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Too Cool for School a film by Kevin Phillips. 2015, USA, 11 min. Undeniable talent on screen in the tense and also chilling environment of this brief film.




Le Cinéma Club presents the virtual premiere of Kevin Phillips’ Too Cool For School, which premiered at 2015 Critics’ Week in Cannes. The brief adheres to a teenager with sex on his mind who decides to ditch institution one afternoon – and also becomes haunted for it. Phillips proves right here to be an undeniable talent. He creates a tense and thrilling cinematic environment that only makes you want to check out more…


The excellent news is that this brief was created as a vehicle for Phillips to make his first feature, Super Dark Times (2017), written by the screencomposing duo Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski. Along with his producers Jett Steiger and also Rictough Peete, Phillips decided to make a short in the same universe. Collins and also Piotrowski wrote Too Cool For School, and they all visited Phillips’ hometown in Pennsylvania to make the brief in the locations the director prospered up in. The short was shot over the course of three days, many thanks to a crew of cshed filmmaker friends who graciously came on board and also assisted, believing in Phillips’ vision. They shot the film in December 2014, the brief was accepted to Cannes a couple months later, and the writing-directing-creating team went on to shoot the attribute that winter.

“At finest I hope to subvert genre and also elevate it to somepoint else… a conflation of genres probably or something brand-new altogether.” KEVIN PHILLIPS

After graduating in Film and also Photography at the Savannah College of Art & Design in Georgia, wright here he met Collins, Piotrowski, Steiger and Peete, Kevin Phillips operated as a cinematographer and director on countless shorts, commercials and also music videos.

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The filmmaker acknowledges that his parental fees imbued him with creative thinking, showing him excellent films at a very early age. While his father introduced him to films by greats such as Wilder, Hitchcock, Kazan, Hawks and also Spielberg, his mother was a fan of Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979) and she motivated Phillips to seek creative research studies.

Throughout high college, Phillips obtained a job at Hollyhardwood Video, where he watched whatever and made little films via a cam borrowed from his Tech Ed class. It remained in college that Phillips extfinished his taste in movies to films by Stanley Kubrick, Paul Thomas Anderboy, the Coen Brothers, Andrei Tarkovsky, Ingmar Bergmale, Wong Kar-Wai, William Friedkin, David Fincher, David Lynch and Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Kevin Phillips is signed as a director by United Talent Agency and also a cinematographer at Worldwide Production Agency. He is currently functioning on the post-manufacturing of Super Dark Times, in which “2 high institution friends in the nineties gain into some significant fucking trouble.”