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Andrew Phillips

Andrew Phillips

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Andrew's work combines: Film, Business, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Producer/Production Manager

I manage filming schedules and logistics on large movie productions.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Film/Cinema/Media Studies

    California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Producers & Directors:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Film/Cinema/Media Studies

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Graduated from college and worked at a restaurant.

  • 2.

    Started filming personal projects with friends in my spare time.

  • 3.

    Got a job as a project manager at an insurance firm because I wasn't making enough money.

  • 4.

    After several years, I decided to try to go back to school for Business.

  • 5.

    In school I realized I really wanted to go back to film making.

  • 6.

    Quit my job, moved to Los Angeles, and found a job at a production company.

  • 7.

    Worked my way up to become a Producer/Production Manager.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Family:

    You should become an accountant because you need to make money.

  • How I responded:

    I realized it's not all about the money, and you can't always listen to your family. Only you know what's best for your own life to be happy.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Financial hardship was something my family always struggled with. I had to give up my dreams for a while to save up money. Just remember your dream and your vision and work hard.