Stephen Krystek

Stephen Krystek

Equals Three Studios

Motion graphic design in Los Angeles, California

About Stephen

Originally from Arizona, I've been editing since 2006 and creating motion graphics since 2009. Creating title sequences for films is my passion.

I'm a fan of zombie movies and I think nachos should be recognized as the 5th food group.


Name: Stephen Krystek

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Company: Equals Three Studios

Occupation: Motion Graphic Design

Credits

  • Technically Crazy

    Technically Crazy (2017)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A sixteen-year-old, bipolar, runaway named Jay breaks into the house of a retired former cop named Bill, just as Bill reaches rock bottom due to his own issues. These two move from distrust to understanding and come to realize that even though they might drive each other crazy, technically or otherwise, they need each other. Together they help fix what's broken in one another. Written by Greg Shouse

  • Eleven Eleven

    Eleven Eleven (2017)
    Film (Comedy) Visual effects A UFO fanatic risks his family to fulfill his lifelong dream of being abducted.

  • Amityville Terror

    Amityville Terror (2016)
    Film (Horror) Miscellaneous Crew When a new family moves to an old house in Amityville, they are tormented and tortured by an evil spirit living in the home while trapped by the malicious townspeople who want to keep them there.

  • Top 6

    Top 6 (2015 - 2016)
    Television (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Kelly Landry gives 6 Facts about pretty much everything every week.

  • Equals Three

    Equals Three (2014 - 2016)
    Television (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew A slapstick comedy web-show hosted by Carlos Santos, usually 3 popular viral videos are reviewed.

  • The Last Possession

    The Last Possession (2016)
    Film (Horror) Miscellaneous Crew A young family is forced to relocate to the husband's childhood home and believe they are being terrorized by the ghost of the grandfather who committed suicide there only to find out they're horrifyingly wrong.

  • The 9th Life of Louis Drax

    The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)
    Film (Mystery and Thriller) Art department The story begins on Louis Drax's 9th birthday, when a lifetime of curious mishaps culminates in the boy's near-fatal fall. Desperate to reveal the strange circumstances behind the young boy's accident and dark coincidences that have plagued his entire life, Dr. Allan Pascal (Dornan) is drawn into a thrilling mystery that explores the nature of the sixth sense, testing the boundaries of fantasy and reality. Written by Miramax

  • Booze Lightyear

    Booze Lightyear (2015)
    Television (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Booze Lightyear is a workplace comedy

  • Comedians On

    Comedians On (2015)
    Television (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Comedians share their opinions on a range of topics taken from a day-to-day basis.

  • Rivers 9

    Rivers 9 (2015)
    Film (Action, Comedy and Crime) Miscellaneous Crew Struggling to make ends meet while caring for his younger sister, Jake Rivers has had nothing but bad luck since the Molichan Tribal Casino descended on his close-knit, rural town. And with shops closing down, friends out of work, and a wife he can't seem to conceive with, Jake has reached his breaking point. Outmatched, but not outclassed, Jake and a band of lovable, low-tech misfits hatch a plan to punish the crooks who run the casino and beat them at their own game by pulling off the heist of the century. They may fail, but you've got nothing to lose, you've got everything to win. Written by Chris W. Freeman

  • The Epic Journey

    The Epic Journey (2015)
    Film (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew Join co-hosts Tim Chey and Anna Sims as they travel around the world uncovering stories of God's miracles in this epic journey to 37 countries. Premiered on Daystar TV - Reaching 55 million homes nationwide.

  • Maul Dogs

    Maul Dogs (2015)
    Film (Comedy) Special effects Cal runs a comic book store/tattoo parlor in an inner city strip mall. Along with his friends, Uno and Kossi, who also have businesses in the strip, they never gave a second thought to the future of their community. Until one day the landlord gambles away all of his money and the strip mall to the neighborhood gang boss and bowling king pin Devine. In order to save their jobs they struggle to come up with Devine's money enlisting the help of their friends and neighbors who come together to support them with no questions asked. Unfortunately their efforts aren't enough and they are still short of money. Having had the enormous support and realizing the value their business has to the community, they decide to not give up and enlist in a bowling tournament whose grand price is enough to save the strip. Unfortunately none of them know how to bowl. Their faith changes though when they realize the local weirdo/bum aka "2 Strike" used to be a bowling champion way back in the day. With a bit... Written by Ali Zamani

  • Fearing the Walking Dead in Los Angeles, CA

    Fearing the Walking Dead in Los Angeles, CA (2015)
    Television (Comedy) Editor A small group of friends find themselves in the midst of a zombie apocalypse and their true California nature is brought to life.

