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Young Phil

Young Phil
is a fake biopic about the life of a young Dr. Phil. 

This was shot and premiered in March 2023 as my thesis project in the Integrated Media program at CalArts, and in 2024 was part of SF Indie Fest’s official festival selection. 

A Los Angeles premiere and online video release are coming soon in 2024!

Written and Directed by James Thomer
Cinematography by Brandon Kelly, Dillon Moore, Kevin Kearney
Edited by James Thomer
Original Score by James Thomer
Color by Kevin Luna
Sound by Niko Simikic
Production Sound by Shannon Cain
Production Design by Renee Clark
Makeup by Lili Balasino, Lily Valero, Dahlia Carmichael
Starring James Thomer, Brent Weinbach, Andrea Adolph, Chanda Davetes, Oliver Paris Gifford, Cameron Richter, Jeffrey De-Leon, Tatiana Katona