Steve is an action-driven, emotion-focused filmmaker currently in post on his feature directorial debut, LOVE & BASEBALL. His 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 short film, EL COCODRILO, which won numerous awards, including Best Short Film at the LA Latino International Film Festival. He’s set to direct his second episode of QUEEN OF THE SOUTH on USA in spring of 2020, and has also directed commercials for BurgerFi, Cerveza Montejo, Nike Basketball, SWBC, and others.
His perspective is informed by extensive experience as a cinematographer, including indie feature credits SATELLITE OF LOVE, and the Austin Film Festival Audience Award-winner, JACK’S APOCALYPSE. He’s collaborated with Ken Jeong on the ESPN 30 for 30 film, STUDENT/ATHLETE, and with Max Greenfield and Jerry Ferrara for the Direct TV series, THE GENTLEMEN’S LEAGUE. In the doc world, his film, CODED BIAS, recently screened at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. He also shot the Leonardo DiCaprio produced feature, CATCHING THE SUN, as well as the Jimmy Buffet Documentary, PARROTHEADS, and ROAR: THE MOST DANGEROUS MOVIE EVER MADE for Animal Planet. He’s shot commercials for Dr. Pepper, Paramount Pictures, Marvel, Freeform, Infiniti, Reebok, AXE Body Spray, Doritos, etc.
Born and raised in San Antonio, TX, Steve currently resides in the lush urban sprawl of North Hollywood, CA.