Stephen Folker

Stephen Folker

Folker Films
Director, Director of Photography, Cinematographer and Screenwriter

Davenport, Iowa

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About Stephen

Stephen Folker is a Midwest based writer, director and cinematographer. Since 2010, Stephen has written and directed seven feature films and countless shorts.

In addition to his micro-budget flicks, Stephen is a recurring Cinematographer for the TV show "Killer Cases" which airs on A&E / Hulu.

Quarterfinalist, ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship 2016
Quarterfinalist, Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Fall 2020
Screenplay 'Recommended' by WeScreenplay (Coverage)

Unique traits: Super MicroBudget Filmmaker.


  • Killer Cases

    Killer Cases (2020 - 2023)
    Television by A&E Cinematographer “Killer Cases” brings all the emotion, drama, and suspense from chilling murder trials. It’s a journey through the criminal justice process that gives viewers an inside look at real cases like never before.

  • House On Rockingham

    House On Rockingham (2023)
    by Giraffe Video Writer, Director, DP, Producer A young woman takes up a job as a live in housekeeper and slowly learns the owner may be connected to her sisters disappearance.

  • Into The Valley

    Into The Valley (2022)
    Film Director, Cinematographer, Editor Following her mother's sudden departure, Kara leaves the East Side for a job in the Valley - only to discover that the tech utopia has a dark side.

  • Tragedy on Highway 74

    Tragedy on Highway 74 (2018 - 2022)
    Documentary by PBS Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor The tragic story of Iowa vigilante Robert Sproat and his demise. In a time, when local business owners helped law enforcement, a few poor decisions left a man lying in a ditch. And another, at the end of a rope.

  • Child's Play: The Helpers Next Door

    Child's Play: The Helpers Next Door (2020)
    Documentary by PBS Director / Cinematographer As summer looms and Iowa children face continued disruptions to their normal, many Iowans are asking - how can we help our children?

  • Overdue

    Overdue (2018)
    Film (Comedy and Horror) Director A film about Carl, a mild mannered custodian at the Jamestown Library by day...a self appointed overdue book collector by night. Follow him as he makes his list and hunts down his prey, exacting literary justice in a most unique and gruesome manner. No one should ever be allowed to forget to return their books on time.

  • Honey Do

    Honey Do (2016)
    Film (short) by Iowa PBS | ShortsHD (Drama) Director / Cinematographer A man who sets out to complete his partner's "honey do" list and learns some lessons along the way.

  • Reverie Lane

    Reverie Lane (2016)
    Film (Drama) Director Reverie Lane is a feature film adapted from the award-winning play, Reach, by Ryan Sprague. It tells the story of a woman dealing with the aftermath of tragedy. When a botched rescue attempt during a flooding accident occurs, Lindsey's husband is left in a coma. As more and more time floats away, she begins to lose her grip on reality and sinks deeper in to isolation. But when Jordan, an ex from her past re-emerges, her world changes in an instant. And they soon discover that they may in fact be each other's only hope from their own self destruction. Written by Ryan Sprague

  • The Orange Man

    The Orange Man (2014)
    Film (Comedy and Horror) Director / Cinematographer In 1987 a disillusioned door to door orange salesman horrifically murders his first victim. Move forward 27 years and a land developer is buying an orange grove. He and his 3 friends plan a fishing trip to get his head around the pending transaction, unbeknownst to them, his estranged wife and her new boyfriend have also chosen the very same location for a break. The usual strange noises and unnerving situations ensue when they congregate at a secluded cabin, as The Orange Man eliminates them 1 by 1 with the aid of his prosthetic hook and a bag of oranges! Written by Jason

  • Field Freak

    Field Freak (2013)
    Film (Comedy, Horror and Thriller) Director / Cinematographer The story revolves around a family that moves into an abandoned cabin in Beaver Pelt Falls, Idaho. Charles (Dave Juehring) a former best selling writer, is desperately trying to pen his next book and needs a place free of distractions. Little does he know, his entire family is being watched. Strange bumps in the night escalate into a nerve wrecking encounter with the creature by Charles's wife Linda (Trena Penson). The story takes a wacky turn when they hire a psychotic, pest-control guy (Thomas Ely Sage) and are led to believe Rabid Beavers are to blame. It's not until they visit a road-side Root Beer Distillery and meet a man named Ned Perkins (Glenn Harston), that they learn what the bumps in the night really are. According to Ned, they're all going to die!

  • To Survive

    To Survive (2012)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Drama and Thriller) Director / Cinematographer A post-apocalyptic thriller about a heartbroken man and his new friends who must together battle marauders in order to survive in a new lawless world.


  • "BEST DIRECTOR" Overdue (Iowa Motion Picture Association)

  • "BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Finalist) New York Cinematography Award

  • "GOLD EDDY" Overdue (Cedar Rapids Film Festival)

  • "AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD" Overdue (Cedar Rapids Film Festival)

  • "BEST FEATURE" Overdue (Alternating Currents Film Festival)

  • "BEST IOWA FILM NOMINEE" Honey Do (Snake Alley Festival of Film"

  • "AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD" The Orange Man (Cedar Rapids Film Festival)

  • "SILVER EDDY" The Orange Man (Cedar Rapids Film Festival)

  • "INDIE AUTEUR OF THE YEAR NOMINEE" (Bare Bones Film Fesival)

  • "BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY" The Orange Man (Wild Rose Film Festival)

  • "BEST IOWA FILM" Castle Siege (Snake Alley Festival of Film)

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