Steve is a multi-award winning director working in both the live action and animated mediums. He’s best known for his ability to write and direct stories that shimmer with a bittersweet sensibility and razor sharp humour.
Steve’s plaudits include numerous awards and screenings both locally and internationally. He created history when his 2007 cult hit ‘An Imaginary Life’ became the first ever animated film to win the world’s largest short film festival – Tropfest. He subsequently went on to write and direct the 2008, 2010 and 2011 Tropfest trailers. In 2008 he picked up the AFI award for Best Animated Short Film with ‘Dog With Electric Collar’. 2009 saw Steve gain the rare honour of being featured in the SHOTS Directors to Watch in Australasia. His latest film ‘The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray, Aged 33 & ¾’ was Staff Picked by vimeo only hours upon being released online and has screened at SXSW and recently won Best Comedy at the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival, and the Original Ideas Award at the Chain NYC Film Festival for “filmmakers with a strong voice and unique vision”.
Recognised for his bold talents, Steve was handpicked by comedy legend Peter Farrelly (of the Farrelly Bros) to be part of ‘Movie 43′, the now infamous Hollywood feature film made up entirely of R-rated comedy shorts, where he wrote and directed ‘The Apprentice’ starring US star Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Terminator Salvation). Most recently Steve was offered a role as Resident Curator of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s hugely popular online production company hitRECord where he helps oversee content to develop. He was also heavily involved in season 1 of ‘hitRECord on TV’ screening across the US. Steve has worked personally with Gordon-Levitt on shorts for the series including ‘Two Player Game’, voiced by Scarlett Johansson, as well as directing the short ‘Vinegar’, voiced by Gordon-Levitt that was included as a Special Feature on the Don Jon DVD.
The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray, Aged 33 & 3/4
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Tropfest Trailer 2010
Dog With Electric Collar
An Imaginary Life