Stephen grew up in Central New York, where he spent much of his childhood on stage, doing musicals. After graduating from Syracuse Universities’ Newhouse School, he moved to New York City and began working on the other side of the camera. He is an annual judge of the Marcellus Movie Madness Family Film Festival (M3F3), and helped put together it's one week film class. Stephen is also a contributing curator of the Syracuse Film.net Facebook page. Several of Stephen’s short scripts have been produced, and are available on Amazon and other outlets.