Phillip Van is an award-winning writer/director. His work often explores the surreal in the everyday and the lives of adolescents and outsiders. He has been featured in Shoot Magazine’s New Directors Showcase, named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film, and his projects have appeared in the New York Times, Creativity, Shots, Rolling Stone, Wired on MTV, Pitchfork, Stereogum, G4tv and AdAge’s “Best Ads.” His commercial work has won D&AD, One Show, Promax, Hermes and national Addy awards.

While in graduate film at NYU, he was honored with a Student Academy Award for his thesis. He went on to make narrative short films that received accolades at festivals including Berlin, Sundance and Telluride. Phillip is Vietnamese and Greek. He grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii and Portland, Oregon and he currently resides in Los Angeles. 


Universal Studios
Conde Nast
Yves Saint Laurent
Tribeca Film Festival
Blue Cross Blue Sheild
Shut Skateboards
Success Academy
Oregon Lottery
Advance America


Advertising Awards:
D&AD Awards – Yellow Pencil Award - Web Series
One Show Entertainment - Silver Pencil – Online Branded Entertainment
One Show Interactive - Bronze Pencil
Hermes Creative Award - Gold - Video
Addy Awards National – Two Silver Awards – Brand TV
Addy Awards AAF-RDU Chapter – Five Gold Awards – Brand TV
D&AD Awards – Yellow Pencil Nomination – Director
D&AD Awards – Yellow Pencil Nomination – Copywriter
PromaxBDA Local – Gold Award – Best Sports Program Spot

Short Film Awards:
Student Academy Award - Finalist - Experimental Category
Webby Award - Best Sound Design
Raindance Film Festival Special Jury Award
HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival – AFI Filmmaker Award – Best Short Film
Student Academy Award - Narrative Category
Gen Art Film Festival - Best Short Film
Gen Art Film Festival - Audience Award
Florida Film Festival – Audience Award – Best International Short Film
Delta’s Fly-In Movies Award at Sundance Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award
BAFTA/LA Award for Excellence - Honorable Mention
USA Film Festival - Special Jury Award – Best Short Film
Hatchfest – Groundbreakers Award – Best Director
Boulder International Film Festival – Best Short Film
Berlin International Film Festival – Talent Campus Winner
First Run Film Festival – Best Ensemble Cast Award

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