“Linas is an intuitive, sensitive, generous teacher. He is the best kind of instructor: one who facilitates a student's own discoveries into her project, without any imposition of his own style, preferences, agenda, or ego. I would happily toil away in any course that Linas is teaching!” - Abigail Browde
Linas Phillips, a two time Sundance alum, is a director, actor, teacher and therapist in training. He is currently a third year student at California Institute of Integral Studies in the drama therapy track. Before that he has a successful career making independent films. He was a frequent collaborator of the Duplass Brothers. In 2006 he walked 1200 miles to meet Werner Herzog, documented in his film Walking To Werner. As a writer/director his other work includes, Bass Ackwards, Rainbow Time, and The Ride. As an actor Linas has appeared in Twin Peaks, Eastbound & Down, Togetherness, and Manson Family Vacation to name a few. As the “screenplay doula” Linas teaches a character-based approach to screenwriting which utilizes improv, personal storytelling, drama therapy and spiritual teachings.