Steve Balderson

Steve Balderson

Dikenga Films
Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Script Consultant, Voice Artist, Voice Actor and Creative Executive

Hollywood, California

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February 2018
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About Steve

Roger Ebert gave Steve’s film, FIRECRACKER, starring Karen Black and Mike Patton, a Special Jury Award on his annual Best Films of the Year list. His first film PEP SQUAD premiered at the Cannes Film Festival at Le Marché du Film then became a 90s cult classic. In 2011, the U.S. Library of Congress selected his film THE CASSEROLE CLUB, starring Susan Traylor and Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys, for its permanent collection. In 2015, his film EL GANZO won Best Feature, Best Actor and Best Cinematography at the Salento International Film Festival in Italy.

Film Threat magazine says, “Balderson makes movies that are so gorgeous that it’s not unreasonable to say that, cinematographically at least; he’s the equal of an Argento or Kubrick in their prime. Some people have perfect vocal pitch, Steve has perfect visual composition.”

Interested not just in film but also architecture, design and elements of time and space, Balderson's milieu is all-inclusive and his work bears an unmistakable, individual stamp. Though he chuckles when he says his idea of a good time is ‘going out to sketch a story board,’ he's not kidding. Driven and prolific, in 2017 Balderson directed a music video for The Go-Go’s Jane Wiedlin.

More information about Steve Balderson can be found on www.DIKENGA.com or by searching his name on the internet.

Unique traits: 1. I have a top secret algorithm to promise never exceeding a 12-hour work day and how to always remain on schedule. 2. I was the lead vocalist for an alt rock band in the late 90s and have narrated several audio books for audible. 3. I'm a certified practitioner of NLP and hypnosis. 4. According to the imdb, I am clairvoyant.

Credits

  • Short Straw

    Short Straw (2018)
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  • Elvis Lives!

    Elvis Lives! (2016)
    Film (Biography and Drama) Director Plagued by a heavy drug addiction and his failing voice, The King is desperate to make things right with himself, his deceased brother, and God. His attempts to get back on track are thwarted, however, after he helps the cops bring down a powerful crime syndicate-putting his family in danger and sending him on a journey that will change his life forever. Written by AXS-TV

  • El Ganzo

    El Ganzo (2015)
    Film (Drama, Mystery and Romance) Director Identity and self-discovery evolve in an epic journey through the majesty of a Mexico rarely seen. EL GANZO chronicles a brief and intense connection between two lonely travelers: a struggling artist on the verge of a creative breakthrough and a mysterious woman with a hidden and unknown past.

  • Hell Town

    Hell Town (2015)
    Film (Comedy, Horror and Thriller) Director From award-winning directors Steve Balderson and Elizabeth Spear comes this special presentation of three episodes from their never before released prime-time horror-comedy series HELL TOWN. These episodes are the painstakingly remastered episodes seven, eight and nine of Season Two. Seasons One and Three were completely destroyed in a studio fire. The executives suspected arson.

  • Occupying Ed

    Occupying Ed (2014)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Director Ed learns, after a series of blackouts, that he has split personality disorder - and that his alternate personality thinks she's a woman.

  • Me

    Me (2014)
    Film (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew A down and out actress secretly sells a reality show about her friend, a delusional eccentric, a once famous creator of reality shows, who now believe that his entire life is being filmed by hidden cameras and that he is the star of his very own reality show. Written by Anonymous

  • The Far Flung Star

    The Far Flung Star (2013)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Comedy) Director A struggling actress finds herself in the middle of a real-life spy movie when her younger brother shows up after being chased by a mysterious stranger who murdered his lover.

  • Culture Shock

    Culture Shock (2013)
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  • The Casserole Club

    The Casserole Club (2011)
    Film (Drama) Director Steve Balderson's new film, "The Casserole Club" focuses on a group of mod 1960's era suburban housewives. Close-knit and neighborly, they are all bent on one-upping each other, trying to prove that each is "the hostess with the mostess." They begin a recipe club, and hold dinner parties, testing out their new casseroles. But when the gatherings become increasingly focused on boozy flirtation, and more than recipes start getting swapped, the story moves swiftly from stylized and campy to a drama about irresponsibility, selfishness, and damaged people. "The Casserole Club" is an intricate landscape of desolation, unspoken desires, and empty lives laid bare. Raw and uncompromising, it is evocative of classics like "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and the more contemporary "American Beauty." Set in America during the NASA moonwalk, the moon, is a metaphor for the film's tragic heroines, who are filled with mystery, secrets and the untapped potential of people who exist without really ... Written by Ella Spencer, Dikenga Films

  • Stuck!

    Stuck! (2009)
    Film (Drama) Director Beautiful young Daisy feels stuck working as a shopgirl by day and caring for her ailing mother by night. A suicide gone wrong leaves Daisy wrongly imprisoned, while the neighbor whose testimony put her away struggles with guilt. A tongue-in-cheek homage to 1950s women-in-prison films. Written by Outfest Film Festival

  • Wamego: Ultimatum

    Wamego: Ultimatum (2009)
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  • Watch Out

    Watch Out (2008)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Horror) Director A narcissistic man sexually fascinated with his own body finds himself heading down a path of disturbed behavior.

  • Underbelly

    Underbelly (2008)
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  • Wamego Strikes Back

    Wamego Strikes Back (2007)
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  • Phone Sex

    Phone Sex (2006)
    Film (Documentary, Drama and History) Director Celebrities and artists discuss the meaning of "What is sexy?" with award-winning director and artist Steve Balderson.

  • Firecracker

    Firecracker (2005)
    Film (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Director A young boy who lives in a dysfunctional home went to the carnival and met a singer. Shortly after, a murder took place. The town's sheriff is seeking answers. The singer is trying to escape her environment so is the boy. But both has to face their own horror.

  • Wamego: Making Movies Anywhere

    Wamego: Making Movies Anywhere (2004)
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  • Pep Squad

    Pep Squad (1998)
    Film (Comedy, Crime and Horror) Director Set in and around a small town high school in Kansas, Beth is a naive senior student who asks her two new friends, the slick and outgoing Julie, and her boyfriend Scott to help her cover up the accidental killing of the hated school principal. But they are observed by Terra, a student nominated for prom queen, who blackmails them into rigging the election in her favor. Undaunted, Beth, Julie and Scott turn to the most popular/hated student Cherry to kill Terra for them. Cherry agrees to the hit, but only if she gets Terra's nomination for prom queen and the crown as well which sets off more complications for all involved. Written by matt-282

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