  • Ana Maria in Novela Land

    Ana Maria in Novela Land (2015)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Art department Ana Maria is having a bad day until she magically switches places with the main character of her favorite telenovela. As she struggles to escape from Novela Land, Ana Maria finally understands why her real life was such a mess.

  • Two Guys One Truck

    Two Guys One Truck (2014)
    Television (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Two guys, Nick and Kenton try to make their small moving company successful when they continually get the oddest clients and get put in the most awkward and hilarious situations.

  • Bro, What Happened?

    Bro, What Happened? (2014)
    Film (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Phil and his friends try to piece together what happened at the previous night's drugs, sex and booze filled party. As they dig deeper, it becomes clear that whatever happened, it was one epic night.

  • Text Wisely

    Text Wisely (2014)
    Film (Short and Horror) Miscellaneous Crew Home alone, Shelly is expecting a friend for lunch but an unwanted intruder shows up instead. Tara Macken is Shelly and James Logan is the intruder in this home invasion short film.

  • The Window

    The Window (2014)
    Film (Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Nelson has a vivid nightmare of a woman being murdered and discovers that this is the beginning of a string of actual serial murders. To clear up this disturbing mystery, he pursues the serial killer to find out why he is haunting his dreams. Written by Anonymous

  • The Armadillo

    The Armadillo (2014)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew When Clark's ex-girlfriend steals a sentimental painting of his, he enlists the help of his oddball friend, Paul, who leads them on a harebrained journey to get it back.

  • Ayden and the Stork

    Ayden and the Stork (2014)
    Film (Short, Adventure, Family and Fantasy) Miscellaneous Crew Ayden and the Stork is a fantastical story about a boy who tries to catch his little sister's stork.

  • Haunting of the Innocent

    Haunting of the Innocent (2014)
    Film (Horror and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Desperate to reconnect with his wife and son after a violent attack leaves them fear-stricken and traumatized, a father moves his family to a sleepy New England town and finds himself in a fight against supernatural forces hell-bent on tearing them apart. Written by Anonymous

  • L.A. Macabre

    L.A. Macabre (2014)
    Television (Thriller) Special effects Add a Plot »

  • The Mountain Man

    The Mountain Man (2014)
    Film (Documentary, Biography, Family and History) Editor The Mountain Man is a documentary about Benjamin Harrison Hensley (Harrison), an old man who lives in the mountains of southwest Virginia. Harrison lives in a small cottage at the mouth of a valley. For his entire life, he has never had running water, a proper restroom, or a sense for cleanliness. Let alone, left his house. He's survived 3 heart attacks, triple bypass surgery, and overcome the loss of his wife due to a combination of not taking her shoes off for 7 years and a bad liver. The film tells the story of Harrison, from child birth to present day. Then, follows Harrison through a day in the life. Then... Having never seen anything more than his own small mountain community for over 82 years, production takes Harrison on a series of Adventures to let him see the world. We follow Harrison to see just how much he can take of the "21st century" and the people that have come to make up what we call society. Written by Zach Brown

  • Your Mother's Maiden Name

    Your Mother's Maiden Name (2014)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Art department Pete calls his bank and endures the hardship of customer service that we all know all too well.

  • Mantecoza

    Mantecoza (2014)
    Film (Action, Comedy and Fantasy) Art department The story of office drone Sebastian King's tongue-in-cheek adventures in the magically steampunk world of Mantecoza. Using the magical ring and a magical word, Sebastian travels between worlds, trying to save both from the evil machinations of Lord Barr. Written by Susan Kaff

  • Tarot: A Documentary Love Story

    Tarot: A Documentary Love Story (2014)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Babydills and Babykins find out what love means while struggling to film a documentary about Tarot.

