Philip C. Sedgwick ~ Screenwriter


























































































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Philip wrote his first script at the prompting of a writer friend. He entered his second script, Neon Cactus, into the Academy's Nicholl Fellowship. The screenplay placed as a Quarter-Finalist in the prestigious competition. Since that time, a library of his screenplays and films have received acclaim from film festivals, fellowships and competitions. Philip's spec scripts are available for purchase and production. As well, he is available for script consultation, work-for-hire assignments and directing short films.

Philip C. Sedgwick IMDB

Philip's Bio

Philip was brought onboard to write the narration script for the feature documentary, THROUGH THE LENS. This doc traces the history of aerial photography from the mid-19th Century to the present and where sky-based image evolves next.

In March 2024, Philip will direct Lesley Lillywhite's evocative Mardi Gras murder mayhem script, UNBRIDLED, in Tucson, Arizona.

The Unbridled Movie

Director of Silicon Valley Film Festival, Christina July Kim, took a liking to my script METEORIC following the festival success of ZAP!, including in her festival. She served as Executive Producer, Producer and acted in a key role in the film. METEORIC's narrative was based upon a meteor impact in Arizona in 2016. Other amazing talent in this film: Kincaid Walker, and returning for their third film in one of my scripts, both the remarkable Sam Whitten and Joel Foster.

Meteoric Movie Website

Early in 2020 word came in that, ZAP!, a short script penned by Philip, won 1st Place in the Phoenix Film Festival's Short Screenplay Search.

That clinched it. ZAP! had to be made! On a gorgeous Arizona night, socially-distanced, masked up and with coronavirus cautions in place, ZAP! was filmed on our property in Tucson, Arizona. Our local pack of coyotes chimed in and at exactly the write spot - the coyotes are now seeking SAG-eligibility..

ZAP! garnered heaps of festival selections, nominations and awards. Appropriately, the film came full circle with selection in the 2021 Phoenix Film Festival!

Zap! the Film Official Website

JACK OF ALL LANTERNS a fun Halloween film combines a age-old nursery rhyme and classical mythology in a bizarre be-careful-what-you-wish-for tale.

Jack of All Lanterns Website

BAIT, a feature screenplay inspired by Shark Month, addresses the relationship demands placed upon a female marine biologist while she investigates scary and unusual shark behavior in Hawaii's waters. Now on the festival circuit, stand by for more news as this script takes a bite of notoriety.

PECULIAR TASTE (Optioned) , a comedic horror film co-written with Lesley Lillywhite, was selected into not only the South East Regional Film Festival 2022, but the Burbank International Film Festival 2022 and advanced to Semi-Finalist status in the Oscar-Qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival. As well, the screenplay took the Platinum Award for Best Feature Screenplay in the Wallachia Film Festival. This script, with a new genre of monster-in-the-house was recently rewritten... obviously a scary good rewrite.

OTRO LADO, an emotionally charged border short film written by Philip for Executive Producer and composer, Alex Holland completed its festival run and received thirteen Official Selections from festivals. Now Streaming on

ELEVATOR PITCH, a short film written by Philip for Executive Producer Rutger Oosterhoff, directed by Justin Bram, featuring Tom Wright, Emily Goss and Sam Whitten. Now Streaming on

MIRAGE AT ZABUL PROVINCE, penned by Philip for director Nathan Bettisworth, tied for first for the Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film at the Sedona Film Festival Festival. As well, the short won Director's Choice for best short film at the Prescott Film Festival and was Best Short Film (Jury) at the Sunscreen West Film Festival, completing a trifecta of best short film category wins.
The film was also in competition at the Oscar-Qualifying Montreal Festival Du Nouveau Cinéma.

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Complete List of Philip's Fellowship, Festival and Competition Awards

Letters of Recommendation available upon request.

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