Stephen Erickson

Stephen Erickson

Director, Screenwriter and Producer

Culver City, California

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About Stephen

Writer/director of the award-winning feature THE STONECUTTER. stonecuttermovie.com

THE STONECUTTER premiered internationally at the 2011 Cannes Film Market, on DVD in 2011, and digitally in 2014 and 2015 on the following platforms: Amazon Instant Video, VUDU, YouTube Movies, Google Play, Xbox, PlayStation

I write character driven stories about underdogs who stand up and find their voice, stories that can be told in surprising innovative ways. Theme is paramount.

DAVID AND KATRINA – A LOVE STORY (action-drama based on the true story the I control a life rights option to for all media) is a 2016 PAGE Awards Quarterfinalist, a 2016 Stage 32 Happy Writers Quarterfinalist and a 2016 Scriptapalooza Feature Screenwriting Awards Quarterfinalist.

PICKING UP STICKS is my new broad romantic comedy. It has advanced into the Second Round at the 2016 Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. It is also a 2016 Creative World Awards Comedy Semifinalist.

My other screenplays include
THE YES MAN’S DAUGHTER (crime thriller)
NATHAN’S WAY (coming-of-age dramedy).

Farm Animal Compassionate Engagement - farmanimalce.com - is a 501c(3) in progress. I am founder, blogger and a content creative for this site which launched in December, 2014 and is dedicated to ending the horror of factory farming.

I am also an entertainment consultant, having originated and overseen two independent Home Entertainment labels, VINA ENTERTAINMENT and WOODHAVEN ENTERTAINMENT, establishing distinctive brand identities by producing or acquiring cutting edge content. I have been directly responsible for the rights negotiation and licensing, development and release of over 400 feature films, television and special interest programs onto DVD and, more recently, onto broadcast and VOD platforms.

Loglines

  • DAVID AND KATRINA - A LOVE STORY

    DAVID AND KATRINA - A LOVE STORY Action Drama After Hurricane Katrina devastates New Orleans and leaves tens of thousands of pets stranded, this is the true story of the risk adverse animal lover who joins his impulsive ex-girlfriend and organizes and leads one of the largest and most dangerous animal rescue operations ever. As they dare to challenge the corrupt leaders, he rediscovers the courage to open his heart to her - and he rescues himself.

  • THE STONECUTTER

    THE STONECUTTER Drama PRODUCED stonecuttermovie.com A heart-hardened son returns home to his dying father, a master stonecutter, to keep a promise made years before: that he’d cut his gravestone. As he’s confronted by family members, each wrestling with their part in a dark secret, he discovers the healing power of love and his life’s purpose.

Credits

  • The Stonecutter (Director's Cut)

    The Stonecutter (Director's Cut) (2011)
    Film by Footprint Films LLC / Stephen Erickson (Drama) Writer / Director A heart-hardened son returns home to cut his dying father’s gravestone. As he is confronted by family members, each wrestling with their part in a dark secret, he discovers the healing power of love and his life's purpose. stonecuttermovie.com

  • Body Count: Murder for Hire

    Body Count: Murder for Hire (2005)
    Video by The Zalman King Company / Erik Voake (Documentary and Music) Producer Body Count's 2004 reunion tour. Their bangin' set, the hottest nights of their national tour including their Warped Tour appearance in San Francisco. Interviews with Ice T, band members, Jello Biafra. Special features.

  • The Stonecutter

    The Stonecutter (2000)
    Film by Footprint Films LLC / Stephen Erickson (Drama) Writer / Director A heart-hardened son returns home to his dying father, a master stonecutter, to keep a promise made years before: that he would cut his gravestone. As he searches for a way to forgive a man whose cowardice split apart the family, he is confronted by family members, each wrestling with their part in a dark secret, and he discovers the healing power of love and his life's purpose. Rich color palettes and a hand-held camera style, which opens the frame to dance with the actors, add to the emotional impact of this award winning directorial debut. stonecuttermovie.com

Awards

  • DAVID AND KATRINA - A LOVE STORY - PAGE Awards Quarterfinalist
    (2016)

  • DAVID AND KATRINA - A LOVE STORY - Stage 32 Happy Writers Feature Quarterfinalist
    (2016)

  • DAVID AND KATRINA - A LOVE STORY - Scriptapalooza Scriptwriting Quarterfinalist
    (2016)

  • PICKING UP STICKS - Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Contest Second Round - Comedy
    (2016)

  • PICKING UP STICKS - Creative World Awards Comedy Semifinalist
    (2016)

  • THE STONECUTTER Best Feature - New York Independent Film Festival
    (2002)

  • THE STONECUTTER Best Picture (Maverick Award) - Method Film Festival
    (2002)

  • THE STONECUTTER Best Director - New York Independent Film Festival
    (2002)

  • THE STONECUTTER Best Cinematography - New York Independent Film Festival
    (2002)

  • THE STONECUTTER Best of Fest Audience Award 3rd. place, Santa Barbara International Film Festival
    (2001)

  • Jack Nicholson Screenwriting Award - top honor UCLA Film School, THE STONECUTTER and VANDALS
    (1993)

  • Jack Nicholson Screenwriting Award - UCLA Film School, THE REBELS OF LIBERTY HOLLOW, INDEPENDENCE H
    (1992)

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles
    (1989-1993)

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