Stephen Ruminski is a Chicago-based filmmaker. Originally born in Indiana, Stephen has been interested in filmmaking and storytelling since the age of 12. He attended Tribeca Flashpoint Academy where he focused in film post-production. After graduation, Stephen worked as an editor/producer for a small production company in Mishawaka, IN, gaining invaluable experience. After starting his freelancing career, Stephen has continued to grow and learn with every new opportunity that comes his way, working on feature films including The Looking Glass, directed by John Hancock; Thrill Ride, directed by Chris Parrish; and The Good Catholic, directed by Paul Shoulberg.
In 2011, Stephen's first documentary, "The Gunness Mystery", was released. It tells the true story of infamous, female serial killer Belle Gunness. Gunness committed her crimes in La Porte, IN, Stephen's home town. The documentary has sold close to 1000 DVDs to date and has screened in Gunness' native country of Norway. In 2015, Stephen set his sights on bringing the Gunness story to the screen as a narrative. His short film "Belle" (starring Ann Hagemann and shot by Ryan Mieczyslaw Juszkiewicz) was filmed in La Porte. The feature script is currently in development.
Name: Stephen Ruminski
Lives in: Chicago, Illinois
Occupation: Producer, Director and Editor
Film Camera and Electrical Department For generations, there have been all kinds of wild rumors surrounding gangster Al Capone's hidden fortune and the mysterious amusement park he built. When three kids sneak into the rundown park on the hunt for Capone's loot, the attractions come to life and take the kids on a wild and dangerous ride beyond all imagination. Now to survive the night, they must team up with a friendly sea witch, find a secret underground ride and take on an evil mermaid, bloodthirsty pirates, a fire-breathing dragon and an armada of monsters. And all on a school night! Written by Chris Parrish
Film (Short and Drama) Producer 16 year old Jessie cannot rewind or undo the single decision that turned her life upside down. Unable to live with the pain she has caused to her family and an innocent man, she makes one more decision that she thinks will end their pain.
Mind Over Mindy
Film (Comedy, Drama, Fantasy and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department A middle-aged man's troubled relationship with his fiancée becomes even more complex when his teen-age ex-girlfriend from 1989 literally materializes from out of his dreams and into the 21st century.
The Good Catholic
Film (Comedy and Drama) Production manager Daniel loved his job as a small town priest more than anything. Then he met Jane. God help him.
Other People's Heads
Film (Short and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Set in a grotesquely decadent world, 12 legal officials are presiding over guillotine executions that go bizarrely wrong when the prisoners have an unexpected reaction to death. The officials have to then come to terms with the unbelievable horror they witness.
The Looking Glass
Film (Drama and Music) Camera and Electrical Department Troubled 13-year-old Julie loses her mother and must go to Indiana to live with her grandmother Karen. A former star of stage and screen, Karen has the early stages of Alzheimer's and wants to pass on all she knows to her granddaughter before it's too late. Will their troubled relationship allow this to happen? Written by Anonymous
The Gunness Mystery
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Video (Short and Comedy) Director "Confidence Men" is a Chicago-based sitcom following the lives of four failing con-artists. In the pilot, a failed con leads the four friends to design an intricate plan to break into a downtown high rise in order to steal a rare treasure. After mapping out the method of entry the group splits up to finish last minute preparations. At the meeting time, only the young new member shows up. Determined to prove his worth he completes the heist only to discover his comrades were out drinking instead of helping. Written by gingold, james
Television (Documentary, Biography and History) Miscellaneous Crew "American Experience" combines dramatic re-enactments with commentary by historians and authors to present an absorbing look at the personalities, events and resources that have had a profound impact on the shaping of America's past and present. Written by Jwelch5742
Film (Short) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A comedic coming-of-age story about an 11-year old boy as he learns that it's "OK to be yourself."
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