Philips Shum is a cinematographer based in Los Angeles, California who specializes in narrative and music video productions.
His latest projects include: comedic drama The Happys directed by Tom Gould and John Serpe, starring Janeane Garofalo & Melissa McBride;
high school dramatic comedy Opening Night directed by Jack Henry Robbins, starring Anthony Rapp & Cheyenne Jackson; modern relationship web-series Us directed by Dan Chen; WWI psychological thriller Crossing directed by Michael Pontvert; music videos Blow a Check, Overtime, Why You Always Hatin? for hip-hop icons P. Diddy, ScHoolboy Q, YG, Kamaiyah and Drake.
Philips is an alumni of the University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts. He has studied under ASC members Judy Irola and
Earl Rath, and was closely mentored by award-winning cinematographer Nelson Cragg (The People v. O.J. Simpson). In 2015, Philips was nominated for Miami Web Fest best cinematography award for his work on web-series Us.
Just Dougie (series pilot)
The Happys (feature)
Opening Night (feature)
Spirit Blossom (short)
Tom Gould, John Serpe
Jack Henry Robbins
Eric Cook, Lizbeth Chappell
Eric B Fleischman
Top Dawg Entertainment
Bad Boy Records