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Phillip E. Walker Short Film Retrospective

Taken from the nearly fifty (50) short films Phillip E. Walker, MFA has shot since coming to LA three (3) years ago, for its 40th anniversary the African American Drama Company proposes to curate this Series of five (5) PhilE short films that explore children and/or youth in celebration of 2018 Black Heritage Month on Sat., February 3, 2018. With the Huffington Post reported, 1st ever Inland Empire Film Festival GRAND PRIZE winning "Twinkies and Root Beer" being kind to God short film opening the Series, a submission for "The Hip Hop Kid" World Premiere plus a submission to close the Series with the widely traveled dysfunctional family thriller "Darkroom", are being made directly after this submission. As soon as Indie Night Officially Selects this Proposal and in turn Officially Selects both of the following "The Hip-Hop Kid" and "Darkroom" submissions, then we will begin soliciting additional Indie Night short film submissions that explore children and/or youth to round out the 4th & 5th Phillip E. Walker short films in the Series. Perhaps we will attract another World Premiere plus another of the already successful shorts in which this prolific actor currently travels the World through short film screenings.



  • Andre Campbell
    Lew's Up First, Oops!, Benson’s Hope & Future Killer
  • Ron Duncan "Hip-Hop Kid" & David Schell "Darkroom"
  • Phillip E. Walker
    Lew's Up First, Darkroom, The Hip-Hop Kid & I'm Back Bitches
  • Phillip E. Walker
    Key Cast
    Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop The Feeling!" music video principle dancer, Amy Adam's "Sharp Objects" HBO mini series co-star & Heineken 0.0 product launch commercial campaign Athlete principle. MORE IN COVER LETTER.
  • Isiah Greene
    Key Cast
    Isiah Greene was 10 years old when he shot the lead role in “Twinkies and Root Beer”. Most recently Isiah shot infomercials for Disney Summer of Service 2017 and Disney Summer of Hero’s “Groot” Disney Magic Camp 2018. He has worked on several children shows Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn, School of Rock, Bella and the Bulldogs, The Thundermans, Game Shakers, Bunked for Nickelodeon and Disney as well as major network shows like This is Us, Parenthood, Transparent and Training Day. Now at 11 years old, he has appeared in a National Chevy Commercial, a Time Warner Commercial, Criminal Minds – Season Finale, made his cooking debut as Chef Isiah on the FYI Networks season 2 Man vs Child Chef Showdown plus has done multiple Hot Wheels Internet Series, as well as is currently working on several short films and student projects. Isiah’s primary goal is to become one of the youngest successful actors, producers and directors in the film industry. He will attend the Young Actors Camp and Film Studio to prepare for Pilot season.
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    6 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 10, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    Canon HDSLR
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  • Inland Empire Film Festival
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    United States
    October 9, 2017
    World Premiere
    GRAND PRIZE & Top Movie~Comedy
  • Christian Online Film Festival

    October 21, 2017
    Best Mini-Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Actor Teen, Best Actor Child & Best Cinematographer
  • Christian Film Festival
    Newport Beach, VA
    United States
    November 25, 2017
    Best Mini-Film, Best Director (Andre Campbell), Best Actor (Phillip E. Walker – GrandPa), Best Actress (Chiyumba Ossome – Mom), Best Actor Teen (Xavier Madison – Grandson), Best Actor Child (Isaiah Greene – Chris), Best Cinematography (Cricket Peters), Best Actor Fan Favorite (Phillip E. Walker – GrandPa), Best Actor Child Fan Favorite (Isaiah Greene – Chris)
  • Christian Family Film Festival
    Ellington, NY
    United States
    December 22, 2017
    New York Debut
    Inspirational Short of Merit
  • Culture Of Life Film Festival
    Collierville, TN
    United States
    February 25, 2018
Director Biography - Andre Campbell

"Twinkies And Root Beer" director Andre Campbell is an award winning Producer / Director living and working in Los Angeles, CA. As a writer, he has several books on Amazon dealing with film making. As a film maker, his work includes films, documentaries, music videos and commercials. He stands behind his old school motto, "Learn by doing."

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Shoot with what you got...