Stephanie is an award winning, BAFTA shortlisted filmmaker currently in development on her debut feature, IN OUR BLOOD, a provocative psychological horror. The screenplay was a semi-finalist in the 2016 Shore Scripts feature competition out of 2,500 submissions and awarded Creative England/BFI Emerging Talent Development Funds that completed in 2018 and works closely with esteemed Script Consultant, Ludo Smolski. The film was also chosen for the 2017 Birds Eye View/BFI FILMONOMICS programme headed by Mia Bays alongside Producer Jennifer Monks. The project was also selected for 2018’s EIFF Talent Lab and Galway Film Market. Stephanie has been chosen as a Director to participate alongside 150 writers, directors and producers for the 2018 BAFTA X CREW Talent Development Programme and will also be a mentor for the BFI Film Academy.
Her shorts have achieved festival and critical success, screening at OSCAR, BAFTA and BIFA qualifying festivals and events worldwide. After receiving rave reviews in Little White Lies, her first short film, MARIGOLDS was acquired and broadcast on BBC HD SHORTS and won Best Director at Underwire Film Festival as well as a Best Screenplay Nomination. Her films have been chosen as Rankin’s Hunger.TV film of the week and curated for various online platforms including Amazon, Filmdoo and Indieflix.
Stephanie was BAFTA shortlisted (final 15) in 2014 for her second short film DAWN starring Edward Hogg (Taboo, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Jupiter Ascending, Indian Summers) and Keeley Forsyth (The Limehouse Golum, The Devil Outside, Happy Valley, The Casual Vacancy). The film explores the themes of her upcoming debut feature, IN OUR BLOOD and enjoyed festival success worldwide.
Stephanie’s latest short film, BEING KEEGAN, stars multi-BAFTA nominated Stephen Graham (Journey’s End, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, This Is England, Boardwalk Empire, The Irishman) and a host of upcoming UK talent. It garnered in-kind support from BAFTA and OSCAR winning post-production teams at Peter Jackson’s Park Road Post, POW, Company 3 and Goldcrest and also secured her a PIA PRESSURE NEW VOICES Award. BEING KEEGAN’s trailer was released to astounding success, securing additional completion funds from TEMPLEHEART FILMS. The trailer was also selected by AWARDEO and FILM SHORTAGE for trailer/campaign of the week, INDIEWIRE’s Project of The Week and shortlisted for the SCREENCRAFT Short Film Production Award as well as a Merseyside Arts Fund and Danish Decibel Arts Fund recipient. The film is in its festival run, already winning several awards and praise from critics including the prestigious BEST SHORT DRAMA AWARD at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Fest and accepted at Oscar Qualifying Holly Shorts Film Festival.
Stephanie is a UK and US citizen, was chosen for the Branchage Director’s Lab and is a member of Director’s UK and Cinesisters. Having started as an actress 20 years ago, she has since forged a successful career as a First Assistant Director and Promo Producer in between making her own shorts, working with top tier talent, broadcasters and production companies over the last 10 years including BBC, BFI, Channel 5, Sky Vision and Netflix and is currently repped by Screen Talent Agency. Stephanie is now focused exclusively on the development and production of her own projects as a filmmaker.