Stephen Mark Pantoja

Stephen Mark Pantoja

Pantoja Press

Screenwriter in The Bronx, New York

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'.


Name: Stephen Mark Pantoja

Lives in: The Bronx, New York

Company: Pantoja Press

Occupation: Screenwriter

Unique traits: Writer, illustrator, director, producer

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)

Desert Island Movies

Stephen's Profile Statistics

  • Since: September 2011
  • Last online: > 2 weeks ago
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