Private Project


  • Ryan Phillips
    Blood & Chips, Dead End
  • Ryan Phillips
    Blood and Chips, Dead End
  • Meera Thavasothy
    The Hapless lovelife of Jesus greay
  • Lee White
    Key Cast
  • Charlotte MacKay
    Key Cast
  • Warren Palmer
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 8, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    300 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Iphone 6s
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Ryan Phillips

Ryan studied film at the Southampton Institute where, under the tuition of Film Director Ken Russell, he wrote and directed his first short film PUNISHED (1998, 16mm). Punished was screened at the harbour lights film festival in Southampton. After completing his degree he worked as a television cameraman and Director on a variety of genres from News to pop videos.

In 2004 he completed the self-financed short SPILT MILK (2004, DV), which he directed, wrote, edited and co-produced. SPILT MILK was screened at both The Greenwich and Raindance East Film festivals.

Ryan's next film was BLOOD AND CHIPS (2006, Digi-Beta) which he wrote, directed and edited. It was funded by screen south as part of it’s digital shorts scheme. BLOOD AND CHIPS has screened at the Edinburgh Film Festival, The BFI Times London Film Festival and many others international festivals. BLOOD AND CHIPS was rewarded with a conflicts award from the Lago film festival. It was also selected for the UK Film Council Digital Generation DVD ( a snapshot of outstanding short films from emerging UK film-makers) by lifesized pictures. The film was also picked up by future shorts for distribution and sold to television stations worldwide including MTV Italy. The film as received positive reviews with WhatCulture naming it as one their “5 Great Short Films You Should make time to watch”.

From 2004 onwards Ryan have directed and shot music videos for various production companies (System Music, Chunky frog) including the Munroes (WHATEVER HAPPEND TO YOU, 2011, 1080i) and VIVEK (OVER MY HEAD, 2013, 1080p)

In 2013 Ryan wrote, directed, camera operated, edited and did the visual effects for the horror short DEAD END (2013, 1080p).

In 2015/16 Ryan directed and shot 2 episodes (DISTRESSED NATION ESCAPE, 2015, 1080p / ARKWARD PHONE MANNER, 2016, 1080p) of the comedy web series “Working Class Thespians Club” for 4B production.

Ryan's latest short (ClickBait, 2018, 4k) was completed at start of 2018 and is being entered in festivals.


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Director Statement

The idea for clickbait came from the desire to test the filmmaking capabilities of my iphone after watching Sean Baker’s Tangerine. I always think it’s best to try something new in a self-contained project, in terms of experience it beats any training course and at the end of it all you come away with a short film.

I wanted to make something inexpensive (as it was an experiment), that could be shot in half a day with a small cast but also something that I could practice my after effects skills on and so ClickBait was born.

The short is about the attention economy so it felt right to be shooting the film on the iphone, the device that caused the popularity of twitter and facebook to explode.

It was a half day shoot in the producers flat with a crew of two. Everyone but me and the producer got paid (mates rates) and the total budget was around £350. We shot on an IPhone 6s with moondog and olliclip lenses and I did all the post production myself, in my basement, on my 10 year old PC .

Clickbait wears it influences with pride but among the obvious (black mirror/the ring) hides nods to the twilight zone, American werewolf, John Carpenter films and Easter egg hunters might want to keep an eye out for the 3 references to David Korenburg’s Videodrome.