Cake Day


Short Film – Canada – 2020 –  15 min
Color | English with French subtitles | 1.85 | 5.1


Cameron wakes on the morning of his five-year sobriety cake day after relapsing the night before. With his celebration rapidly approaching, he emotionally deteriorates while contemplating the consequences of being honest.

  • REGARD | Festival international du court métrage au Saguenay, 2020
  • Not Short on Talent – Cannes, 2020
  • Flickers’ Rhode Island International Short Film Festival, 2020
  • Fantasia, 2020
  • LA Shorts, 2020
  • Woodstock Film Festival, 2020
  • Cinemagic Belfast, 2020
  • Vancouver International Film Festival, 2020 *Best BC Short
  • Miami Short Film Festival, 2020
  • Tacoma Film Festival, 2020
  • Festival du Cinéma International en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, 2020


  • Cameron Crosby
  • Steven Roberts


  • Director : Phillip Thomas
  • Producers : Phillip Thomas & Spencer Foley (Confluence Films)
  • Director of Photography : Liam Mitchell
  • Sound : Eugenio Battaglia
  • Music : Jeremy Wallace Mclean
  • Editing : Phillip Thomas


Phillip Thomas is a Canadian Academy Award nominated writer, director, and produce. His debut feature film When the Ocean Met the Sky (written and produced by Phillip) premiered at the 2015 Montreal World Film Festival and was selected by the Toronto International Film Festival film circuit before entering an 18 month festival run accumulating 16 awards internationally and being purchased by The Orchard for worldwide distribution.

Phillip’s latest release, The Fish & The Sea,  premiered at the 2018 Palm Springs Int’l ShortFest and went on to play in festivals all over the world and was picked up for distribution by Travelling Dist. The film was nominated for a 2019 Canadian Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Drama, and will debut on television end of June 2019.

As a writer Phillip’s driven by a deep curiosity for the human condition. He creates narratives that focus primarily on character and story in order to change your perspective, affect you, and challenge your understanding of humanity. As an artists interested in all aspects of the filmmaking process Phillip has a deep interest writing, directing, and producing and will engage in any combination of those fields depending on a projects needs.



2018 | Fiction | 20 min | Canada

Canadian Screen Awards, 2019 | NOMINATED – Best Live Action Short Film
Leo Awards, 2019 | WINNER – Best Short Drama, Best Direction, Best Male Performance
Palm Springs International ShortFest, 2018
Cork Film Festival, 2018
Festival de Cortos de Bogotá, 2018
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, 2018
Yorkton Film Festival, 2018
Edmonton International Film Festival, 2018

2015 | Fiction | 90 min | Canada
Toronto International Film Festival, 2015 | NOMINATED – TIFF Film Circuit Peoples Choice Award
Anchorage International Film Festival 2015
Breckenridge Film Festival 2015 | WINNER – Audience Award for Best Feature
Woods Hole Film Festival 2015 | WINNER – Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature
Gasparilla International Film Festival 2015 | WINNER – Grand Jury Prize for Best Actor
Calgary International Film Festival 2014 | WINNER – Discovery Award, Best Canadian Film