Stev Elam

Stev Elam

Director

Los Angeles, California

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July 2013
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About Stev


Stev Elam is a International award winning visual/storytelling director whose cinematic style is marked by strong visuals, subtle humor and natural performances.

Whether working with actors with honed skills and talent or real people with unique life experiences, under Elam’s direction, the performances are always honest, emotional and above all, human. Whether it’s a shy little girl with a hole in her heart, or five-time Emmy nominee, Jill Eikenberry and husband, Michael Tucker, Olympic Gold medalist Tara Lipinski, or Larry King and Vice President Dan Quayle, Elam guides them to the heart of the story.

Elam has been honored by the International Academy of Visual Arts, The American Pixel Academy and featured in Shoot Magazine’s Best Work and recently was selected to direct a feature film "Moments of Clarity" a hilarious dark comedy starring Lyndsy Fonseca (Nikita, Kick-Ass), Xander Berkeley (24, Terminator 2), Jon Lajoie (The League), Marguerite Moreau (Wet Hot American Summer), Angela McEwan (Nebraska), AJ Trauth (Even Stevens), Golden Globe nominee Bitty Schram (Monk, A League of Their Own) and Oscar nominee Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight).

In 2013 Elam directed a family TV pilot “Zombeo & Juliecula (4 TELLY AWARDS) and a hard-hitting documentary about homeless women and children on skid row. Elam’s short film “The Gadfly” starring Xander Berkeley (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Apollo 13 and the TV series "24") won over a dozen awards including Platinum Remi “Best Dramatic Short” at WorldFest – Houston International Film Festival and Best Actor at the Maverick Movie Awards.

Recently in commercials Elam was awarded The Davey’s Best In Show for his “Wired Safety” spot. The spot also garnered a Telly Award, as well as a W3 Award. Most recently Elam completed an eight spot campaign for the U.S. Government on pool safety (for National, Internet and theatrical release). The campaign is nominated for PR Week’s Public Sector Campaign of the Year.

Awards

  • Boston International Film Festival - Best Director " Moments Of Clarity" Feature Film​
    (2015)

  • Boston International Film Festival - Best Actress "Moments Of Clarity" Feature Film
    (2015)

  • Los Angeles Art House Film Festival Best Documentary "Salvage"
    (2014)

  • Pasadena International Film Festival Best Documentary "Salvage"
    (2014)

  • California Film Awards Best Family Film "Zombeo & Juliecula"
    (2014)

  • Telly Award (4 Categories) Zombeo & Juliecula (TV Pilot)
    (2013)

  • Telly Award "Salvage Documentary
    (2013)

  • AOF Film Festival - Best Film Best Makeup Nominated Best Actor "Zombeo & Juliecula"
    (2013)

  • AOF Film Festival - Best Editing Nominated Best Film Best Cinematography "Salvage" documentary
    (2013)

  • Angeleno Film Festival - Best Director
    (2012)

  • Angeleno Film Festival – Best Short Film
    (2012)

  • Angeleno Film Festival – Best Actor
    (2012)

  • International Academy of Visual Arts Communicator Film Award
    (2012)

  • International Audio - Visual Awards (AVA) Platinum Winner
    (2011)

  • The California Film Awards Gold Winner
    (2011)

  • WorldFest - Houston International Film Festival Platinum Remi Award Best Dramatic Short
    (2011)

  • Aurora Award Platinum "Best In Show" (Commercial)
    (2011)

  • Communicator Award of Excellence (Commercial)
    (2011)

  • EMPixx Award Platinum "Best Director"
    (2011)

  • EMPixx Award Platinum "Best Short"
    (2011)

  • Omni Award "Best Director"
    (2011)

  • Omni Award "Dramatic Short"
    (2011)

  • Maverick Movie Awards Winner "Best Actor" Xander Berkeley
    (2011)

  • The Indie Fest Award
    (2011)

  • Best Shorts Award
    (2011)

  • Accolade Award
    (2011)

  • Bulldog Awards Silver Bulldog Winner (Commercial)
    (2011)

  • Maverick Movie Awards Nominated "Best Original Score"
    (2011)

  • Telly Award (Commercial)
    (2011)

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