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.