barbour The Block producer

Stephen Barbour - Senior Producer (The Block)

screenwriter reviews
5.0
2017-10-11T10:18:46+00:00

Stephen Barbour - Senior Producer (The Block)

Contact Phil Parker recommended by Stephen Barbour The Block producer
"Screenwriter Phil Parker is at the top of his game!"
5
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screenwriter Phil Parker BROKEN WINGS

BROKEN WINGS: producers in India hired me to write a winter-sports action/drama feature. Script completed. Rob Kaplan attached to direct.

A talent to watch!

"Phil is an extremely professional and accomplished screenwriter. He took a cache of assorted research material and processed it into 'Broken Wings' - a highly coherent and vibrant screenplay, well crafted and efficiently delivered to deadline. A talent to watch."

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Rob Kaplan - Director (JohnnyForeignerTV)

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5.0
2018-10-18T17:05:50+00:00

Rob Kaplan - Director (JohnnyForeignerTV)

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5
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Fly Girls screenwriter Phil Parker

FLY GIRLS: a producer in Australia hired me to write a WWII action/drama feature. Script completed. Packaging begins in 2019.

Fantastic script!

"None to our surprise Phil delivered an incredible screenplay. Thank you for introducing Hannah, Ruby and the Fly Girls team!! Looking forward to our next collaboration!"

Elliott Yancey, film producer

Elliott Yancey - Producer (Toil Films)

screenwriter reviews
5.0
2018-12-24T06:44:08+00:00

Elliott Yancey - Producer (Toil Films)

Elliott Yancey, film producer
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the third bomb screenwriter Phil Parker

THE THIRD BOMB: the BAFTA-wining producer who optioned by WWII action/adventure spec, The Third Bomb, snagged the interest of one of the executive producers of Jack Reacher/District 9/Valkyrie who has now passed it to Peter Jackson’s people.

A pleasure to work with!

“Phil’s script writing is original and inventive. He’s a natural! That's why I optioned his script. His energy and drive also makes our working relationship a pleasure. We've opened some big doors, gotten people interested and are packaging The Third Bomb now!”

Sias Wilson BAFTA-winner contact Phil Parker screenwriter

Sias Wilson, Producer (BAFTA-winner)

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5.0
2017-07-07T16:58:44+00:00

Sias Wilson, Producer (BAFTA-winner)

Sias Wilson BAFTA-winner contact Phil Parker screenwriter
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Kindred movie screenwriter Phil Parker

KINDRED: the indigenous-superhero script I was hired to write caught the eye of a couple of producers and won First Place at the Native American Tribal Film Festival.

A great screenwriter!

"My indigenous sci-fi story KINDRED is now a unique, fun and powerful screenplay because Phil challenges your story to be the most potent it can be. He really knows structure and how to write with economy, flair and versatility. KINDRED even won 1st Place at the Native American Tribal Film Festival! Your script will be in great hands!"

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Josh Bryer - Red Centre Films

screenwriter reviews
5.0
2017-09-05T19:43:50+00:00

Josh Bryer - Red Centre Films

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A great screenwriting year!

I feel incredibly fortunate to be doing the screenwriting work I’m doing with the producers I’m doing it for. I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for us!

In memory of…

During the second half of 2018 I was in contract negotiations with producer Cowden Ward Jr. to write a WWII action/adventure feature. As well as being a film producer, Mr. Ward was a WWII aviation enthusiast who flew his own P-51 Mustang. Through his company Freedom Flyers he offered complimentary flights in his Mustang to WWII vets to thank them for their service. Tragically, it was during one of these flights that Cowden Ward Jr. and his elderly passenger crashed and were killed. Such a terrible moment for both of their families, but he will not be forgotten. His family intends to keep Freedom Flyers going to honor his memory.

Of course I will never forget him, either. RIP, Mr. Ward.


Lots of World War Two movies in 2019

Despite what some might think, it’s not just the baby-boomer generation that loves a good WWII film. A proliferation of video games, documentaries and feature films in recent years has kept The War a perennial favorite. Perhaps because WWII is seen by many as the last war where the sides of good and evil, right and wrong, were, for the most part, clearly distinguishable. It was also a war with a definitive ending. Whatever your reason for enjoying a W-W-2 flick, you won’t be short on choices in 2019. For a rundown on the films coming out and a sneak peek at their trailers, check out ARGunners – a great war-history website.

Need a screenwriter for your next project?

Please contact me now. As an Australian permanent resident, I can help your Australian production or international coproduction qualify for the Australian government’s 40% Producer’s Tax Offset.

If you’d like to follow my screenwriting journey, check me out on Facebook and Instagram.

I’m not using an agent or manager at the moment, so it’s up to me to find work. Your help in spreading the word about my screenwriting would be very appreciated, so please share, share, share this post — because sharing is sexy 🙂 Cheers!!


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Phil Parker

Phil Parker is one of ISA's Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch. He's been hired for writing assignments by producers and directors in Australia, the UK, India, and the UAE. His WWII script THE THIRD BOMB is being packaged by a BAFTA-winning producer in London. And CATSAWAY, the animated feature he was hired to develop, is now in production. Phil is also a sought-after script consultant with clients around the world.

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