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.
Name: Stephen Erickson
Lives in: Culver City, California
Occupation: Director, Screenwriter and Producer
DAVID AND KATRINA - A LOVE STORY - PAGE Awards Quarterfinalist
DAVID AND KATRINA - A LOVE STORY - Stage 32 Happy Writers Feature Quarterfinalist
DAVID AND KATRINA - A LOVE STORY - Scriptapalooza Scriptwriting Quarterfinalist
PICKING UP STICKS - Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Contest Second Round - Comedy
PICKING UP STICKS - Creative World Awards Comedy Semifinalist
THE STONECUTTER Best Feature - New York Independent Film Festival
THE STONECUTTER Best Picture (Maverick Award) - Method Film Festival
THE STONECUTTER Best Director - New York Independent Film Festival
THE STONECUTTER Best Cinematography - New York Independent Film Festival
THE STONECUTTER Best of Fest Audience Award 3rd. place, Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Jack Nicholson Screenwriting Award - top honor UCLA Film School, THE STONECUTTER and VANDALS
Jack Nicholson Screenwriting Award - UCLA Film School, THE REBELS OF LIBERTY HOLLOW, INDEPENDENCE H
The Stonecutter (Director's Cut)
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
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.
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
University of California, Los Angeles