  • Handsome

    Handsome (2013)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Handsome doesn't always come in the way you think

  • Blood Money

    Blood Money (2013)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • The Sunshine Girls

    The Sunshine Girls (2013)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew A short film done sitcom style about four elderly and feisty females forced to live in a retirement center after losing their husbands. They feel their lives are mundane until they realize friendship is everything.

  • I Always Said Yes: The Many Lives of Wakefield Poole

    I Always Said Yes: The Many Lives of Wakefield Poole (2013)
    Film (Documentary, Biography and History) Miscellaneous Crew An outspoken and articulate artist in a turbulent, passionate time, Wakefield Poole didn't think of himself as a pornographer. He was a filmmaker who used his dance and theater background to create beautiful, erotic art films that challenged the mind. Many agreed. To others, though, Poole just made dirty movies. I Always Said Yes: The Many Lives of Wakefield Poole tells the story of this sometimes overlooked gay liberation and independent film making pioneer. In an era when anyone making, promoting, or appearing in what the US government considered "pornography" could be liable for prosecution and jail time, Wakefield Poole was a remarkably open and honest gay filmmaker. He also became internationally famous and his movies screened for years as examples of films that could be artistic as well as sexually explicit. Filled with gorgeous archival footage, excerpts from Poole's lushly photographed films, and entertaining and illuminating interviews with Poole's contemporaries and ... Written by Jim Tushinski

  • 616: Paranormal Incident

    616: Paranormal Incident (2013)
    Film (Horror) Miscellaneous Crew When Special Agent Watts and his Investigation Unit are called to the derelict Woodburrow Prison he thinks it's business as usual. But there's nothing usual about Woodburrow. A mysterious woman is found attempting to flee the scene and things begin to spiral out of control as an evil force picks the team off one by one. Soon Agent Watts is left alone to face what might be the world's most powerful evil...The Devil. Written by Highland Film Group

  • Patchwork Dreams

    Patchwork Dreams (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Editor When Xiang is passed up for an opportunity at work, she is inspired to break out on her own.

  • The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert

    The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert (2013)
    Film (Documentary and Biography) Editorial department A biographical documentary on the architect and environmentalist Paolo Soleri. It is the story of an unprecedented artistic quest. Born in Torino, Italy in 1919, Soleri came to America in 1946 to mentor under Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West, Arizona. After one and a half years, Soleri left Wright to embark on a blazing original course of his own. While uncovering Soleri's legacy as an architect, environmentalist, and philosopher, the film will pose critical questions about mankind's future, and architecture in a world facing environmental, social, and economic crisis. Few architects have proposed more ambitious design, and been less prone to compromise. Written by Lisa Scafuro

  • Final: The Rapture

    Final: The Rapture (2013)
    Film (Thriller) Visual effects Breathtaking, gripping, layered, and astonishing, FINAL is a gritty, international tale of four separate stories woven together by a common theme: the Rapture. In Los Angeles, Colin Nelson desperately attempts to flee to Bora Bora. Keenly aware that he's in the Tribulation period, his only hope is in a mysterious man named Frankie. In Tokyo, a covert agent, Masashi, tries to unravel the disappearance of millions of people as the government closes in on him. In Rio De Janeiro, Marie searches for her final relative as time runs out. And on a deserted island in the South Pacific, Tom Wiseman, an avowed atheist, attempts to be rescued after his plane goes down. Bold in scope, FINAL will captivate you from the very first page to the stunning, tear-jerking end. Written by Linda Albright

  • Cathedral Canyon

    Cathedral Canyon (2013)
    Film (Drama) Art department A story set in both sprawling modern Phoenix and the fringe, rural polygamist communities of Northern Arizona, this film presents a hidden connection between these two very different worlds that permits the shocking acts of these cults to continue. Written by Paul Davis

  • A Stray

    A Stray (2013)
    Film (Short, Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Vicious compulsions consume a domesticated, single father when his home and child fall victim to the aggression of an elusive, wild animal. A Stray is a dramatic character study centered on the destabilizing properties of anger and the role that violence plays when self-control disappears. Bordering on the surreal, this story - a blend of horror and drama - compares a rigid, domesticated lifestyle to brutal animalistic behavior. Focusing a macro lens on these two diametrically opposite behaviors finds they may coexist within a person and struggle for dominance. Written by Anonymous

  • The Company

    The Company (2012)
    Film (Short, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Ever dream of starting your life over in another town, with another name, in another country? For a fee, an organization called The Company will provide all the documents necessary to create a brand new you in a brand new place.

