Step Rowe is an actress, acting coach and writer/director, known for Tedesky (2014), Angel Dog, Stage V and the Adventures of Pepper and Paula. Step is one of the most highly respected and recommended acting coaches in central Texas. She has studio locations in downtown Austin and in the hill country (central to New Braunfels, San Marcos, San Antonio, Gruene, Canyon Lake, Dripping Springs and Wimberley). Step's uniquely personal teaching style guides film actors into moving and authentic performances. Former students include Dora Madison (CHICAGO FIRE, DEXTER, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, etc) and Emmy Winner Chad Brannon (GENERAL HOSPITAL), as well as artist Mike Eli of the Eli Young band, Broadcaster Sonia Azad of ABC and many more. She is constantly on the look out for quality opportunities for her students and herself. She has produced, directed, written and edited feature films, short films, PSAs, documentaries and online commercials.
Film by Buddy Calvo (Adventure) Actress When America's fascination with living forever creates a viral outbreak, the Earth's population starts to reduce in stages. After the first four are completed, CHILDREN and TEENS are the only humans left in an apocalyptic world where they must not only fend for themselves against the virus, but against one another.
The Adventures of Pepper and Paula
Film by Robin Nations (Family) Actress Based on the true life adventures of Pistol Packin Paula and her dog, Pepper.
Film (short) by Kevin Machate (Drama and Family) Actress Follows a once flourishing woman, now at the end of her life, who struggles to ensure that her recently reconciled son does not make the same mistakes that she did.
Film (short) by Karen Hallford (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Actress, Writer, Makeup Department, Producer, Director, Costume and Wardrobe Department Detective Mike Tedesky has been housebound since the hunt for a serial arsonist left him severely burned and disfigured. Although healthy, away from the action, he has lost his purpose until a fateful decision to let a visitor in uproots his safety. Detective Nina Rossi visits him, determined to pull him out of his self-imposed prison to help her catch what could be the same man who destroyed him years ago. It is a chess game of wills to see which of these detectives prevails. Written by Anonymous
My Dog the Champion
Film by Robin Nations (Drama and Family) Actress When 16-year-old Maddy's mother had to go work overseas for three months, she had to move in with her hardcore grandfather. There she becomes friends with someone who trains dogs.
Film by Robin Nations (Drama and Family) Actress This heartwarming film is about a dog named Cooper who is the lone survivor of a terrible car accident. Jake, a family patriarch, loses his wife and children in the accident. Not being a dog person, Jake is angry and resentful toward the dog for even surviving. However, eventually Jake bonds with Cooper, and this bond ends up being the one thing that gets him out of bed in the morning, the one thing that helps him to go on living after such a tragic loss. Written by Robin Nations
Film (short) by Ashley Ramirez (Comedy, Family and Fantasy) Production manager, Miscellaneous Crew Choice Decision is about college student, Dan. On a Murphy's Law type of morning Dan runs into his own personal fairy godfather with a proposition to continue in his own chaotic life and to be responsible for fixing his problems or use the godfather's magic to live his dreams in an instant. Dan chooses magic and begins a journey not unlike James Stewart's in It's a Wonderful Life. Written by Anonymous
The Last Waltz
Film (short) by Terrance McGee (Drama and Family) Production manager The Last Waltz is a touching story about an old man named Waltz, who has been in a coma in a nursing facility. He has pushed others away for much of his adult life because of his wife's death and scarring military experiences. One day, Waltz suddenly wakes out of his coma. He spends what little time he has left trying to get in touch with his estranged family and to make peace with God. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Charles C. Nwachukwu (Comedy) Casting department Two door-to-door booksellers visit a recently widowed housewife with plans to fill the void left by her late husband.
Film (short) by Stewart Schuster (Drama) Actress Kelly is a former heroin addict who has gotten her life straight. When she is confronted by Rick, the ex-boyfriend who got her into drugs, her fiancée Doug tries to convince her to do the right thing. What happens when Kelly's past finds her? Written by Anonymous
Love Puts on Sneakers
Film (short) by Cliff Hawley (Drama) Actress, Producer
Film by Scott Prendergast (Comedy) Actress Inept Salman comes to help his sister-in-law tend to his holy terror nephews while Salman's brother is off fighting in Iraq. Salman must take a humiliating job as a giant blue corporate mascot in order to help make ends meet and hold the family together. Written by Ryan Peterson
Film (short) by Michael Morlan (Romance) Writer A lovely, compassionate story that focuses on two delicate characters. The theme of the film, that all people have a right to love and be loved, provides much inspirational food-for-thought.
Film by Sean Corrigan Actress 'Insignificant Other', a Hitchcockian version of Sex and the City, follows the intersecting lives of two couples having extramarital affairs, who live lives of paranoia, wondering if their significant other has found out. It is a dark comedy that challenges the traditional ideas of marriage and questions the societal values of money and sex. Sarah, an unfulfilled, calculating wife, takes pleasure in having her voyeuristic lover watch her on video cameras that she has hidden inside the vents of her house. Her lover, a psychiatrist twice her age, becomes twisted in Sarah's sordid plot to kill her husband for his large inheritance. The plan slowly unravels when Sarah and her lover suspect that her husband has found out. Written by Sean Corrigan
Film by James D. Deck (Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Casting department The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school killing. She hears rumors that the dead man offered women students good grades in exchange for sex. The trail leads her to two wealthy, beautiful students whose alibi is provided by a librarian. At the same time, the cops close in on the slasher. Meanwhile, Amanda misses her former lover, next in line to become D.A., and a reporter is fired for getting close to the truth about the Senate candidate. Is a cover-up or conspiracy in the works? Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
GI Film Festival Official Selection TEDESKY
Best Screenplay HIDDEN PLACES
The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)