Stephen Barnett has worked in Theatre, Acting, Photography, Storytelling, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Interior & Furniture Design, Construction, Sculpture, and the Cinema Arts throughout his professional career because these multiple disciplines help produce better storytelling.
He recently graduated with a Master's in Gender, Sexuality, and Cinema Theory from the CUNY Graduate Center shortly after a CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies in Theatre and Cinema production.
Prior to that, he studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and the Herbert Berghof Studio.
Consequently, he has produced twenty films of various length, cast, crew, content, and accolades.
CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT - #21:
(2 Scenes / 2 Locations)
Trapped between loving the sinner and hating the sin, a desperate Grandmother turns to her Priest for guidance regarding her queer grandchild and is then forced to choose between religion or family.
We are looking for someone who has a drive to produce a professional short film through a budget that allows for casting SAG/AFTRA performers and hiring a crew. Some film production experience required. However, open to meeting with a person who is looking to take the next step forward in their career development.
(Film Festival Submissions)
Falling in Love Again
A queer dramedy about a modern nostalgic romance, and the power to resist its fickle nature.
*Official Selection- Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival, September 20-29, 2018
A Frame, a Light, and a Squirrel
Cinéma vérité -
Resisting parental control, a plucky little child pursues a furry new friend.
*Official Selection- "One Shot" Film Festival, June 4-10, 2018