A graduate of the Long Island University’s Film program, Phillips went on to study Media Arts at South Carolina University. A director and self-taught cinematographer, Phillips takes on the additional role of producer within The Paradise Collective, as well as acting as artist management for several of the collective’s members.



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He has over fifteen national and international awards with short format films, which have led to other music video and feature film productions. Phillips’ work within The Collective includes the latest music video for Neon Hitch, Sparks, which has been featured on the front page of Vevo, as well as MTV. His music video for Eriel Indigo’s Innocence premiered on Revolt TV. He directed a commercial spot for Kahlua, featuring Jeff Bridges.

Ryan Gregory Phillips conceived The Paradise Collective as a sanctuary for like-minded, dedicated artists to create, collaborate and find financial success through their work. An award-winning filmmaker, Phillips created a collaborative environment for artists to work freely and build their brand, fostering a blend of business ethics and creativity. Knowing the struggle of working a day-job to pay for your art, Phillips, a former bartender, wanted nothing more than to make art and make money from his craft. This desire is what motivated him to develop a haven for artists, a community dedicated to nurturing artists and their success.

Phillips draws upon his own professional experiences to mentor and motivate the artist members of The Paradise Collective. He endeavors to help them find the shortest distance between concept and success. He advocates for artistic awareness, preparedness and patience. He places a strong emphasis on maintaining a ‘ready for anything’ mentality. Phillips’ own idea of paradise; the ability to continually create, while caring for family and friends with no financial worries, easily explains his choice of name for The Paradise Collective. It is a goal he set not only for himself, but also for artists with whom he collaborates.

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Awards and Achievements

Rochester International Young Audience Film Festival

Best Editing In A Film , 2005

Theodore Case Film Festival

Best Thriller , 2006

Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities

Accepted , 2008

ReelHeART International Film Festival, Toronto

Official Selection , 2009

Honolulu Film Festival  

Aloha Accolade , 2009

Swansea Bay International Film Fest, UK

Finalist, 2009, Why We Smoke

Bayou City Inspirational Film Fest  

Official Selection , 2009

The International Family Film Fest Los Angeles

Finalist, 2009

DelRay Beach Film Festival

Official Selection, 2009

Asheville Film Festival

Best Southern Film Award, SCETV, 2009


New Filmmakers New York

Official Selection , 2009

Gone With The Film Festival, Los Angeles

 Official Selection , 2009

The Female Eye, Toronto 

Finalist , 2009

KOS International Health Film Festival, KOS, Greece

Invitation To Present , 2009

Finger Lakes Film Festival

People's Choice Award, 2009

Finger Lakes Film FestivaL

Grand Prize, 2009

Finger Lakes Film Festival

Best in Genre: Narrative Fiction , 2009

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival Athens, Greece

Official Selection , 2011

Bare Bones International Film Festival

Indy Auteur Of The Year Nominee , 2014
Nominated as Indy Auteur Of The Year for the film Southern Comfort for Directing, Producing, Editing, & Music Supervising in one production.