Phil Olson 

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Produced Screenplays:

THE LAST FLIGHT OUT      Action
Re-wrote The Last Flight Out, an action-drama produced by Franklin Graham. A missionary in a small town in Columbia is held captive by a local drug lord. The missionary’s father hires an ex-marine to rescue her daughter and bring her home.

THE RED PHONE - MANHUNT      Action
Re-wrote Manhunt, an action adventure pilot as part of The Red Phone series, starring Joe Penny, Arnold Vosloo, and Michael Ironsides. An independent anti-terrorist group is hired to stop a group of terrorists from assassinating several heads of state at an international conference in Cape Town.

THE RED PHONE - CHECKMATE      Action
Re-wrote Checkmate, the sequel to Manhunt also starring Joe Penny, Arnold Vosloo, and Michael Ironsides. An independent anti-terrorist group is hired to stop a nuclear bomb attack on Berlin.

Produced Television:

DIRECT FROM HOLLYWOOD with ANDREEA MARIN
Wrote 12 episodes of a new entertainment television show for Romania One Television, starring Andreea Marin, the number one television personality in Romania.

THE BRINI MAXWELL SHOW
Writer for the pilot episode. A "Home Improvement" type show with a twist. Picked up by E! Television.

Produced Video/DVD:

THE MAKING OF THE HOOTERS CALENDAR        DOCUMENTARY
A fun, sexy look at how this #1 selling calendar was put together. The one-hour, PG-13, video takes a lighter look at the "making of" phenomenon, while featuring over 50 of the most beautiful Hooter Girls.

THE AL OERTER COMEBACK
Wrote, produced, and directed this short film starring Al Oerter, the only four-time Olympic Gold Medal Discus Champion. Finalist in The Long Island Film Festival.

Screenplays:

HOOTERS: THE MOVIE      Comedy
Commissioned to write the screenplay based on the rise and near fall of the delightfully tacky, yet unrefined restaurant chain.

THANKSGIVING   Drama/Comedy
Based on the award winning play “A Nice Family Gathering.” It’s Thanksgiving Day and the first family gathering at the Lundeen household since Dad died. At the gathering, Dad comes back as a ghost with a mission; to tell his wife he loved her, something he neglected to tell her while he was alive.

GOOD AND EVIL    Drama
A con man takes on the identity of a minister in a small town in order to rob the church and finds out who he really is.

REFORM SCHOOL GIRLS      Comedy    (Script was sold!)
Sequel to the cult hit, Reform School Girls, filmed in 1986.

NOT GUILTY      Drama/Thriller
An unscrupulous law firm murders people, frames someone else for the murder, then takes on that person’s case and defends them.

REAL REALITY      Comedy/Adventure
A 13 year-old boy and his 15 year-old sister accidentally get transported back in time through a super computer to a fairy tale-like Renaissance.

THE PERFECT PROPOSAL     Romantic Comedy                                                             

 A guy who's been dating his girlfriend for three years is about to lose her unless he comes up with the perfect proposal. The script has recently been optioned.

 

SIOUX FALLS        Coming of Age Comedy                                                                   

Sioux Falls is based on a true story about four small town Minnesota kids ages 13 to 15, who plan to sneak out, "borrow" a parent's car, drive all night to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to buy illegal fireworks, and get home before their parents wake up.

WORD OF HONOR      Drama/Thriller
The hunt to find the person who blew up a small town post office, killing three people.

CATCHING NESSIE    Romantic Comedy
Nessie is the name they gave the largest Bass ever to break water at Bass Lake. Jack Swenson, gym teacher at Bass Lake Elementary School, has been obsessed with catching Nessie all his life, and the big Bass Contest is upon us. When Jack’s girlfriend, Peggy, goes fishing for the first time in her life she does the unthinkable, she catches Nessie. Needless to say, the relationship is over. Now, Jack has to decide what’s more important, his girlfriend or a fish.

PRESUMED DEAD     Action Adventure
One day while on recon, Marine Sergeant Frank Roberts’ entire platoon was wiped out by Viet Cong. Roberts survived, but never came home from Viet Nam. Now a mercenary in the northern jungles of Thailand, Sergeant Roberts has set out on a one man crusade of absolution. His daughter, now grown up, believes her father is still alive, so she sets out on a mission to find him and discover why he never came home. When she’s kidnapped by Burmese outlaws, the only one who can save her is her father who shows up alive after 26 years of being presumed dead.

NORTH DUMPLING ISLAND     Murder Mystery
A group of people spend the weekend on a secluded island and only two survive.

WHITEFISH BAY      Comedy
Screenplay developed from the play, Cräppie Talk.

Spec Television:

WHITEFISH BAY        Sitcom Pilot
Sitcom pilot developed from the play, Cräppie Talk.

SCRUBS       Spec Sitcom
Finalist in the Acclaim Television Script Competition. Kelso announces a new rotation in Gynocology and Urology – pelvics, rectals and hernias. The interns have to practice on each other.