Phil Dunn is a director, writer, poet and owner of London based production company Authentive.
Phil began making films as a teenager with his cousins. Their first effort, "Mission Improbable", later went on to win a short film competition and was included on the international DVD release of the movie "Son of Rambow" (2007).
Since then, Phil set up Authentive and has been making videos for a wide range of clients for over a decade. Recently though he has begun to use his filmmaking skills to tell his own stories again, with the help of the many like-minded collaborators he has developed relationships with over the years. His 2018 short, "Box Office Smash" (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8984084/), thus marked a jumping off point in his filmmaking career as he dared to venture in the direction of his passions. It won 14 awards globally, including Best in Festival, Best Director and Best Short Film, as well as a number of other nominations and official selections.
Phil's second short film "About" has more dialogue than the largely silent "Box Office Smash", whilst still retaining the many-layered quality to it that made Box Office Smash so intriguing. It has won 12 awards so far on its festival run.
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  • Director (4 Credits)
    About2019
    Short
    The Hero2019
    Short
    Box Office Smash2018
    Short
    Juggler2016
    Documentary, Short
  • Writer (3 Credits)
    About2019
    Short
    The Hero2019
    Short
    Box Office Smash2018
    Short
  • Producer (3 Credits)
    About2019
    Short
    The Hero2019
    Short
    Box Office Smash2018
    Short
  • Set Design & Art Direction (1 Credit)
    Box Office Smash2018
    Short
  • Composer (1 Credit)
    The Hero2019
    Short
  • Editor (1 Credit)
Official Selection
About
Be Epic London International Film Festival
London
2020
NOMINATED Best Cinematography
About
Oniros Film Awards Annual Festival
Saint-Vincent
2020
WINNER Best Short Film for Under $5k, NOMINATED Best Screenplay and Best Ensemble Cast
About
The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards
London
2020
Official Selection
About
New York International Film Awards
New York
2020
SHORTLISTED Best UK Fiction
About
Barnes Film Festival
Barnes, London
2020
NOMINATED Best Indie Short & NOMINATED Best Cinematography
About
Indie Short Fest
Los Angeles
2020
Official Selection
About
Manchester LIft-Off Online Film Festival
Manchester
2020
Official Selection
The Hero
Onirica Film Festival
Firenze
2020
WINNER Festival Director's Choice Best Poetry Film
The Hero
Sunny Side Up Film Festival
Miami, Oklahoma
2020
WINNER Best Cinematography, NOMINATED Best Indie Short
About
Oniros Film Awards
2020
WINNER x 4 (Platinum): Best Drama Short, Best Director (male), Best Screenplay Short, Best Cinematography
About
Royal Wolf Film Awards
Los Angeles
2020
WINNER Best Uk Short, Nominated Best Drama Short
About
Uk Seasonal Short Film Festival, Winter
Edinburgh
2020
Official Selection
About
The Monthly Film Festival
UK
2020
Official Selection and WINNER Best Actor
Box Office Smash
Falcon International Film Festival
London
2019
WINNER (Silver) Best Microfilm and (Bronze) Best Indie Short
About
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
2019
NOMINATED Best Original Score
Box Office Smash
Melbourne Short Film Festival
Melbourne
2019
Official Selection
Box Office Smash
Bermuda International Film Festival
Hamilton
2019
30 showings before The Ritzy's main features over 9 days
Box Office Smash
Ritzy Cinema
London
2018
WINNER - FIRST PLACE
Box Office Smash
The Maco Project Film Festival
New York
2018
Official Selection
Juggler
International Short Film Festival
London
2018
NOMINATED Best Scenario & Best Art Direction
Box Office Smash
Eindhoven Film Festival
Eindhoven
2018
Official Selection
Box Office Smash
Disappear Here Film Festival
Ballyliffin
2018
Official Selection
Box Office Smash
Short Sounds Film Festival
Bournemouth
2018
NOMINATED Best Short Film & Best Director
Box Office Smash
International Short Film Festival
London
2018
Official Selection Short Documentary
Juggler
Big Easy International Film Festival
New Orleans
2017
Nominated Best Documentary
Juggler
Norwich Film Festival
Norwich
2016
WINNER PLATINUM: Best Narrative Short, WINNER DIAMOND: Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score
Box Office Smash
Pinnacle Film Awards
Hollywood
Official Selection
The Hero
Carmarthen Bay Film Festival (BAFTA Cymru Qualifying)
Carmarthen Bay
SEMI FINALIST: Film Score
Box Office Smash
Los Angeles Cinefest
Los Angeles
Official Selection
Box Office Smash
Prisma Film Awards
Rome
WINNER (Silver) Best Indie Short, WINNER (Bronze) Best Director (Male)
Box Office Smash
Independant Shorts Awards
Hollywood Hills, CA
WINNER Best Short Film made for between $5,000-$10,000
Box Office Smash
The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards
London
PLATINUM WINNER Best Drama Short, Best Director, Best Cinematography. GOLD WINNER Best Original Score
Box Office Smash
Royal Wolf Film Awards
Los Angeles
Official Selection
Box Office Smash
Queen Palm International Film Festival
Palm Springs
WINNER Best Documentary Short
Juggler
Royal Wolf Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA