About Chrys

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Guilds and Organizations


Women In Film Los Angeles



Directors Guild Australia


Screen Producers of Australia



Australian Writers' Guild


Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts



Australian Film Institute

Chrys's passion and drive to tell stories has led her to become an international acclaimed and best-selling Author and successful Screenwriter/Director. She is passionate about creating stories that engage audiences and evoke emotions, through her relatable and authentic characters that have true identities, voices and life choices.

Praised and revered for her success and contributions within the industry, Phillips soared to acclaim as a respected and well-known Writer & Director with the success of her TV Drama Series Counter Play which aired on Australia’s Nine Network 2018-2020 and worldwide on streaming platform Amazon Prime. 


Since then, Chrys and her production company have had a first-look deal with Nine Network Australia.

Masterfully transitioning from TV to Film, the YA feel-good summer flick Madison and the Happiness Jar marks Chrys's feature directorial debut. The movie which was shot during 2020 pandemic, premiered in June 2021 to five star reviews on SVOD Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Roku & SKY Q. It will air to Australian audiences in 2022 on Nine Network. 

In 2021, Chrys directed her second feature film; the gritty, rock n roll dramedy The Rise of Billy Jones and closed out the year with numerous award nominations, including a Directors Guild win for Best Direction in a Movie Made for TV or SVOD.

Having worked extensively in the US, Chrys has worked with top tier industry clients and companies including; ViacomCBS, ABC, Village Roadshow, Netflix and Amazon Prime.