More Todd Phillips Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Starsky & Hutch)Todd Phillips' most recent film was the hugely successful Old School with Will Ferrell, Luke Wilson and Vince Vaughn in 2003, which Phillips co-wrote with Scot Armstrong.
Phillips graduated from New York University Film School in 1994. His first forays in to filmmaking were documentaries. While still a student at NYU, he produced and directed his first film, Hated - a documentary that chronicled controversial punk rocker GG Allin. The film became an underground sensation and was soon released theatrically in the US and Europe. In 1996, Phillips returned to the director's chair with the critically acclaimed and equally controversial Frat House, a graphic portrayal of college hazing rituals that won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. He followed that success with Bittersweet Motel, a documentary on the musical cult phenomenon Phish, which was released theatrically in the United States in August of 2000. That same year he made the transition from documentary films to feature films with the hit teen comedy Road Trip, working with veteran filmmaker Ivan Reitman. Todd co-wrote Road Trip with Scot Armstrong in the first of many screenwriting collaborations.
Biography #3 (for Old School)Todd Phillips previously directed and co-wrote the hit comedy Road Trip, which was his first major studio release and his first collaboration with The Montecito Picture Company. Phillips is next set to direct Starsky & Hutch, the big-screen version of the popular 1970s cop series, which stars Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Snoop Dogg.
Phillips graduated from New York University Film School in 1994. While attending NYU, he produced and directed his first documentary, Hated, about America's most dangerous punk rocker, GG Allin. The film was released theatrically in the U.S. and Europe.
His next film was the critically acclaimed and equally controversial documentary Frat House, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. He followed that success with Bittersweet Motel, a documentary on the rock band Phish, which was released theatrically in the fall of 2000.
Bio courtesy DreamWorks for "Old School" (01-Jan-2000)