Stephen has produced over 30 feature films and more than 100 hours of scripted television and has extensive experience in development, packaging and physical production. Stephen's first film, "Double Happiness" starring Sandra Oh won best first feature at the Berlin film festival and was acquired by New Line cinema at Sundance. Stephen produced several more independent features before launching Brightlight Pictures in 2001, the same year his film "The Last Wedding" opened the Toronto International Film Festival. While at Brightlight Stephen was responsible for building a slate of feature and television projects. These included Canadian / US co-ventures, international co-productions and scripted Canadian content.
Throughout his career Stephen has fostered close relationships with talent agencies, studios and broadcasters both in Canada and the US. This has helped attract the elements needed to produce "The Guard" for Shaw and LionsGate. Stephen's expertise in international co-productions acquired on movies like "White Noise" starring Michael Keaton and "Fifty Dead Men Walking" with Sir Ben Kinsgley was also key in structuring 26 episodes of "Stormworld" for Bell (Space), the first Canadian, Australian, Singaporean live action series. Stephen is currently completing Mr. Hockey, a movie for the CBC about hockey legend Gordie Howe to air this spring.
Stephen holds and MFA in film and television production from the University of British Columbia and has received awards including The Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CMPA) Entrepreneur of the year in 2006, and Business in Vancouver's 40 under 40 in 2004. Stephen was also nominated by Variety Magazine's as "One of Fifty to Watch"