Steve began his writing career in the theatre. In 2005 he wrote an American farce called “Looking For Olivia” which was entered as a screenplay at the 2006 Swansea Bay International Film Festival, where it was nominated for “Best Screenplay” and optioned by Binda Singh, a Welsh filmmaker and playwright. Mr. Singh had this to say of Steve’s work:
"Looking For Olivia" heralds the arrival of the next generation of American writers in the tradition of Neil Simon and Woody Allen. Steve Coker is seriously good. I look forward enormously to his future works. " - Binda Singh
In 2008 Steve wrote and directed his first feature film “Crackin’ The Code” a twenty-something comedy of errors which earned him nominations for “Best Film” at both the Cairo International Film Festival, and the International Film Festival Ireland in 2009.
Crackin’ The Code can be viewed in it’s entirety here: http://vimeo.com/31876933
"A true Renaissance filmmaker, Steve is the perfect example of the New Media's 'Way Up and Coming Hard' Star Material.” - Katherine Wilson, Stage III Productions.
The former Production Manager @ Chambers Productions, Steve was very recently lured away from them by Portland Oregon's exploding Film Industry.
In addition to his acting, editing, producing, coordinating and managerial skills, Steve has written and co-written several screenplays: “Train Master 2: Jeremiah’s Treasure” winner of the Big Island Film Festival 2011: “Best Children’s Film”, which will go into distribution this year; and “Giant Killers” a sports drama slated to go into production in 2012.
Steve also acquired the film rights to John Boyd’s “The Last Starship From Earth” (In Development) and recently has been solicited by several production companies for his original film noir horror comedy musical, “The Adventures of Dex Dixon.”
Dex Dixon may be found here: http://vimeo.com/34849785
Name: Steve Coker
Lives in: Portland, Oregon
Occupation: Dialogue Editor, Director, Screenwriter and Story Analyst
The Art Institute of Portland (Portland, OR)