  • Sorority Party Massacre

    Sorority Party Massacre (2012)
    Film (Comedy and Horror) Miscellaneous Crew Sexy college girls endure gore galore when a psychotic killer with a taste for sorority sister torture arrives. But when this party gets started, will they receive an advanced degree in extreme horror? stars Leslie Easterbrook (THE DEVIL'S REJECTS), adult-film legend Ron Jeremy, and new scream queens Marissa Skell, Eve Mauro, and Yvette Yates in this wild, hotter-than-hell horror comedy. Written by Anonymous

  • H.O.P.E

    H.O.P.E (2012)
    Television (Drama and Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew H.O.P.E is a new future based sci-fi drama starring a cast of relative newcomers. It revolves around the adversity of the human spirit when pitted against an imposed life versus a naturally occuring one. Each episode follows a different character and the effects that such a world would have on the human mind. The controllers of this world will do what it takes to lead the characters down the perceivable right path. The question is the right path for whom. The series, which takes place in the year 8015, is host to a large array of characters both human and alien alike. The first season introduces you to each of the characters and how they came to be while showcasing the inner struggle one must go through in order to reach the truth. The mysteries of the show are layer deep and will evolve as each character find themselves. The show also takes you on a journey into the past, present, and future in order to provide a better understanding of how the events transpired. Only time will tell ... Written by Ruben Angelo

  • The Mid-Life Crisis Guide to Strippers

    The Mid-Life Crisis Guide to Strippers (2012)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Damsel

    Damsel (2012)
    Film (Short, Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Detective James Saxon takes on a new case and unknowingly discovers a world of psychic villains and heroes in Catbrain Film Factory's newest short film, Damsel. Damsel is based on the characters and world of published author Nathan L. Yocum and is the third short set in the 'Strong Brain' universe. Written by Anonymous

  • Dawn ON the Dead

    Dawn ON the Dead (2012)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Grizzly Cove

    Grizzly Cove (2012)
    Film by Highland Film Group / Justin Jones Titles Designer (Trailer)

  • Dose of Reality

    Dose of Reality (2012)
    Television by Destiny Pictures / Christopher Glatis Titles Designer

  • H.O.P.E.

    H.O.P.E. (2012)
    Film (short) by Rangelo Productions / Kevin Phipps Titles Designer

  • A Man and His Mustache

    A Man and His Mustache (2012)
    Documentary by Two Whiskeys and a Smoke Productions / Joseph Ahern Titles Designer / Poster Designer

  • My Future Baby

    My Future Baby (2012)
    Film (short) by Stand Media / Brigitte Mueller Titles Designer

  • Paranormal Incident 2

    Paranormal Incident 2 (2012)
    Film by Marquis Productions / David Chirichillo Titles Designer

  • Just Seen It (Series)

    Just Seen It (Series) (2012)
    Film by Hermosa Entertainment / David Freedman Senior Editor

  • The Fourth Reich

    The Fourth Reich (2011)
    Film (Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Sweet Connections

    Sweet Connections (2010)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Naturally positive Victoria has high expectations for a neighborhood program designed to 'connect' people in the community. Together, with her skeptical husband, they experience a very unexpected connection.

  • Being Nigel

    Being Nigel (2010)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Contingency

    Contingency (2010)
    Film (Short and Action) Special effects In the near future, in a post-apocalyptic world, brutal local population control guarantees survival - for some. When Sebastian (Daniel S. Kim) and Abigail (Annie Boon) face the possibility that they may be the next victims of the militia's population control policy, they form a contingency plan in order to increase their chances for survival. Written by David Matteson

  • Clowns with Spatulas

    Clowns with Spatulas (2010)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Music) Editor A nonsensical comedy that chronicles a rock band of five friends in their mid-twenties, hours away from their final performance. Once, they seemed destined for greatness, but due to their pompous guitarist and songwriter, have gone back to scoring gigs as a high school graduation band in their small town. Written by Anonymous

