Stephen Joel Root is a writer, director, actor, producer, editor, storyteller, artist and owner of Flag Film Productions in Flagstaff, Arizona. He originally hails from the frozen tundra of Minnesota where he first picked up a video camera to tell stories as a young boy with an overactive imagination. He studied film/video at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where he won several student filmmaking awards and created short films that screened in film festivals around the country. After graduation he worked as a reporter/photojournalist for KPNX Channel 12 - Arizona's NBC affiliate for nearly a decade. He's what's called a backpack journalist in the T.V. journalism trade as he worked solo shooting, writing and editing T.V. news reports for daily broadcasts. His television journalism work has appeared on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, The Today Show, CNN and MSNBC among other networks and affiliates around the country. His feature film "Unconscious" was finished in 2012 and has become a local cult-classic among the Flagstaff community. "Unconscious" has also played in many film festivals from coast to coast including fests in Los Angeles and New York City. Stephen is also a playwright and is currently writing the book, music and lyrics for a musical theatre production currently titled Playhouse the Musical. Stephen launched Flag Film Productions as a full-time business in 2015 which allows his clients to tell their stories through Stephen's experience as a filmmaker, artist and storyteller.