Stephen is an award-winning writer, producer and director. His play RUN recently ended a UK tour at The Bunker Theatre. The play has received widespread critical acclaim since its debut at the Vault Festival, and has been nominated for two Off-West End Theatre awards.
RWD/FWD, a short film written by Stephen and commissioned by the GOOD Agency for The Restorative Justice Council has recently been nominated for a Drum Content Award. The film won best Longform Short in the 2017 Charity Film Awards.
In August 2016, his play, SCREENS, opened at Theatre503 to rave reviews. Stephen was recently on attachment to Headlong Theatre, as part of their new Headstart writers’ programme. Stephen has been involved with various theatres in the UK – he is an alumnus of the Royal Court’s Invitational Writers’ Group, the Skylines programme, at the Hampstead Theatre and he was part of a series of development workshops with the Young Vic Theatre and SoundBites. In January 2015, his play, NINE, was part of the PlayWROUGHT#3 Festival at the Arcola Theatre. His first play MARINA ABRAMOVIC IS STARING AT ME opened Terra Firma Theatre’s 2011-12 Boxcar Reading Series in New York at the Railroad Playhouse in Newburgh, before moving on to the Cell Theatre in Manhattan.
Stephen is developing a feature film THE HOBBY with Blacklisted Films, and he is working on a script for emerging director Ryan Andrew’s second feature film, THE LAKE; a follow up to his successful debut ELFIE HOPKINS: CANNIBAL HUNTER. For television he has worked with Lime Pictures on an original series BLACK HILL, and is currently developing returning series TUMBLE with co-writer Marcus Markou for Double M Films.
Prior to life as a writer Stephen worked as an Associate Producer on a range of critically acclaimed film and TV productions: projects including the Academy Award shortlisted UNKNOWN WHITE MALE and multi-award winning TOTTENHAM AYATOLLAH. Stephen co-directed a short-film RECOMPENSE, which screened at the BFI and was an official selection for the New York Independent Film Festival, where it won Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Directorial Debut in the Short Film Category. He directed BALLOON at the Southwark Theatre in January 2016. And is the writer/director on THE BIGGEST TARANTINO FAN IN THE WORLD which is part of Miniaturists 63 at the Arcola Theatre in June.