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Completed On: 01 Feb, 2022

Director: Phillip Eugene Walker

Duration: 14 min 33 sec

Genres: Documentary, Experimental, Short

Language: English

Country: United States

Submitted By: Phillip E. Walker

Festival Rating 8.0

Now available in public distribution, this 15 minute documentary short film has earned 81+ Awards to date including Dubai’s IFAME Golden Camel 2022 BEST EXPERIMENTAL & BEST HISTORICAL FILM plus 2022 Black Lady & 24 FPS’ 2021 BEST PERFORMER of the YEAR honors, “2022 Black History Month” (BHM) depicts a more than half century of artist activism by International Motion Picture Critics 2021 LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDEE Phillip E. Walker-MFA. After acknowledging PhilE’s foundations, this petite motion picture displays the igniting of Walker’s activist life beginning as a novice thespian realizing the power of art while delivering the “I Have A Dream” speech to his 1968 Southside of Chicago Morgan Park high school total population on the morning after Dr. King’s assassination. The "Video Memoir" then continues through Phillip’s major participation in the movements that encouraged currently popular Black History Month & Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrations through his African American Drama Company’s extensive traveling. Depicted next is this Walker family patriarch actively standing up against Hollywood producers’ illegal treatment of their employees. With the purpose of encouraging all 50 United States of America to officially recognize the USA’s new Juneteenth Federal Holiday, let us just call “2022 Black History Month” a memoir short film displaying performing arts as a justice making tool!

  • Directors
    Phillip Eugene Walker
    Inland Empire Films Promo
  • Producers
    African American Drama Company
    Can I Speak For You Brother?
  • Writers
    Phillip E. Walker
  • Performer
  • Sound Design
    Alberto Anaya Lopez
    Dr. Isai's Insects & Before I Let Go
  • Archivist (photos+)
    Hope D. Williams
  • Editor
    Phillip Walker
    Hollywood Actor Jobs
  • Historical Consultant
    Dr. Ethel Pitts Walker
  • Film Type
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres
  • Runtime
    14 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date
    01 Feb, 2022
  • Production Budget
    1000 USD
  • Country of Origin
    United States
  • Country of Filming
    United States
  • Film Language
  • Shooting Format
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Film Color
  • Student Project
  • First-time Filmmaker

United States
Rancho Cucamonga, California
Top Historical Film Nominee

Inland Empire Films
United States: All Rights

Director's Biography

During 2022, his best Hollywood year ever, beginning with this "2022 Black History Month..." Production, Phillip Eugene Walker-MFA Executive Produced five short films: "Juneteenth.Rocks" (which he also Directed), "MDJ Reunion", "Sweetest Vacation" and "On Being an Indigenous Entrepren-Artist" (also Directed by Walker). As well that year, he Associate Produced the 8th episode of J. D. Marta's "Rock God" web series. In 2023 Phillip is scheduled to Executive Produce and Direct his first ever Music Video - Carmen Milagro's "Living Legend" plus is currently serving as Associate Producer for Brian Arrieta's "Dinner Party". Having won four DIRECTOR Awards during the 2020-21 season alone (including a Hollywood Actor Jobs nod from rhe city of New York’s Brooklyn International Cinafest) plus being honored as a IADFA 2021 BEST DIRECTOR, Phillip has previously directed more than 100 live, in-person theatre productions. During the Pandemic, through Walker Entertainer Academy, he has so far secured over 700 awards and more for the 25 productions he marketed during that time period. Personally, becoming employed as full-time Hollywood talent within days of his 2014 Southern California arrival, PhilE has been cast in more than 1000 talent gigs including as a naked Co-Star in HBO’s multiple EMMY & GOLDEN GLOBE Awarded "Westworld" and had 534+ Worldwide short film festival on screen appearances as the solo actor in Vahan Bedelian’s CHAPLINESQUE, 78 time award winning one-man-silent-movie "WineGame". During the upcoming live “ANSWERS” workshop, Phillip will show online attendees how to do even better than the 144 talent gigs he secured during his first LA LA Land year.


Director's Statement

I'm a reluctant film director - doing it because I have to!


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    International Motion Picture Critic's Awards