Mostly Credited As: Philip G. Atwell
Country Of Birth: USA
Director/Executive-Producer, Philip G. Atwell, is the owner of Geronimo Film Productions Inc, a highly successful Music Video and Commercial company based in Los Angeles. Atwell started the company ten years ago, and under the Geronimo banner has produced videos for directors such as F. Gary Gray, Paulat Hunter and Hype Williams, all of which have gone on to successful feature film careers. Mr. Atwell began his directing in his own right in the late nineties. Since then he has been honored with an impressive eight MTV Music Video Awards and well over 20 nominations for artists that include 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Marilyn Manson, Snoop Dogg and Tupac. Atwell also directed and executive-produced the concert documentary DVD, The Up In Smoke Tour, featuring such Hip-Hop giants as Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, as well as The Anger Management Tour DVD for Eminem.
Atwell's first television commercial campaign for Coors Light, featured Dr. Dre's first appearance as a corporate representative. Based on this campaign, and the amazing storytelling and visuals in the music video Stan, Saatchi Advertising championed Atwell by including him in the 2002 New Director Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival. Since then, Atwell has expanded his talents beyond music videos and commercials, to the feature world. He directed the short films Severance Pay, a one-minute-movie for NBC and John Wells Productions, and a bonus short film that screened before the feature 2Fast2Furious, (bridging the sequel with its original movie, The Fast and the Furious). Philip was then hired by Jerry Bruckheimer to direct the second unit action sequences on National Treasure, starring Nicolas Cage. He is currently being sought after to direct his first feature film. Atwell's feature film producing credits include The Wash, starring Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. Most recently, he is the Executive Producer on Casting 101, a pilot he sold to MTV. Hosted by comedian Daniel Tosh, Casting 101 is a hilarious behind-the-scenes show that features audition footage of real Hollywood hopefuls as they try to book jobs on music videos, commercials and TV shows.