Phil Newsom (Producer/Director) is a NYC-based producer and director working in film and theater. He served as the co-producer and co-writer for the feature film The Monument which won first place at the HAuNTcon Film Festival in 2005. His short film Kidnapping Carl was an official selection of the 2014 Manhattan Film Festival. Other film credits include Simple Mind, Kid Sister and the web series Deep Dish. For the stage he has produced Martin Blank’s The Law of Return and Avenue of the Americas, the award-winning musical Ten Reasons I Won’t Go Home With You (nominated, Excellence in Producing Award, MITF), Super Sidekick the Musical (“Best of FringeNYC 2012”) and Aaron Kozak’s critically acclaimed The Birthday Boys with ArtEffects Theatre Company, a company he co-founded in 2009. He is the co-founder and co-producer of Polyphony Creative, the DAMN! Film Series and The Story Around The Story podcast, now on iTunes.