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About Stephen

Stephen (pronounced Stefan) classifies himself as 'Blatino'; half Black and half Latino, and has grown up in nearly every borough of New York City (from Harlem to the Bronx).

Stephen excelled at art and writing at an early age, following in along line of artists from both sides of his family.

He was awarded a position in the Talent Opportunity Program at the John Peter Tetard school, as well Manhattan’s prestigious High School of Art and Design, both for his artistic ability.

He later attended Latino Televison Studios, the Center for Media Arts, BronxNet and the City University of New York, majoring in film.

Following another family tradition, Stephen joined the military as a proud member of the United States Marine Corps.

He has worked on films as a Script Supervisor, Director, Producer and Writer. He created, wrote and illustrated the children's book series 'The Amalaganimals', as well as helmed the live action and animated series based on the books, which he won the 2012 BETA Award for Best Youth Program.

He has also won the 2011 ActNow Foundation's The Next 15-Minutes Script Competition for his script '$TASH'.

He wrote and produced the short film 'Recoil:A New Take On An Old Tale', wrote, directed and produced the indie film 'Black Pearl: The Art Of War And Peace', and written several episodes of the web series 'The Block'.


Recently, he has authored the book adaptions of 'The Paladin: Blood Bank', '$TASH', 'Dead Bang', and the forthcoming 'Bronze Aegis'.

Unique traits: Writer, illustrator, director, producer

Loglines

  • The Paladin: Blood Bank

    The Paladin: Blood Bank Horror THE PALADIN: BLOOD BANK at first appears to be a tale of a group of hit-men who botch their assignment for a Los Angeles crime lord. But it soon becomes apparent that this is a supernatural tale of good vs. evil in a biblical sense, and the hit-men are actually vampires now being hunted by their former prey: an infamous fallen angel known as The Paladin.

  • $TASH

    $TASH Crime $TASHis set in the world of the black ‘yardie’ gangs of England, where a former gangster tries to go straight. But when his old boss is released from prison after a botched robbery from years earlier, he is forced to make amends and do one last job.

  • Dead Bang

    Dead Bang Horror DEAD BANG is set in New York City after terrorists ignite a dirty bomb filled with a prototype bio-weapon, which turns the Big Apple into a zombie apocalypse. This is not your typical zombie-movie, as we watch how the various cultures and cliques found only in New York band together to fight back and survive.

  • Bronze Aegis

    Bronze Aegis Fantasy The undead legions of Iuzerak have gathered under the banner of the villainous Black Friar, who seeks the Obelisk of Life to resurrect the dead god and unleash hell on the world of Tellus. Only an unlikely alliance of a novice wizard, a volatile mercenary, a renegade elven princess, a dishonored assassin, a doomed minotaur, a thieving gnome and a defective mech, stand any hope of stopping the army of darkness known as the Hellmongers.

  • The Elementaries

    The Elementaries Family THE ELEMENTARIES is an animated family movie about a group of four siblings who are forced to attend Roswell Elementary school when their military dad is stationed there. Formerly known as Area 51, the school is in the middle of an alien conspiracy for world domination, and inadvertently gives the siblings superhuman abilities from drinking alien-tainted milk in the school cafeteria.

  • Cycle of Operation

    Cycle of Operation Crime CYCLE OF OPERATION follows a single gun that passes hands throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The gun has a different effect and repercussions for everyone who encounters before winding up back at the beginning, thus completing the cycle.

  • The Amalaganimals

    The Amalaganimals Family A group of four energetic animal kids who are all the product of mixed couplings. Together, they set out on a journey of self-discovery, learning not only about themselves but also about other races and cultures. Along the way they learn to appreciate their dual heritages and promote acceptance and understanding. Even the very title ‘Amalaganimals’ is a fitting fusion of the words ‘amalgam’ (which means to combine), and ‘animal’.

Credits

  • Bronze Aegis

    Bronze Aegis (2015)
    Print by Pantoja Press Author

  • The Block

    The Block (2014)
    Internet Writer (S 1/Ep 8)

  • The Amalaganimals: Fibbing, Filching Finks

    The Amalaganimals: Fibbing, Filching Finks (2014)
    Print by Pantoja Press Author

  • The Paladin: Blood Bank

    The Paladin: Blood Bank (2014)
    Print by Pantoja Press Author

  • $TASH

    $TASH (2014)
    Print by Pantoja Press Author

  • Dead Bang

    Dead Bang (2014)
    Print by Pantoja Press Author

  • Keep the Party Going

    Keep the Party Going (2012)
    Film Script Supervisor

  • Recoil: A New Take on an Old Tale

    Recoil: A New Take on an Old Tale (2012)
    Film (short) by Mosholu Mob Media Writer, producer

  • Black Pearl: the Art of War and Peace

    Black Pearl: the Art of War and Peace (2012)
    Film (short) by Mosholu Mob Media Director, producer, writer

  • The Amalaganimals TV Show

    The Amalaganimals TV Show (2010)
    Television by Mosholu Mob Media Director, producer, writer

Awards

  • WINNER: The BETA Award for Best Youth Program for The Amlaganimals
    (2012)

  • WINNER: The Next 15-Minutes Script Competition for $TASH
    (2011)

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