Born and raised in the rough and tumble confines of East Flatbush, much like his favorite cartoon character, Bugs Bunny, Stephen has come a long way from Brooklyn, NY. One of nine children, Stephen left New York City behind to attend the College of Charleston on a basketball scholarship. Four years later, after winning the NAIA Men’s Basketball National Championship and being named tournament MVP, Stephen graduated from the C of C. After a very brief stint back in the northeast, he decided to return to Charleston and make it his home.
Stephen started working in the film industry shortly after Hurricane Hugo in 1989. State Farm came to town to do a post-storm commercial, and that was his introduction into the world of production. Though still employed in the financial services industry he continued to work on film projects in various departments until he was hired as an assistant location manager on “Twisted Desire” in 1995. Having paid his dues working as an assistant manager over the next 3 years, Stephen was given his shot as a location manager on “Chill Factor” produced by Morgan Creek in 1998.
Since then, Stephen has become the “go to” guy for filming in the Charleston area. His managing credits include the feature films “In Crowd”, “Leo”, “Cold Mountain” and most recently “LEAVEY”; his television credits include “Ripley’s Believe or Not”, “Semper Fi”, “RECKLESS” and every episode of Lifetime’s “Army Wives” series that filmed for seven (7) seasons in the Charleston area.
Stephen has managed various commercials, music videos and still shoots. He has scouted for numerous other projects and has worked as a scout for the SC Film Commission starting back in 1985. Stephen currently resides on the peninsula in the City of Charleston. He has two beautiful daughters ages 23 and 16.
Steve and daughter Sarah a few years back.
Steve, John Kretschmer and Tim Fox scouting Morris Island lighthouse.
Driving to the hoop for a national title.