Phil Hessler

Phil Hessler developed a passion for the creative arts at a young age. He began making home movies as a young boy on Cape Cod where he developed an innate passion for action sports. Fast forward 10 years and Phil has an immense amount experience as both a content creator and competitive snowboarder. His passion has taken him around the world and back and he has worked for the leaders in action sports photography such as Brain Farm Digital Cinema in Jackson, WY. He has shot and edited commercial pieces for Oliberte and National Geographic, is also a published photographer and writer at only 21. As the co-director of the feature documentary, Far From Home, part of Phil’s responsibility was raising the $200,000 it took to develop, shoot, and edit the film. He partnered with the non-profit, The FuturePositiv Project and now sits on the board as their youngest member. He also negotiated sponsorships and strategic advertisement spots for the film to raise money. He is currently in his senior year at Westminster College in Salt Lake City and is a sponsored snowboarder.