Stephen is a director that’s a bit left of centre, a whole heap of fun and adds a bunch of value to every script. Stephen’s creativity is boundless and paired with an aesthetic that is vivid, emotive and fun.
Stephen wrote screenplay THE SECOND, which won the Stan fully funded feature competition. THE SECOND was directed by Mairi Cameron and produced by Leanne Tonkes; the film opened the Gold Coast Film Festival in 2018 and screened at the Sydney International Film Festival, and was nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Indie Feature.
Stephen is currently writing a screenplay adaptation of the New York Times bestseller THE SECRET LIVES OF DRESSES, a screenplay adaptation of a hit play, and an original television drama series pilot for Hoodlum.
MY MISTRESS, Stephen’s debut feature film, premiered at Melbourne International Film Festival in 2014. Produced by Leanne Tonkes and executive produced by Robyn Kershaw, the film stars Harrison Gilbertson, Rachael Blake and French actress Emmanuelle Béart. The screenplay was selected for the No Borders market in New York and SPAAMart in 2011. The film screened at St Tropez Cinema des Antipodes, Minsk International Film Festival and Canberra Film Festival.
Stephen’s first short film EUSTICE SOLVES A PROBLEM screened at international film festivals including Palm Springs, Chicago, Rome, Toronto and Seattle, and received a 2005 Dendy Award nomination. His short film YOLK was funded by Screen Australia and screened in competition in Berlin, Gijon, Montreal, Sao Paulo, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Sydney and Brisbane. Stephen wrote the acclaimed animation DOG WITH ELECTRIC COLLAR which opened the 2008 Sydney and Brisbane film festivals, as well as winning the AFI for Best Animation in 2008.
Stephen has directed Australian music videos in recent times for artists including Megan Washington, Silverchair, Powderfinger, Sarah Blasko, John Butler Trio, Kate Miller-Heidke, End of Fashion and The Grates. Stephen won an ARIA in 2006 for Best Music Video and a J Award for Australian Music Video of the Year in 2010.
Megan Washington ‘Holy Moses’
Aerogard ‘Summer Lovin”
Ladbrokes ‘The Great Ladbrokes’
Ostelin ‘Neon Cabaret’