Phil Hastings is an artist and filmmaker whos work has been exhibited internationally. He is a 2012 NYFA Film/Video Fellow and was an invited artist in the 18th Biennale of Sydney where his film Steadfast was screened at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
His personal films include animation, experimental and narrative modes of working and draw on his background in sculpture. Most of his film and video work has some connection to the sciences. His video documentation of the sexual cannibalism and reproduction practices of praying mantis has been licensed for the National Geographic television show Animal Taboos.
He is a former director of the Big Muddy Film Festival and received his MFA in cinema from Southern Illinois University and his BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design. He currently teaches Film and Video Arts in the Department of Visual Arts and New Media at SUNY Fredonia.
Work in progress can be seen on his website.
Higher resolution samples of video can be found on his Vimeo page.Website:http://www.philhastings.comhttp://www.vimeo.com/philhastings