Stephan Vladimir Bugaj

Stephan Vladimir Bugaj

Creative executive, director and producer in Los Angeles, California

About Stephan

Ex-Pixar screenwriter and filmmaker, Ex-Telltale Games Creative Director, now in L.A. developing my own projects and doing freelance story consulting, screenwriting, direction and production.

Name: Stephan Vladimir Bugaj

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Creative Executive, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Script Consultant and Story Analyst


  • Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series

    Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Games Series (2014)
    Video Game by Martin Montgomery (Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Writer, Creative Director Rhys and his best friend Vaughan venture to the desert world of Pandora in search of a mysterious vault key.

  • Hog's Tooth

    Hog's Tooth (2014)
    Film (short) by Olek Lyzwanski (Drama) Writer Hog's Tooth is a story about a young Scout Sniper, Andy Weston, deployed on his first combat mission in Iraq. As a new team member, Weston is eager to prove he is ready for the challenges and rigors of extended sniper missions. In an unanticipated turn of events, he finds himself behind the rifle in a compromising position. Under the pressure of the mission and of the military, Weston will make a decision that will forever change his life. Written by Olek Lyzwanski

  • Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series

    Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series (2014)
    Video Game by Martin Montgomery (Adventure, Drama and Fantasy) Creative Director, Director House Forrester (bannermen to the Starks) are falling apart. Taking place after the episode Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere (2013), the game focuses on the Forresters' survival against their rivals the Whitehills. Surrounded by House Bolton and Whitehill, the family must help one another.

  • The Walking Dead: The Game - Season 2

    The Walking Dead: The Game - Season 2 (2013)
    Video Game by Eric Parsons (Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror and 1 More) Creative Director Left to fend for herself, Clementine has been forced to learn how to survive in a world gone mad. Many months have passed and she is in search of safety. But what can an ordinary child do to stay alive when the living can be just as bad - and sometimes worse - than the dead? Written by Anonymous

  • The Wolf Among Us

    The Wolf Among Us (2013)
    Video Game by Jason Latino (Adventure, Crime and Fantasy) Creative Director As Bigby Wolf - the big bad wolf in human form - you discover that the brutal, bloody murder of a Fable is just a taste of things to come, in a game series where your every decision can have enormous consequences. Your choices matter: it's not only WHAT you choose to do that will affect how your story plays out, but WHEN you choose to do it. Written by Anonymous

  • Brave

    Brave (2012)
    Film by Brenda Chapman (Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 1 More) Visual effects Set in Scotland in a rugged and mythical time, "Brave" features Merida, an aspiring archer and impetuous daughter of royalty. Merida makes a reckless choice that unleashes unintended peril and forces her to spring into action to set things right. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

  • Day & Night

    Day & Night (2010)
    Film (short) by Teddy Newton (Animation) Visual effects When Day, a sunny fellow, encounters Night, a stranger of distinctly darker moods, sparks fly! Day and Night are frightened and suspicious of each other at first, and quickly get off on the wrong foot. But as they discover each other's unique qualities--and come to realize that each of them offers a different window onto the same world-the friendship helps both to gain a new perspective. Written by Pixar

  • Making a Confloption

    Making a Confloption (2009)
    Film (short) by Stephan Vladimir Bugaj (Documentary) Producer, Director, Cinematographer

  • Tokyo Mater

    Tokyo Mater (2008)
    Film (short) by Rob Gibbs (Animation) Visual effects A routine tow lands Mater in Tokyo, where he is challenged to a drift-style race against a nefarious gang leader and his posse of ninjas. With the help of his friend, 'Dragon' Lightning McQueen, and some special modifications, Mater attempts to drift to victory and become 'Tow-ke-O Mater, King of all Drifters.'

  • WALL·E

    WALL·E (2008)
    Film by Andrew Stanton (Animation, Adventure, Family and Sci-Fi) Visual effects In a distant, but not so unrealistic, future where mankind has abandoned earth because it has become covered with trash from products sold by the powerful multi-national Buy N Large corporation, WALL-E, a garbage collecting robot has been left to clean up the mess. Mesmerized with trinkets of Earth's history and show tunes, WALL-E is alone on Earth except for a sprightly pet cockroach. One day, EVE, a sleek (and dangerous) reconnaissance robot, is sent to Earth to find proof that life is once again sustainable. WALL-E falls in love with EVE. WALL-E rescues EVE from a dust storm and shows her a living plant he found amongst the rubble. Consistent with her "directive", EVE takes the plant and automatically enters a deactivated state except for a blinking green beacon. WALL-E, doesn't understand what has happened to his new friend, but, true to his love, he protects her from wind, rain, and lightning, even as she is unresponsive. One day a massive ship comes to reclaim EVE, but WALL-E, ... Written by Anonymous

  • Violet

    Violet (2007)
    Film (short) by Mark Andrews (Drama) Visual effects, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • Ratatouille

    Ratatouille (2007)
    Film by Jan Pinkava (Animation, Comedy, Family and Fantasy) Visual effects A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down. Written by Orange

  • Cars

    Cars (2006)
    Film by Joe Ranft (Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 1 More) Visual effects While traveling to California for the dispute of the final race of the Piston Cup against The King and Chick Hicks, the famous Lightning McQueen accidentally damages the road of the small town Radiator Springs and is sentenced to repair it. Lightning McQueen has to work hard and finds friendship and love in the simple locals, changing its values during his stay in the small town and becoming a true winner. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • The Devil's Rejects

    The Devil's Rejects (2005)
    Film by Rob Zombie (Crime, Drama and Horror) Visual effects In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sadistic serial killers Firefly family (a.k.a. The Devil's Reject) and they arrest mother Firefly, but Otis B. Driftwood and Baby Firefly escape from the siege. Tiny is wandering nearby the house and also escapes. Otis and Baby call their patriarch, the mad clown Captain Spaulding and they schedule to reunite at an isolated motel in the desert. When Otis and Baby arrive, they kidnap two families of singers, using sadism and violence against the harmless persons. Meanwhile, Sheriff Wydell promises to capture and kill the runaways, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, the Deputy George Wydell. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • The Incredible Socks

    The Incredible Socks (2005)
    Film (short) by Mach Tony Kobayashi (Comedy) Actor, Camera and Electrical Department

  • The Incredibles

    The Incredibles (2004)
    Film by Brad Bird (Animation, Action, Adventure and Family) Visual effects, Miscellaneous Crew Bob Parr (A.K.A. Mr. Incredible), and his wife Helen (A.K.A. Elastigirl), are the world's greatest famous crime-fighting superheroes in Metroville. Always saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. But fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they have no choice but to retire as superheroes to live a "normal life" with their three children Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack (who were secretly born with superpowers). Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction. Written by Anthony Pereyra {}

  • Silent Hunter

    Silent Hunter (1996)
    Video Game by Mark Whisler Actor, Sound department

  • Thunderscape

    Thunderscape (1995)
    Video Game Actor, Sound department

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