  • Tension of Skin

    Tension of Skin (2010)
    Film (Short and Drama) Editor Love is not always affirming, fulfilling, or compassionate. When Michael (Mario Guzman) and Sharon (Davina Joy) come together, the mix is potent, brutal and bad. Fighting for possession of their feelings and each other, will they destroy themselves before they learn to read between the lines? Synthetic Human Pictures sheds light on the dark side of relationships and the toxic cycles that couples encounter within. Written by David Matteson

  • Crossroads

    Crossroads (2010)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Cinematographer Boy meets girl unexpectedly while traveling to work on the metro. Boy is an ultra conservative rigid lawyer, girl is a quirky animated aspiring actress on her way to an audition.

  • Five Minutes

    Five Minutes (2009)
    Film (Short and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Disturbed man enters a coffee shop with a gun and a mission...to wake up the patrons.

  • To a Lesser Degree

    To a Lesser Degree (2009)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Editor Joe has it all: The beautiful girl, the luxury apartment, the fancy sports car. When the bills don't get paid and Joe's lifestyle is put on the chopping block, his superintendent offers a solution that allows him to keep his lifestyle, just to a lesser degree. Written by Stephen C. Krystek

  • Her Special Day

    Her Special Day (2009)
    Film (Short) Editor A young child enjoys a sunny, summer picnic thrown in her honor by her parents' new affluent friends. But night is waiting and within its darkness, unimaginable horror.

  • Pattern: Response

    Pattern: Response (2009)
    Television by Synthetic Human Pictures Titles Designer

  • I'm Voting Republican

    I'm Voting Republican (2008)
    Video (Short and Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew I'm Voting Republican is a satirical look at the likely outcome of another four years of Republican government. The not-so-subtle message behind the film is the importance of a united bloc of citizens willing to take the time and effort to vote Democrat in order to improve America's domestic and foreign policy. Written by David Matteson

  • Roman a Bottle

    Roman a Bottle (2008)
    Film (Short and Drama) Editor Roman lives a mundane life, from his work to his time with his fiancé. Like many others in his situation, Roman has a secret desire for something new, dark, and potentially dangerous. To him that world is but a dream, until the pressures of his reality overwhelm him, giving him the motivation to take his life in a radical new direction. Written by David Matteson

  • Common Ground

    Common Ground (2008)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Editor In a small suburban home far from the battlefields on the nightly news, a different but equally deadly war is being fought. Candace and Andrew continually skirmish without conceding an inch; each is convinced that their cause is right. Will irreconcilable differences split them apart, or can they both find Common Ground? Written by Anonymous

  • Drain

    Drain (2008)
    Film (Short, Crime and Drama) Art department Two lifelong friends, Gene and Lenny spend their days drifting through alleyways, begging for change and surviving on the streets . When an opportunity arises that could change both of their lives, Gene begins to doubt Lenny's methods of survival. As their journey winds down to a close, Gene must make a decision that will drastically affect both his life and the life of his only friend. Written by Stephen C. Krystek

  • Not Quite Dead

    Not Quite Dead (2007)
    Film (Short and Horror) Special effects A small sub-urban neighborhood is over-run with the recently deceased and a group of friends try to survive with the help of their zombie-fanatic friend, Kris. As the horde of dead grows around the house, the survivors soon realize that their chance of escape is growing slimmer by the minute. Written by Stephen C. Krystek

  • Tip Jar

    Tip Jar (2007)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Art department Surviving on tips is a tough way for a waitress to make a living. To make matters worse, they have to deal with customers asking them out all the time, misreading their flirtatious customer service for something else. Two waitresses decide to counter their customers' advances with elaborate excuses that not only let the guys down easy, but encourage them to leave a bigger tip! All goes well until one customer won't take 'no' for an answer. Now both waitresses must team up to show him their only interests lie with the tip! Written by Stephen C. Krystek

  • Just Seen It

    Just Seen It
    Television (Talk-Show) Miscellaneous Crew Review show where industry professionals review the newest in theaters, on TV and cable as well as provide inside Hollywood interviews.

Awards

  • Best Screenplay (Drama) AOF International Film Festival
    (2010)

  • Best Director - Filmstock Film Festival
    (2010)

Education

  • The Art Institute of Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ)
    (1997-1999)

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