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Director Phillip Montgomery joins forces with Farm League in a partnership united with a ‘story-first’ mentality and a passion to make powerful and impactful films. 

Montgomery’s credits include commercial campaigns (P&G, Guinness, Google, Jack Daniel’s, Uber), short films, and music videos spanning the documentary and narrative genres.

The Minneapolis/St. Paul native made his way to the Golden Coast after graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and first broke through in 2013 with a place in SHOOT Magazine’s prestigious New Directors Showcase and the Cannes New Director Award for his documentary work with the 2012 Olympic Games for P&G. He’s gone on to receive Cannes Silver and Bronze Lions among other awards, and many accolades for his narrative work.

“Phillip is an amazing director who thoughtfully elevates both the visual and narrative aspects of the stories he tells,” says Farm League owner/executive producer Tim Lynch, “I'm so excited to bring his talent, drive, and professionalism to our team. Phil’s experience for ideating on a brief or writing his own scripts gives him a unique ability to create the work he wants to make and films he truly believes in.”

Montgomery joins Farm League as they celebrate their 10th anniversary. The company continues to grow their reputation as a forward-thinking creative powerhouse, best known for pushing boundaries in the commercial, branded, and documentary spaces for clients including Guinness, Nike, Ford, Patagonia, and YETI.

“I’ve followed Farm League for quite some time and I’m a big fan of many directors on their roster. Needless to say, it was a no brainer when presented with the opportunity to join,” Montgomery says. “Behind the scenes, they are one of the most grounded, hardworking companies I have had the privilege to be involved with. More importantly, they have amazing taste and an eye for what’s fresh. TL has fostered excellent talent with a keen eye for what’s going to bring things to the next level. I’m proud to be a part of that.”

Montgomery, who was previously represented by Tool of NA, most recently directed a mini-series for The History Channel airing in 2021 and short film Big Boy Pants, which premiered as a Vimeo Staff Pick. He also wrote, directed, and produced several COVID-era productions, including short film The Things We Miss and anthemic We're Back for Sanctuary Fitness.

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