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, Paul Hunter and Hype Williams, all of which have gone on to successful feature film careers. 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. Philip 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. Recent videos include "Ass Like That" for Eminem and "Dreams" for The Game. 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. Mr. Atwell also directed "Barber Shaqā€¯ for Verizon's VCast, starring Shaquille O'Neal.
Since then, Atwell has expanded his talents beyond music videos and commercials, to the feature and TV worlds. 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). Mr. Atwell was then hired by Jerry Bruckheimer to direct the second unit action sequences on NATIONAL TREASURE, starring Nicolas Cage. Most recently Philip was given the opportunity to direct an episode of the award winning hit drama, "The Shield."
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