Specialities: Vision Editing (Avid, Final Cut Pro 7 & X), Sound Editing (Pro Tools, Soundtrack Pro), Writing, Producing (Film, TV, Podcast), Social Media, Graphic Design, Mentoring
A true Queenslander at heart, Steph has lived all of her 28 years in sunny Brisbane, Australia. Her grandmother’s 60 birthday present, Steph was a generally happy baby until December 25 when her parents took her to the ER. Soon after, Steph, at 10 months old, was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Although profoundly physically disabled as a result, Steph has never had to make too many sacrifices while growing up; going to mainstream schools and enjoying life as just one of the kids. It was high school that Steph began to discover her love of all things film related. In her final year at school, she was one of 16 students in Queensland chosen to take part in a week of master classes and events dedicated to film, television and new media. This cemented what Steph wanted to do with her tertiary studies and the following year she began university at the Queensland University of Technology.
University was a new, exciting, stressful, social, life-changing experience and a time that Steph will always cherish, particularly the amazing life-long friends she made. As a final year assessment piece, she directed a 10-minute autobiographical documentary, Dependent, which she hopes to develop further in the near future. Steph graduated with distinction in 2011, achieving a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film, Television and New Media).
Since graduating, Steph has worked actively as a freelance filmmaker on short films, features, transmedia projects, television series and online videos; specializing in post-production and most recently, producing. Also during this time, she completed an internship at the EIDOS Institute, facilitated a series of Podcasting workshops, and worked for Brisbane City Council.
In 2016, Steph returned to QUT to undertake a Master of Creative Industries (majoring in Creative Production and Arts Management) for which she prepared a business plan for Dower Productions. Over the coming year, she hopes to put that plan into action and focus on producing diverse and inclusive creative content.