Stephen is a veteran film and television director, writer, and producer. His feature directing credits include Paris Trout, for which he received a Director’s Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials, as well as the theatrical films Waterland, A Dangerous Woman, Losing Isaiah and Homegrown. In 2012, he received a DGA nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television for Girl Fight. He co-wrote and directed the indie film Grassroots, which made its theatrical debut in Summer 2012, and he recently directed the indie film So B. It, based on the best-selling young adult novel. He directed the Peabody award-winning dramatic series Rectify for the Sundance Channel, Billions for Showtime, and Bosch for Amazon. His producing credits include the TV movies Living with the Dead, The Patron Saint of Liars, and A Shattered Mind. Stephen served as producer of the documentary In Utero and will direct the followup documentary, now in production.
Best of all, Stephen is the father of two wonderful grown kids; one wonderful toddler, and grandfather to two stunning granddaughters. He’s married to Kathleen Gyllenhaal, a screenwriter and the director of In Utero. Stephen is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Thrive Global.