A near 50-year resident of the Austin area, Phil founded Film Fleet LLC in early 1994. But his adventure in the Texas film business began long before. Phil owned and operated a motorhome rental business for many years.
In 1980, the production BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS approached him with the opportunity to provide rental equipment. He soon parted ways with his rental business and worked as a driver on his first feature length film, RED HEADED STRANGER. Within a few short years, Phil worked his was to becoming a Transportation Coordinator for some of the area’s largest productions, including MISS CONGENIALITY, SECONDHAND LIONS, THE ALAMO, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE ORIGIN, and THE HITCHER. Phil has also ventured to work on various out-of-state projects, including GLORY ROAD and FAILURE TO LAUNCH. the opportunity to work in Hollywood has presented itself many times, Phil continued to choose Austin home. He continued his work through WE CAN BE HEROS and with two seasons of the WALKER reboot.
In June 2023, Phil ended his legendary run as a Transportation Coordinator. He also retired as President of Film Fleet, and is now simply known as our amazing Founder.
Phil and his wife, Sissy, have been happily married for 48 years. Together they have three children, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. When the opportunity presents itself, Phil loves to hit the slot machines. He is also a die-hard supporter of animal rescues – especially dogs.