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Stephen Wise

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Stephen Wise
Pensacola, United States

Stephen Wise was born in Michigan. At age eight, friends of his invited him to participate in a “home movie” they were making. This set him on a course of filmmaking where he wrote and directed his own films on Super 8 through his teen years. His family moved to Texas and then to Oklahoma, where he earned an Associate’s Degree in Broadcasting. He then relocated to Orlando, where he was one of the first 30 students inducted into the inaugural class of the University of Central Florida’s film program and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree cum laude.

With a love of writing, Stephen focused on screenwriting. He received accolades from Creative Screenwriting Magazine, Writer’s Digest, and the Screenwriting Expo for the screenplays From the Ashes and Sinkhole, which he co-wrote with Lee Shapiro. He and Shapiro also co-wrote a script for a proposed Batman film that was in consideration at Warner Bros., but was eventually passed over in favor of the reboot “Batman Begins.” IFC listed this as one of the seven best unproduced Batman screenplays. In 2019, his feature screenplay Paradigm won Best Unproduced Feature Screenplay at the Orlando Film Festival as well as being a Finalist at the Page Turner Screenplays competition in Santa Monica and a Semi-Finalist at the Screenplay Festival in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Stephen has written, directed, or produced over a dozen short films that have been screened in film festivals around the world. "Crooks", a parody of the show COPS, won him a Best Director award in addition to five others and was featured in an episode of the sketch comedy TV series Comedy Night School. Most recently, "Sur'vi", a fantasy adventure, was selected for over 50 film festival world-wide and has won to date 19 awards.

He has had a varied career in film production and in the private sector. He has worked on video projects for Walt Disney World and Lockheed Martin, as well as winning five Addy Awards for commercials he produced and directed. He has worked in theater, both onstage and behind the scenes as director and technical director, and lent his screenwriting skills to the Blue Cat Screenwriting Competition and Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival as a screenplay contest judge for a combined total of four years. He appeared as a background performer in the feature films Jurassic World and The Fantastic Four. If you don’t blink, you might see him. Since 2013, he has also served as the programming director for the pop culture convention Pensacon, where he also coordinates the Pensacon Short Film Festival, and served in a similar capacity for both Gulf Coast Fan Fest in Biloxi and Pensacola Indie Fringe and Comedy Festival.

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Scripts By Stephen

Paradigm
A dinner among two couples turns deadly when a long-held secret surfaces, revealing a web of deceit, greed, and betrayal that proves that nothing is as it seems.
Feature Crime, Thriller In development 98pp
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