Born in New Jersey, the second son of a chocolatier, Kevin Phillips directed the short film Too Cool for School, which was accepted into the 2015 Cannes Semaine De La Critique. Super Dark Times, his feature debut, premiered at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam and the Tribeca Film Festival in 2017. The film was highly acclaimed and went on to participate in more than a dozen festivals around the world, garnering awards including Best Feature Film at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in Switzerland. The Orchard acquired worldwide rights to Super Dark Times in 2017, facilitating the domestic theatrical / on-demand release in September of that year. Kevin was nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award in 2018 as “Someone to Watch.” He is signed as a director with United Talent Agency and as a cinematographer with WPA.