Stephen De Villiers

Co-Founder +  Director + Filmmaker

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I make moving pictures, move people.

Stephen is a writer/producer/director who has made more than 20 short and broadcast films. Throughout his career, he is privileged to have worked with some of South Africa and Australia’s top actors, including Ian Roberts (Tstosi), Sean Cameron Michael (24, Black Sails) and Socrates Otto (Wentworth).

An alumnus of the directing program at AFTRS, his most successful narrative film to date, ‘Super Sounds’, screened at over 50 festivals, winning awards and nominations at many, including San Francisco International FF, Giffoni, Flickerfest, and was selected by Virgin for their in-flight entertainment. His broadcast credits span documentary and drama and he is currently in active development on his first feature, with equity finance secured from the private sector.

In a commercial capacity, Stephen has been directing for all screens full time for 12 years, with his work taking him to over 20 countries on five continents, servicing work for global brands such as vmware, CPNC, Lend Lease, Tomra, Topcon, Minelab, Codan, as well as blue chip Australian brands and agencies.

He recently directed a half hour broadcast documentary about the life and legacy of Australian war hero and sporting legend, Bob Quinn and has recently completed his latest dramatic short, Butterfly, which he co-directed wth his wife, Chloe Gardner and which premiered at the worlds largest Children’s film Festival, Giffoni, in July 2021.

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Stephen is a writer/producer/director who has made more than 20 short and broadcast films. Throughout his career, he is privileged to have worked with some of South Africa and Australia’s top actors, including Ian Roberts (Tstosi), Sean Cameron Michael (24, Black Sails) and Socrates Otto (Wentworth).

An alumnus of the directing program at AFTRS, his most successful narrative film to date, ‘Super Sounds’, screened at over 50 festivals, winning awards and nominations at many, including San Francisco International FF, Giffoni, Flickerfest, and was selected by Virgin for their in-flight entertainment. His broadcast credits span documentary and drama and he is currently in active development on his first feature, with equity finance secured from the private sector.

In a commercial capacity, Stephen has been directing for all screens full time for 12 years, with his work taking him to over 20 countries on five continents, servicing work for global brands such as vmware, CPNC, Lend Lease, Tomra, Topcon, Minelab, Codan, as well as blue chip Australian brands and agencies.

He recently directed a half hour broadcast documentary about the life and legacy of Australian war hero and sporting legend, Bob Quinn and has recently completed his latest dramatic short, Butterfly, which he co-directed wth his wife, Chloe Gardner and which premiered at the worlds largest Children’s film Festival, Giffoni, in July 2021.