Steve is an action-driven, emotion-focused filmmaker, whose projects reflect a rigor and affinity for capturing heart-pounding moments, from elaborate and intensely violent sequences, to a simple shared breath that changes everything. Nowhere is this more evident than in his award-winning short, EL COCODRILO, written by Alfredo Barrios, Jr.. He’s set to direct his 2nd episode of QUEEN OF THE SOUTH on USA in 2020, and is currently in post on his feature directorial debut, LOVE AND BASEBALL. He has also directed a diverse spectrum of commercials for sports brands like Nike Basketball to beer brands like Cerveza Montejo to comedic campaigns for BurgerFi, and many more.
Steve has participated in the ABC, NBC, and Sony Directing Programs.
His visual perspective is informed by extensive experience as a cinematographer, including the indie feature credits SATELLITE OF LOVE and JACK’S APOCALYPSE. In the doc world, he recently shot CODED BIAS, which screened in competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, as well as the Leonardo DiCaprio produced feature, CATCHING THE SUN. He also collaborated with Ken Jeong on the ESPN 30 for 30 film, STUDENT/ATHLETE.
Born and raised in San Antonio, TX, Steve earned his M.F.A. in Film Production from Florida State University. He is a member of the DGA and currently resides in the lush urban sprawl of North Hollywood, CA.