Ok, two things:
1. DO GOOD WORK WITH GOOD PEOPLE.
2. MAKE PEOPLE FEEL.
Ok, more things:
Buried under all the creative intellectualism and “driving of the production-boat,” I just want to coax those little chemicals hibernating in the minds of the viewers (the awesome brain drugs we call emotions) to come out and forge a powerful relationship with the project. If people FEEL, everybody wins. A big part of my job is knowing which creative weapons are best for what project, be they basic storytelling, visual innovation, combining interesting styles or simply putting humanity on a pedestal. I also put huge value on creating environments where everyone can do their best.
Collaborators: Warner Brothers, Bad Robot, Sony, Universal Music, Deadmau5, Zerofriends, Juxtapoz Magazine, ShowMeYourMumu, The Collective and I once filmed a preschool graduation for a really rich family.
Some accolades I've used to impress my non-English-speaking Grandma: Shoot! Magazine's 2013 New Director Showcase Selection, The MTV Movie Awards (nomination), Hollyshorts: Best Action Short (The Forge), Wilmore 9: Best Short (The Life-Cycle of a GOOD Idea), Action on Film Fest: Best Short (Undercut), Universal Studios Best Short: finalist (The Winter Stalker) Freaky Creek Film Fest: Best Film (The Winter Stalker) and some editing nominations for The Golden Trailer + Key Art Awards.
Say hi and tell me the meaning of life: Stephen@StephenReedy.com