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Stephen Winter – Director/Writer

Stephen Winter’s feature film debut Chocolate Babies (1997), premiered at the Berlin Film Festival.

Stephen was lead producer of Jonathan Caouette’s landmark documentary Tarnation (2004), Sundance, Cannes, AFI’s “Moments of Significance” of 2004, New York Times’ A.O. Scott; “Birth of Narciss-Cinema,” #27 of Current TV’s “Top 50 Documentaries to Watch Before You Die” and of Caouette’s short film All Flowers In Time, starring Chloe Sevigny.

Stephen’s creative alliance with director-writer-producer Xan Cassavetes includes co-writer of New York, I Love You (2009), Allen Hughes’ directed, and as an actor in Xan’s upcoming horror thriller Kiss of The Damned (2013), produced by Alex Orlovsky and Jen Gatien.

Stephen is lead story consultant on the milestone ACT-UP/AIDS documentary How To Survive A Plague (2012), Academy Award Nominee: Best Documentary, winner of Best Documentary; Gotham Awards, Boston Critics Film Circle, “Best First Film” from the New York Critics Film Circle (first documentary to do so).

Stephen works creatively with director Lee Daniels; Precious (2009), The Paperboy (2012), Shadowboxer (2005), The Butler (2013) and projects in development; with John Cameron Mitchell on Shortbus (2006); and John Krokidas’ Kill Your Darlings (Sundance debut, 2013) starring Daniel Radcliffe as Alan Ginsberg.

Stephen recently completed a short film: Death Is Lame (2011). Stephen’s MFA at New York University, BFA at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


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