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World Premiere of "LET'S TALK ABOUT ME!"

The world premiere of April's new musical comedy stage show takes place at Te Raukura Ki Kapiti Coastlands Theatre in September 2022.  Featuring the original music of Andrew London and with both April and Andrew in lead roles. 

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"The Haka" wins at Top of the South

"The Haka", the short film written by Isaac Lee and April Phillips, directed by Isaac Lee and produced by Clarative Media, has won Best Film Aotearoa at the Top of the South film festival, New Zealand.  May 2022. 

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"1978" the feature film

April is co-writer and co-director on the new Isaac Lee feature film "1978", currently in production, 2022.   

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"The Odds" film & Salem Horror Film Fest

We're excited to announce that our horror short "The Odds" has been selected to screen at the Salem Horror Fest as part of their virtual ALTER screening. October 2021. 

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"The Odds" film heading to Sydney

We're excited to announce that our horror short "The Odds" has been selected to screen at A Night Of Horror International Film Festival in Sydney, Australia.  April has attended in the past with her film "R.E.M." and it's a fabulous festival. 

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"The Haka" film heading to Cannes

Having reached nearly 1 million views across YouTube and Facebook, WWI set short film "The Haka" (co-written by April and director Isaac Lee) has been selected for the highly regarded Cinema des Antipodes Cannes Cinephiles which runs from 6-17 July, and the 23rd Festival des Antipodes, Saint-Tropez 13-17 October 2021. 

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HUMANITARIAN AWARD - OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

April is humbled and incredibly grateful to be the winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award in the annual BEST SHORTS COMPETITION HUMANITARIAN AWARDS 2020.  The award is for her film "The Last Man on Earth" which focuses on the value of people with disabilities in a sci-fi setting.  The goal of the Humanitarian Award is to honor filmmakers who are bringing awareness to issues of Ecological, Political, Social Justice, Health and Wellness, Animals, Wildlife, Conservation and Spiritual importance.  Each year Best Shorts bestows a Humanitarian Award to a deserving filmmaker who is committed to making a difference in the world and tells the story with outstanding filmmaking craft. 

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HUMANITARIAN AWARD NOMINATION

April is humbled and incredibly grateful to be a nominee for the Best Shorts Film Competition Annual Humanitarian Awards for her film "The Last Man on Earth" which focuses on the value of people with disabilities in a sci-fi setting.  The goal of the Humanitarian Award is to honor filmmakers who are bringing awareness to issues of Ecological, Political, Social Justice, Health and Wellness, Animals, Wildlife, Conservation and Spiritual importance.  Each year Best Shorts bestows a Humanitarian Award to a deserving filmmaker who is committed to making a difference in the world and tells the story with outstanding filmmaking craft. 

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AWARD NOMINATION

April is thrilled that FilmQuest has nominated her for the Minerva Award 2020.  This award is made to a female filmmaker/duo/group whose work embodies the advancement of the voice and empowerment of the female filmmaker in genre cinema today. Must have been a film directed, written, and/or produced by the same female filmmaker. 

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THE ODDS FILM

"The Odds" horror short film has been completed.  Written by April and co-produced with Matthew Mawkes ("Blind Panic", "Burst"), this thrilling film was directed by Matt Sharp.  We're now submitting to film festivals so watch this space! 

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AWARDS FINALIST

April's film "The Last Man on Earth" has been nominated as a finalist in the Annual Independent Shorts Awards 2020.  Out of a pool of 5000 amazing films, this is a huge honour. 

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THE HAKA film

Principal photography has been completed on the WW1 short film "The Haka" co-written by April and directed and produced by Isaac Lee.   

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LET'S TALK ABOUT ME

January 2021

April has completed the script for the new stage musical show "Let's Talk About Me" featuring the original songs of hugely popular singer/songwriter Andrew London.  Watch this space for news about the premiere production!