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, which placed as a Quarter-Finalist in the prestigious competition. Since that time, an armada of his screenplays and films have received acclaim from film festivals, fellowships and competitions. Philip serves as a juror for the Prescott Film Festival, where he also presents screenwriting workshops.

Philip C. Sedgwick IMDB

Philip's Bio

A recent article about Philip in The Hollywood Times Today.

Member Spotlight of Philip in the Arizona Production Association's newsletter.

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.

The Phoenix win 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. The local pack of coyotes chimed in and our actor had a blast howling with them.

ZAP! is now in the festival circuit where it collects selections, nominations and awards. Best yet, we've come full circle... ZAP! has been selected into the 2021 Phoenix Film Festival!

The array of Awards, Official Selections, screenings and more is available at:

Zap! the Film Official Website

Now complete and entering the festival submission process is a short film I penned, JACK OF ALL LANTERNS. This fun Halloween film combines a nursery rhyme and classical mythology in a bizarre be-careful-what-you-wish-for tale.

Jack of All Lanterns Website

THE FILMMAKING TERRITORY, a drama based upon the early days of filmmaking in Arizona, placed as a Finalist in the Rhode Island International Film Festival.


THE FILMMAKING TERRITORY, a drama based upon the early days of filmmaking in Arizona, placed as a Finalist in the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

As well, the Rhode Island International Film Festival 2021 and the South East Regional Film Festival 2021 both elevated Philip's screenplay, A PIECE OF HEAVEN, a quirky romcom with an alien (the extra-terrestrial kind) plot twist, to Semi-Finalist status. Additionally, PIECE OF HEAVEN, was selected into the Sacramento International Film Festival for 2021.

Sacramento Film Festival

Notification came in from the Block Island Film Festival that THE GHOST'S WRITERS' WORKSHOP was selected into competition in their 2021 festival. In addition to this year's selection, last year this screenplay was a finalist in the Burbank International Film Festival and the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Block Island Film Festival

The Beverly Hills Film Festival selected THE COST OF MONEY as an Official Selection in the 2021 screenwriting competition. This is the 11th consecutive year, Philip received such status. In 2014, he won 1st Runner-Up at BHFF in the screenwriting competition with his original screenplay OLIVIA'S OATH.

Philip's script CACTUS JUNCTION enjoys a solid festival run. Most recently the Omaha Film Festival 2021 selected the screenplay as a Semi-Finalist. During 2020 CACTUS JUNCTION placed as a Semi-Finalist in the Burbank Film Festival and became one of five finalist feature screenplays in the Block Island Film Festival, 2020. As well, CACTUS JUNCTION took 2nd Place in the Best Arizona Screenplay in the Wild Bunch Film Festival, 2020. The Cordillera Film Festival 2020 and the San Antonio Film Festival 2020 selected CACTUS JUNCTION as a Semi-Finalist.

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.

In Development

Neon Cactus on ScriptHop

THE INTERROGATION OF IKE TULLY, an original script penned by Philip, has most of the principal cast and above the line crew attached
. Currently this project is in the funding phase.


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

Letters of Recommendation available upon request.

My preferred script writing software:

Movie Magic