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This page is dedicated to my more personal creative works, which I differentiate from my professional video services as my "filmmaking." As a lifelong cinefile and admirer of cult and independent film, I have always tried to push my filmmaking visually and thematically.

-Stephen

DINNER AT MANNY'S

Currently awaiting festival notifications.

SYNOPSIS

A six year old boy’s dinner turns into a living nightmare while he endures the trauma of neglectful parents.

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TRAILER

DIRECTOR STATEMENT

This was originally created for the quarterly Breakneck Film Race. It takes place in a world I've written about before, with an atmosphere that is as absurd as it is dangerous. In this case, a crescendo of free flowing dialogue is used as part of that atmosphere, brought to us by two talented improv actors. A child actor was cast as the lead for a universally relatable perspective. The pieces came together to eventually tell an origin-of-trauma story.

CAST

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MICHAEL MAZANKO

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ANNALEA

FIACHI

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TRAVIS

LINCOLN COX

WAKING NIGHTMARE

Distributed by Terror Films

SYNOPSIS

After a traumatic event at college, Jordan returns home to an overprotective mother, and a behavioral disorder that turns her into a nocturnal predator.

TRAILER

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DIRECTOR STATEMENT

This is my feature debut as co-director.

CAST

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SHELLEY

REGNER

DAVID

NAUGHTON

DIANE

FRANKLIN

JAMISON

NEWLANDER

BRIAN

TYLER COHEN

MORE TO COME...

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