STEPHEN VITTORIA, Writer/Director/ Producer/Editor
Stephen Vittoria’s last film, One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern won top honors at the Sarasota Film Festival as “Best Documentary Feature” and was released nationwide by First Run Features. In 1987, Vittoria wrote, directed, and edited his first film, the dramatic feature Black & White, starring Kim Delgado and Frank Vincent – a story about racism set against the backdrop of post-World War II America. In 1995, Vittoria produced, wrote, and directed Hollywood Boulevard, starring John C. McGinley, Jon Tenney, and Julianne Phillips – a dark and satirical look at the motion picture business.
In 1998, Vittoria wrote, directed, and edited the six-hour health documentary Save Your Life – The Life and Holistic Times of Dr. Richard Schulze, and then in 2005 he wrote, directed, and edited the television documentary Keeper of the Flame with journalist Linda Ellerbee and actor Wilford Brimley – a film that deals with the current ecological crisis facing American forests.
Recently, Vittoria was a producer on two feature documentaries by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney: Gonzo: The Life & Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson and Magic Trip. Vittoria is the founder and creative director of two Southern California production companies – Street Legal Cinema and Deep Image. One day, Steve hopes to play centerfield for the New York Yankees. He lives in Los Angeles (under protest).