MFA, Columbia University
BA, Loyola Marymount University
Stephen is a Filipino-American based in
New York City.
For three years he worked closely with Magnum photographer Jim Goldberg
before becoming an MFA Candidate at
Columbia University’s Graduate Film Program.
His first year film, TOUCH, premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival and also played in the 2016 International Competition at Clermont-Ferrand.
Stephen also received a grant from
The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists ( 2015 ) for his film, The Sound of Coins Hitting Brass.
He is currently in post-production for his latest film, Manila is Full of Men Named Boy.