An award-winning filmmaker, Phil Bertelsen works in both fiction and non-fiction. His first film, AROUND THE TIME, was a drama honored with several awards, including a Student Academy Award. His next film, THE SUNSHINE also won numerous festival awards including a Director’s Guild East Award. Additionally, Bertelsen wrote and directed OUTSIDE LOOKING IN, an hour-long PBS documentary examining transracial adoption in America. He followed with EVERY OTHER a satire on racial identity, as part of the Matters of Race series.
Recently, he produced CHISHOLM ’72, which premieres at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and is slated for a Fall theatrical release. Additionally, Bertelsen participated in the Sundance filmmaker’s workshops as a screenwriter and director where he developed a feature-length screenplay.
Bertelsen holds an M.F.A. in Film from New York University and a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University.
Tribeca All Access® | 2009
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