Stefan has been making films since picking up a camera at 16 years old. Making a crime title sequence at school sent him on the road to creating visually stimulating and dramatic productions. In 1999 he studied Film & Video Production at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design where his graduation film ‘Ratios’ was given a special commendation at the TCM London Film Festival.
He went on to gain industry experience working at Pathe Distribution as a Creative Assistant in the marketing department, moving on to sales and production company, Capitol Films.
Stefan then directed his next short film ‘Tiny Dancer’ which screened at festivals around the world and on television. Broadcast on the BBC, Channel 4 and ABC Australia. It also picked up a ‘Best Experimental Film’ award at the Limelight Film Awards.
After travelling the world Stefan returned to make his debut 35mm short film ‘Dear Steven Spielberg’, an award winning film which again screened at festivals worldwide. This gained industry attention, leading to articles listing him as a ‘Talent to Watch’ in MovieScope Magazine and Film & Festivals Magazine.
He studied Fundamentals of Fiction Direction at the National Film and Television School and his graduation film ‘We Call her Daisy’ was nominated for ‘Best Film’ at the London Short Film Festival. It was then selected by the British Film Council for worldwide festival support and screened in Los Angeles picking up the Orpheus award for Best Short Film. This led to his passion for theatre and directing Irvine Welsh’s ‘Ecstasy’ at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival.
As a successful freelance director his clients include: BBC, Adidas, Johnson & Johnson, Aardman Animation, Tate Gallery, Amazon, The Southbank, and Ealing Studios, he has directed music video’s, viral’s, corporate and short films.
His debut feature film, a contemporary romantic comedy entitled ‘Dead Cat’ was selected by Film London. It screened at the BFI as part of the London UK Film Focus in the ‘Breakthrough’ strand. Stefan was chosen as a ‘Star of Tomorrow 2011′ by Screen International magazine.
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