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Director Chrys Phillips Answers Our Quickfire Questions

Chrys Phillips is an Australian film director and best-selling, award-winning author.  Chrys was the first ever Australian woman to direct, produce and air a hit TV show on Amazon TV without raising any capital. The show (called Counterplay) is a hit and is currently airing its second season. In the height of COVID, Chrys directed and produced two feature films- one of which was based on her bestselling book Madison & The Happiness Jar. The show is currently available to watch on Amazon, Apple TV, Roku & Sky UK.  

The first thing I do in the morning is…  

I drink juice and do a quick 15 minute yoga stretch session  

The last thing I googled was…  

Hah! hyper allergenic concealers as I haven’t ever used one  
 

If my days had one extra hour…  

I would actually pamper myself more  
 

The best advice I ever received was…  

From a dear friend … “if he truly likes , you everything else doesn’t matter.” 
 

When I’m stressed…  

I put music on to chill  

When my self-confidence has taken a hit…  

I think about for a while and then realize it is what it is and don’t allow it to define me 

My guilty pleasure is…  

Is always chocolate, I think I’ve officially made it one of the five essential food groups  
 

My most memorable career highlight was…  

That’s a hard one… on location in LA with hilarious crew and being friends with the cast too  
 

A career achievement I’m dying to check off is…  

Direct Nicholas Cage or Aiden Turner  
 

If you looked at my desktop you’d see…  

Many fan edits I keep of my book series, Magic Wars Saga 
 

My most memorable travel experience was…  

Road trip from Los Angeles to Atlanta  
 

I’m dying to splurge on… 

More clothes and accessories  
 

One thing people don’t realize about the TV/Film industry is…  

You must a have tough skin, otherwise it’ll knock you over. You have to have a driven attitude and do long hours  
 

The best advice for writing a book is…  

Write a first draft then edit it once, then stop and give it to a professional editor otherwise you’ll keep rewriting your rewrites  
 

My most treasured possession is… 

Of course my daughter  
 

My biggest career regret is…  

Being to shy when I started in the film industry to talk to very high profile people that could’ve assist me more. I allowed my shyness to stop some prospective opportunities  
 

One thing I wish people knew about me is…  

I was a paid artist & tutor many years ago, painting and sketching. 

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