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Sarah Phillips is a cinematographer (and camera nerd) in Los Angeles.


She recently DPed a feature indie drama film in Los Angeles and Mexico called “IRL” about modern love and art (Best Cinematography Idyllwild Film Festival 2019, Best Cinematography Silicon Beach Film Festival 2019, RE-Frame Stamp 2018), a documentary in 360 in Bangladesh for The Gates Foundation and the Zuckerberg/Chan Initiative, a short drama “Lilac Ocean Pumpkin Pine” about a woman’s final wish (Founders Circle and Top Five Prize Louisiana Film Prize 2018, Gold Remi Best Drama Short Houston WorldFest 2019, Best Cinematography Circle City Film Fest 2019), a colonial New England proof of concept drama in Massachusetts “Land Of Light”, a thriller short “Man In The Corner,” a short Stephen King thriller in the Southern California desert “Beachworld,” and a SciFi short “Separation of Church and Livia” (Silver Remi Houston World Fest 2018, 2nd Place AT&T Shape Create-A-Thon 2017), a short scifi “Supplements” (SeriesFest 2020, Lousiana Film Prize 2019) as well as web series and music videos.


In addition she’s DPed a few documentaries that are works in progress, shot branded content for Google Pixel, Samsung, Bvlgari, The Grammys, Infiniti, PopSugar, TV show Pool Kings, LA Pride, as well as been in the camera dept for international commercials for brands like Greyhound, NBA 2K, Fitbit, and Sunmaid.


2024 - Telly Award - Best Banking Ad

2020 - Special Jury Prize - The Visionary Award - "Supplements" - SeriesFest

2019 -  The Mary Austin Award for Excellence in Cinematography - "IRL" - Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema

2019 - Best Cinematography - "Lilac Ocean Pumpkin Pine" - Circle City Film Festival

2019 - Best Cinematography (Feature Film) - "IRL" - Silicon Beach Film Festival

2018 - ReFrame Award for Gender-Balanced Crew - "IRL" - Los Angeles


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