Alumni Spotlight – Michelle McPhillips

Alumni Spotlight – Michelle McPhillips

Born and raised in Hilliard, Michelle McPhillips is a 2011 graduate of Davidson High School. Throughout high school, she was active in drama club and choir and was a member of the Student Council and an officer for the National Honor Society.

She used her experiences as a launching point, earning a degree in English Literature and Film Studies from Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City in 2015. After college, she moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

She has worked at several entertainment companies, including in the book-to-film department of Creative Artists Agency, in the feature film division of Warner Bros., and most recently in the streaming features division of Blumhouse Productions and Paper Pictures (an independent production company). Last year, she had the chance to work on set in Stamford, Connecticut for the filming of the Netflix/Blumhouse movie “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone,” which is based on a Stephen King short story and stars Donald Sutherland and Jaeden Martell.

She recently accepted a position as an Associate Producer at Tongal, a platform for content creation that connects brands in need of creative work with an online community of directors, animators, storytellers and other creators. Michelle demonstrates that there are many ways to translate a passion for arts and entertainment into a career and is happy to answer questions from current Hilliard students. Feel free to contact her at  If you have an alumni you would like to see spotlighted, click here to send us an email!

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