Phil Dunn is a director, writer, poet and owner of Authentive, a production company based in Brixton, South London. Having studied Medicine, then Theology, Phil had no formal training in film. Through Authentive, set up in 2005, he learned on the job, making hundreds of films for clients in the corporate, charity, fashion and music sectors. In 2018, Phil felt it was time for him to apply skills he had gained and to one of his own stories.
His first short, BOX OFFICE SMASH marked a jumping off point in his career, garnering official selections at prestigious international festivals, winning 14 awards and critical acclaim. Continuing this momentum, he followed up with ABOUT (2020), which won the same number of awards and equally impressive reviews, propelling him further into the world of cinema. His third and most recent short, THE STUPID BOY, is Phil’s most ambitious and personal to date.