Philip C. Sedgwick ~ Screenwriter

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Philip wrote his first screenplay largely due to the prompting of a writer friend. The second script he penned, Neon Cactus, landed a berth as a Quarter-Finalist in the Academy's esteemed Nicholl Fellowship (1990). Since then, more than thirty of his scripts & films have received acclaim in screenwriting contests, film festivals and writing fellowships (a complete listing of awards can be found via a link below).

Complete List of Fellowship, Festival and Competition Awards

Philip is a member of the Independent Writers Caucus (WGAw).

Elevator Pitch, a short contracted by EP, Rutger Oosterhoff, penned by Philip is now in preproduction. Shoot scheduled for January 2017 in Burbank.

Mirage at Zabul Province, a short film written by Philip and directed by Nathan Bettisworth completed and an award-winning film.

Grisel Wilson, Humans and Fido Productions, hired Philip to rewrite Ixmucané Pastore. The script recently won a Golden Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival and took top drama honors at the Oaxaca Film Festival and is being shopped.

Neon Cactus is now in development. Actors Nick Wilder, Sitara Attaie and Sam Whitten are attached.

CLC Productions hired Philip for a rewrite of a feature screenplay, in development..

Executive Producer Ray C. Merrill contracted with Philip to write “the best football story you've never heard,” the tale of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School's legendary football team. Script is being shopped.

Director Richie Elson (House of Mirrors Entertainment) hired Philip to pen a stunning thriller set in the U.S. Navy Intelligence community, and returned to hire him to write a second feature screenplay about a prison break.

Philip was hired by producer David Towner, to cowrite, Zunovian Invasion, a compelling PG-13 adventure story in which computer gamers are the last hope for planet Earth against an alien invasion.

22 Seventeen Productions brought Philip onboard to collaborate on a rewrite of Thorns From a Rose.

For the past three years Philip served as a juror for the Prescott Film Festival.

Philip has delivered presentations on screenwriting to the Tucson Festival of Books, Independent Film Arizona, the Institute for Collaborative Storytelling and the Prescott Film Festival.

He wrote for the entrepreneurial TV show, Everything Entrepreneur, shown locally in Arizona.

Philip has written published fiction projects and non-fiction treatises as well. In late 2005, he released his first collection of short stories, Glimpses - Stories From Around the Bend. These stories relate tales that could be true even though many reside in what would be termed non-ordinary reality; any of the stories in this collection have the potential to be adapted to television or film scripts.

Leading up to the 2008 Presidential Election, Philip wrote a column for the Huffington Post's website (Huffpollstrology) that accurately tracked polling and the outcome of the election.

In the past Philip wrote for Mediavillage.com, a television entertainment website based in New York. As well, he wrote as a columnist for the Science Fiction Channel's website, the America West Airlines Magazine and previously contributed to Constellation Magazine, StarIQ.com and Tarot.com.

He teaches creative writing classes in narrative fiction and non-fiction.

Philip writes in Final Draft or Movie Magic Screenwriter, which is his preferred scriptwriting word processor.

Philip C. Sedgwick