I don't worry about tired formulas or what everyone else is doing. I endeavor to craft original, high-quality and God forbid, entertaining stories.
Phillip E. Hardy is a produced writer who can craft compelling stories in every genre. He is also a twenty-time optioned screenwriter with projects shopped by producers, including Steven Roeder, Sean Hoessli, and Zane W. Levitt. He has signed a shopping agreement with de Passe Jones Entertainment. His work has been in front of Tyler Perry Studios, Paramount Studios, Ridley Scott, Martin Scorsese, William Morris Endeavor, Robert Zemeckis, etc. Phillip recently signed an option agreement with Angus Benfield for his horror/thriller Purgatory Station, which wrapped shooting in January 2023. Angus Benfield also has optioned the biopic screenplay Dirty Real, about writer Charles Bukowski, scheduled to begin filming in October. Finally, Phillip signed an option agreement with Director Marlin Darrah for Madagascar Gold, which will be filmed in 2024.
Phillip has won and placed at over 270 film festivals and contests, including Page International, Austin Film Festival, WeScreenplay Screenplay, Shore Scripts, Screencraft, Beverly Hills Film Festival, Bluecat Screenplay, Storypros, Screencraft, Finish Line, Scriptapalooza and Harlem International Film Festival.
  • Writer (12 Credits)
    Dirty Real, The Bukowski Biopic
    Screenplay
    Gaze Towards Infinity
    Screenplay
    Harry The Hydrant (A Big Apple Fairy Tale)
    Screenplay
    Last Rumba
    Screenplay
    Murder-Go-Round
    Television Script
    Purgatory Station
    Screenplay
    The Bloody Benders
    Screenplay
    The Invader
    Screenplay
    The Meteor
    Screenplay
    The Other League
    Screenplay
    The Trials Of Angela Davis
    Screenplay
    Unconventional Warfare
    Screenplay
  • Director (1 Credit)
    The Immortal Jack the Ripper
    Screenplay
Quarter-finalists "Best Pilot"
Murder-Go-Round
Shore Screenplay Contest
United Kingdom
2016
Gold Medal, Best Thriller
Gaze Towards Infinity
Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Beverly Hills CA
2014
College
Stanford University
Project Management
20082009
College
Univesity of Redlands
Master of Management
20012003
Birth City
Manhasset
Current City
Austin
Hometown
Los Angeles
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Heinz 57
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Gemini
Married To
Kelly Hardy
14 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT WRITING SCRIPTS

1. Screenwriting isn't for you if you're a delicate, sensitive woodland creature.
2. Don't tell anyone, "this is your first script." But don't think you'll set the world on fire by writing one screenplay.
3. Learn to suck up constant rejection and never spend more than a few hours wallowing in rejection or failure. With each setback, learn how to go forth with renewed vigor.
4. The best cure for rejection is writing, especially if it's better writing.
5. Sometimes a script just sucks. Every writer thinks they have an excellent idea for a story. But, more often than not, they're wrong.
6. Sometimes a script just sucks, no matter how many times you rewrite it. Therefore, don't attach yourself to any one effort too much. It may take writing twenty scripts before finding something that resonates with readers.
7. If you see writing scripts as a path to riches and fame, you may wish to consider other options.
8. There ain't no such thing as writer's block. There are only writers that write and ones that don't. Look at Bukowski. Drunk or sober, he did solid work every day of his life.
9. Writers who build relationships, maintain their humility. and help their colleagues will do better than ones who don't.
10. If you keep losing script contests, write better scripts until you win one.
11. Read books, take classes, seminars, and sound advice about screenwriting and then march to your own creative drummer. If I listened to every person who told me I couldn't do something, I'd never accomplish anything.
12. Don't write something because you think it will have commercial appeal. Instead, write something you believe in.
13. Don't worry about what everyone else is doing. Instead, endeavor to be original.
14. Don't ever rest on your laurels or laurel leaves. Keep writing until it becomes second nature to you. And, you can produce even under adverse or stressful conditions. You may one day have a job that presents you with just that set of requirements.
I don't worry about tired formulas or what everyone else is doing. I endeavor to craft original, high-quality and God forbid, entertaining stories.
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