Screenwriting and Scriptwriting Experience
Nov 2019 - Mar 2020
Hired by producer Sine Qua Non Pictures to develop and write FORTE - a music/drama script in the vein of Whiplash and Birdman - inspired by true events.
Aug 2019 - current
'FLY GIRLS' d2 & d3
Hired again by producer Elliott Yancey, p.g.a. at Toil Films to work on draft 2 and 3 of FLY GIRLS - a World War Two drama/action/adventure script inspired by true events.
May 1995 - current
For many years Phil provided script coverage for a large array of clients including Cinergi, Hallmark, Director Roland Joffe (The Mission), creative agency Auspol Media and script service The Story Doctor. Phil has also worked with many individual screenwriters, either as a script doctor or script consultant, to help them rewrite a screenplay, or to keep one that’s already in development on the right track.
Aug 2018 - Dec 2018
Hired by producer Elliott Yancey, P.G.A. at Toil Films to write FLY GIRLS - a World War Two drama/action/adventure script. Toil Films has previously had films at Cannes, Berlin, SXSW and Sundance Film Festivals and currently has a major motion picture about MLK in development in Hollywood.
Apr 2018 - Jul 2018
Hired by producers to write the script for BROKEN WINGS – a winter sports action/ drama inspired by a true story. Director/ Producer Rob Kaplan is attached to direct.
Oct 2017 - current
Freelance scriptwriter for radio commercial production company Purple Wax.
Oct 2017 - Nov 2017
Re-hired by the award-winning production company, Tent Pictures Productions to write the PILOT EPISODE for an animated TV series based on Khalfan and Fahman, a well-known comic strip in the Arab world. The pilot script well received and submitted to the original artist for production consideration.
Jan 2017 - Mar 2017
Re-hired by Red Centre Films for a concept tweak on the next draft of their Australian sci-fi feature script, KINDRED. Client thrilled with the result as Kindred won 1st PLACE at the Native American Tribal Film Festival and was signed to a shopping agreement with a Los Angeles production company in Aug 2019.
Oct 2016 - Jan 2017
Re-hired by the award-winning production company, Tent Pictures Productions to write a comprehensive script treatment based on their concept for ABOOD - a road-trip comedy feature film.
Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
Hired by award-winning production company Tent Pictures Productions to develop the story and write a 30-page script treatment for CATSAWAY – an animated feature-length film.
Tent Pictures was so thrilled by my work they produced an animated teaser in 2018 and have now gone into full production on the feature. Anticipated release date: late 2019.
Oct 2015 - Mar 2016
Hired by Red Centre Films to write the 5th draft of the Aussie sci-fi feature script ‘KINDRED‘ (story by Josh Bryer). Inspired by his short film 'Kindred' which was an Official Selection at several festivals including the Melbourne and Sydney Sci-Fi Film Festivals.
2014 - 2015
'THE THIRD BOMB'
Phil's multi-award winning spec screenplay 'THE THIRD BOMB' was optioned by a BAFTA-winning producer. Twice!
'BBC TV PILOT'
Successfully pitched, received funds for and produced a pilot for a short original infotainment show on the BBC called 'BITESIZE', presented by footy legend and best-selling author, Peter FitzSimons.
2013 - 2015
Created concepts and wrote over 30 scripts for original BBC short programs, performed by two Australian hosts and aired on the BBC’s flagship children’s channel, CBeebies.
Jan 2009 - Jun 2015
TV PROMO WRITER/
Full-time creative producer for BBC Worldwide in Sydney, Australia. Produced, edited and wrote scripts for promos and original short content for broadcast four different BBC channels.
Winner of a Silver Promax BDA Global Excellence Award in New York.
TV PROMO WRITER/
Freelance TV promo producer for The History Channel and the Crime & Investigation Channel in Sydney, Australia. Produced, edited and wrote scripts for on-air promotions.
2004 - 2007
TV PROMO WRITER/
Freelance promo producer for most of the major broadcast and cable television channels in Sydney, Australia, including Ten, Nine, Seven, Arena, Biography, Fox8 and Nickelodeon. Produced, edited and wrote scripts for on-air promotions.
Word on the Street
“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!”
Senior TV Producer
(The Block, Reno Rumble)
"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."
“Phil is a great writer and producer with a true passion and dedication that comes across in every project he tackles.”