ABOUT

Phil Scarpaci's directorial career began directing plays at the Group Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles. Since then, he has directed countless award winning projects in a wide range of genres from theatre to independent feature films to Disney children's programming, music videos and commercials.

Feature films include the just completed Driving Home to New Orleans, and the award-winning In the Key of EliBlue Bus, and Welcome to September. All three films have garnered multiple awards on the domestic and international film festival circuit including Best Feature, Best International Feature,  Audience Awards, Best Comedy, and Best Ensemble Cast.

Scarpaci has also directed award winning children's programming for Disney for over 20 years. Projects include numerous After School Specials as well as two series, Beyond the Page and Safety Smart Science with Bill Nye the Science Guy.

 

Other directing projects include episodes for SAF3, a prime time action series from the creators of Baywatch and a sitcom pilot, Swallow Your Bliss, which he also co-created.

In 2020 Scarpaci directed the world premiere play Hollywood Land at the Dylan Thomas Theatre in Wales. Baby Oh Baby, a play that Scarpaci co-wrote and directed, had its world premiere at the Whitefire Theatre in Los Angeles and was the inspiration for the documentary From Page to Stage.

The documentary film From Page To Stage - For the Love of Theatre follows the talented troupe of actors, writers and director of Baby Oh Baby as they face the challenges of developing a new play and taking it literally from page to stage. The documentary had its world premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival in April 2017.

 

Scarpaci’s short film, A Cat Tale,  won the audience choice award at the 2020 Toronto Lift-Off  Film Festival. Driving Home to New Orleans, his just finished feature, is currently under consideration for 2021 film festivals worldwide.

Phil Scarpaci's diverse directing background has one common thread; his unique ability to establish a creative and collaborative work environment. It's not uncommon for actors to say Phil's approach to directing promotes some of "my best work ever" and that it’s his feel for the material and his touch with actors that make it so special to work with him.

 

CREDITS

DriVing Home To New Orleans

Feature Film
2021

A CAT tale

Short Film
2020

Laugh

Short Film
2019

Smile

Short Film
2018

From Page To Stage

Documentary
2017

Swallow Your Bliss

Television Pilot
2014

SAF3

TV Series
2013

In The Key Of Eli

Feature Film
2011

Blue Bus

Feature Film
2010

SAFETY SMART SCIENCE WITH BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY: Germs & Your HeaLth

Disney
2010

SAFETY SMART SCIENCE WITH BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY: FIRE

Disney
2009

SAFETY SMART SCIENCE WITH BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY: ELECTRICITY

Disney
2008

BEYOND THE PAGE

Disney
2006

Welcome to September

Feature Film
2005

Doll In The Dark

Feature Film
1998

Neon Signs

Feature Film
1996

Baja Run

Feature Film
1995

Off-World Interceptor

Video Game
1994

D.A.R.E. To Be Aware

Disney
1993

No Big Deal

Disney
1992

Big Brother Blues

Disney
1992

I'm No Fool

Disney
1991

It's Not My Fault

Disney
1991

Zort Sorts

Disney
1990

Earth Changes

PBS Documentary
1990
 
 

AWARDS

A cat tale

Winner Audience Choice Award - Toronto Lift-Off Film Festival 2020

LAUGH

Short Online Selection - 19th Annual First Glance Film Festival, Los Angeles 2019

Official Selection - Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival 2019

SMILE

Official Selection  - Toronto Lift-Off Film Festival 2018

In The Key Of Eli

Winner Audience Award - Feel Good Film Festival

Winner Funniest Flick - Silk City Flick Fest

Winner Audience Award - CGIFF

Winner Best in Fest - Swansea Bay Film Festival

Winner Best Supporting Actor - Monaco International Film Festival

Winner Best Supporting Actress - Monaco International Film Festival

Winner Best Ensemble Cast - Monaco International Film Festival

Winner Best Original Story - Monaco International Film Festival

BLUE BUS

Best International Feature - Swansea Bay International film festival Wales

Winner Best Feature - Memphis IFF

Winner - River Bend Film Festival

Winner - Macon Film Festival

Welcome To September

Best of the Festival - Berkeley Film Festival

Best Feature - Mania Film Festival

Best Feature - JAFF Film Festival

Best American Feature - Swansea Bay Film Festival, Wales

Bill Nye The Science Guy

Won the prestigious:

IDMA/DVDA Excellence Awards 2009 for Excellence in Children's Programming

One of two awards given this year in this category to Disney, (the other went to Wall.E).

Beyond The Page

Cine Golden Eagle

Film Council Bronze Plaque

Learning Magazine Teacher's Choice Award

 

CONTACT

21130 Costanso St. Ste. 100

Woodland Hills, CA  91364

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