Emmy® and ADDY® award-winning Creative Producer and Executive Producer with broadcast, independent documentary film, and branded content/corporate experiences. Stefanie has produced an directed independent films have been featured at film festivals such as Big Sky and SIFF, and on Alaska Airlines, PBS and National Geographic. She has also worked with companies such as PBS, Expedia, Amazon, vitaminwater and Volvo. Stefanie’s a passionate visionary with expertise in leading cross-functional and creative teams, and adept at project management with a track record of producing high quality work.
With a keen eye on creating impactful media and related engagement campaigns, Stefanie has had a long tenure at PBS where she led national and local multimedia projects and developed strategic partnerships and engagement strategies, including work for Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Over the last four years, she was the Executive Director of the NFFTY film festival. Currently, Stefanie is freelance producing. Stefanie has her Master of Arts in Communication from Ohio University. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Seattle Women in Film.
Unique traits: I'm a creative producer and line producer with a long history of impact producing and engagement, which allow me to focus on audience development. As a nonprofit executive, I have been actively involved in grant writing and fundraising. Ultimately, I bring all these unique experiences and skills to any production that I'm on.
The Lunchbox Brigade
Film (Short, Adventure, Comedy, Drama and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew Fresh out of middle school, The Lunchbox Brigade risks it all to rescue one of their own from the perils of parent-assigned summer camp.
Sight UnScene 2016
Commercial by NFFTY Creative (Short) Executive Producer A series of branded content shorts that explore travel destinations around the world.
Last Refuge of the Troublemaker
Film (Documentary and Short) Producer In the Pacific Northwest, communities are surrounded by majestic trees. For some, these trees become a way of life and essential to their livelihood. Meet Steve Backus, a second generation wood carver who is equal parts lumberjack, artist and troublemaker.
A Supporting Role
Documentary (Documentary) Producer
22nd Annual Golden Apple Awards
Documentary by KCTS Executive Producer
The 21st Annual Golden Apple Awards
by KCTS (Documentary) Executive Producer This annual award show honors educators, programs and schools making a positive difference in Washington state education. Since 1992, awards recipients are featured in a TV special that airs on public television stations across the state.
Documentary by KCTS (Documentary and Short) Producer, Director, Editor "The silent pictures were the purest form of cinema." -Alfred Hitchcock How do you score music for a silent film? David Keenan and Nova Devonie make up the musical duo Miles & Karina. These Seattle musicians have been making music together for 22 years, having developed a quirky style and a large following. Join them as they work to create an original score to Alfred Hitchock's silent masterpiece, The Pleasure Garden.
Documentary by KCTS Director, Producer Seattle born artist Marita Dingus' work reflects her African American heritage and her commitment to reusing materials for a greater purpose. Her current exhibit at the Northwest African American Museum features clothing that she made upon returning to Seattle after spending years in the South. Marita is a Guggenheim Fellow who holds her BFA from Temple University and her MFA from San Jose State University.
Film (Documentary, Biography and Short) Producer, Director, Editor Life on the farm feels like his destiny. Meet local organic farmer, Ed Tennant, a well-loved member of the Methow Valley community and fixture at the local farmer's market. While caring for his beautiful land, Ed struggles with PTSD due to his service in Vietnam. It is through his work on his farm and his connection to the animals that Ed finds solace and a sense of place in the world. Written by Anonymous
The Night Shift
Film (Documentary and Biography) Producer What draws you to a place? What draws us to one another? A look at the people from Beth's Cafe, a local Seattle greasy spoon.
On the Dust Bowl with Ken Burns & Timothy Egan
TV Movie by KCTS (History) Producer n this Emmy® Award winning program for PBS, legendary PBS documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, along with Pulitzer Prize winner Timothy Egan engage in a lively discussion about The Dust Bowl. Together they consider the historical consequences from that period and lessons learned.
20th Annual Golden Apple Awards
Executive Producer This annual award show honors educators, programs and schools making a positive difference in Washington state education. Since 1992, awards recipients are featured in a TV special that airs on public television stations across the state.
Drinks and Conversation
TV Movie (History) Producer An accompanying film to Ken Burns' Prohibition. This PBS special paired Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Daniel Okrent as they discuss the history about Prohibition at Seattle's oldest speakeasy, Merchants Cafe.
Sight UnScene 2015
by NFFTY Creative Executive Producer A series of branded content travel films for Expedia
Documentary Director In 2005 Kurt Geissel opened Cafe Racer in Seattle, which has become a community for artists and creatives to gather and feel a sense of belonging. As the cafe has changed over the last ten years, so has Kurt.
Telly Award, Expedia: Sight UnScene: Nottingham
Telly Award, Expedia: Sight UnScene: New York City
Silver ADDY® / American Advertising Award
Gold ADDY® / American Advertising Award
Platinum AVA Digital Award
Emmy Award, On The Dust Bowl with Ken Burns & Timothy Egan
Emmy Award, Golden Apple Awards