Skin and bone

Director: Philip M. Magcalas
Running time: 35’ - USA, 2009

Director’s Bio

"Skin and Bone" is writer/director Philip M. Magcalas' second short film, based on his own experiences working in healthcare. Philip's first foray into filmmaking was the 2007 short “The Quarter-Life Crisis”. As co-founder of Boston's Milk and Cookie Productions, he also works on the web-tv show, "The Presidentials," while focusing on his studies as a medical student. Philip is currently in pre-production on a documentary to film in the summer of 2010.

Contact Director
Philip Magcalas

Festival-Screenings - Awards

COMMFFEST (Global) Community Film Festival, Toronto, Canada


Rainier Independent Film Festival, Ashford, Washington


BridgeFest International Film Festival, Canada, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia

2009 Skin and Bone
2007-2008 The Presidentials, Comedy Web TV Show
2007 The Quarter-Life Crisis, Short Comedy Drama

Director: Philip M. Magcalas


Production: Lucy Magcalas


Editor: Philip M. Magcalas


Original Music:  Jason Rozen,  Elijah Ebenezer Wyman, Erik Neave



“Skin and Bone” is a project borne out of appreciation for the inherently dramatic nature of working in healthcare. In this film, the focus is on a cardiac catheterization lab, where heart attacks and vascular defects are treated every day. Though very much fictional, it is meant to provide a more realistic and meaningful perspective of the doctors, nurses, technologists, and visiting researchers who all play an integral role in our experience during times of illness. I think there is something very unique and honest about how people interact when another is in a state of urgency. This film spotlights the crucial network of ordinary people who spend their lives working in times which, for so many, are distinctly extraordinary.

World sales
Lucy Magcalas
Producer/Milk and Cookie Productions
Boston, Massachusetts
Tel: 617-297-2909