STEVE THE SHORT

Executive Producer | Writer | Star | I’d lived in NYC for 7 years and had never booked a tv or film gig. I believed in my soul that I couldn’t do it, wasn’t good enough, didn’t have the skills. I let the fear and doubt paralyze me. And then I said, F%#& IT!!! I didn’t know what I was doing, still don’t, but I called on my friends, pooled my resources, spent a shit ton of money😫😂, believed in myself, challenged myself, and wrote my own vehicle. It probably would’ve been cheaper to just take on-camera classes (BAHAHAHA 🥴😂), but this is so much sweeter. @igbytowers is the reason that “Steve” exists. I don’t know why he supports or believes in me (he’s crazy 😂), but I love him dearly!!!! I absolutely conned him into producing and directing and I have ZERO regrets (but I know that I owe him😉). I cast my friends, who I owe BIG TIME, and they showed up for me and I am forever grateful. This is sacrifice and hard work and stress and SACRIFICE, but it’s worth it. I’m not waiting on anybody to give me anything. Take what’s yours. 👸🏾🙅🏾‍♀️❤️#FORWARD FOLLOW @stevetheshort and stay updated on all things STEVE!!!!! 🐁 🐭 🐁 #BuyMeAFryCuziAintGotNoMoney

April, 2018 - I had just finished a year on the road doing Hamilton. I was unemployed, I was bored, and I was looking for whatever was coming next. While I was in LA, I had written a one-woman show, which proved to be a life changing experience. It helped me realize that I wanted to write more, to tell my own stories, to control my own narrative. I had an idea for a short film, but had no idea where to begin. I reached out to an old friend, Jason, for a lunch date. He worked in the film industry and I hoped he would give me some insight, or at least tell me the 3 most common mistakes that most young filmmakers make….but, he had other plans. He heard my pitch and said, “Oh, we’re producing this.” The next couple months are a blur. I wrote a treatment (didn’t know what that was), and then there was a screenplay (didn't know how to write one, but I do now thanks to Final Draft & YouTube), and suddenly we’re talking budgets and locations and blocking out 3 days in November to shoot MY film. Jason assembled a stellar crew, I cast all of my brilliant friends, and STEVE was born.

I made STEVE as an exercise, an experiment. After 7 years in NYC, I had never been cast in a tv show or movie and was convinced that it would never happen. So, I decided to stop waiting on someone to decide I was worthy, and write my own way. And now, I’m an award winning filmmaker. #Forward

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I’m an Award Winning Filmmaker. Period. #InvestInYourself #WriteYourOwnWay #BustOutOfTheFugginBox
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Me & The Star, Steve, on the last day of shooting!

Me & The Star, Steve, on the last day of shooting!

Shooting in the park with my DP, Alex, and my friends J. Alphonse & Kristolyn

Shooting in the park with my DP, Alex, and my friends J. Alphonse & Kristolyn

November. 30 degrees, We hand hand-warmers in places that we’ll never speak of…. and I was giving a leg, because why not.

November. 30 degrees, We hand hand-warmers in places that we’ll never speak of…. and I was giving a leg, because why not.

This is my friend Raymond. I make him look really good…..

This is my friend Raymond. I make him look really good…..

I convinced these crazy talented kids to play my parents and they nailed it. C. Kelly & Keith !!!

I convinced these crazy talented kids to play my parents and they nailed it. C. Kelly & Keith !!!

This is Jason. I’m glaring at him with so much love and adoration……and love LOL

This is Jason. I’m glaring at him with so much love and adoration……and love LOL