Matt Phillips lives in San Diego and was born in Palm Springs, California. He was raised in the Coachella Valley and nearby Mojave High Desert. He has worked as a busboy, pool attendant, waiter, bartender, halfway-decent restaurant manager, film festival administrator and newspaper reporter.
He lived for stints in Portland (Oregon), Boston, Durham (North Carolina) and Denver. He has manned the grill during hellish dinner rushes, poured beers for lobstermen, tipped back drinks on the job, run a 50-mile ultra-marathon and reported on art, academia and Rock ’n’ Roll.
Short pieces of his fiction have been published in Flash Fiction Offensive, Pulp Metal Magazine, Powder Burn Flash and WeirdYear. He has made or written films that have played at the PollyGrind Film Festival in Las Vegas and the DVXUser Twilight Film Festival.