Phil Hay is a screenwriter and producer who works in partnership with Matt Manfredi. Together with director Karyn Kusama, the pair has made the critically-acclaimed films The Invitation (2015) and Destroyer (2018), the latter of which premiered at Telluride in 2018, garnered Nicole Kidman a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, and was released by Annapurna Pictures. In the studio world, Phil and Matt have written the enduring drama crazy/beautiful (2001) and such hits as Ride Along (2014), Ride Along 2 (2016) and Clash of the Titans (2010). Manfredi and Hay also directed the independent feature Bug (2002). Hay and Kusama live in Los Angeles with their son.