FEATURE FILMS

 

SHORT STRAW (2017/18)

Drama, currently in post production.
Drama; Joe Pantoliano, Elaine Hendrix, Rockmond Dunbar, Sarah Clarke, Naomi Grossman, Rick Ravanello, Jonathan Tchaikovski

 

ELVIS LIVES! (2016)

Biopic Drama; Produced by The Asylum for Mark Cuban and AXS TV

Jonathan Nation, Kelsey Griswold

 

EL GANZO (2015)

Drama; Filmed in Mexico

Susan Traylor, Anslem Richardson

Winner Best Feature, Salento International Film Festival, Italy

 

HELL TOWN (2015)

Soap Opera Slasher

Winner Best Feature Crimson Screen Horror Awards

Winner Best Actress Crimson Screen Horror Awards

 

OCCUPYING ED (2014)

Romantic Comedy

Premiere Raindance Film Festival 

Opening Film, Perlen Hannover Germany

 

THE FAR FLUNG STAR (2014)

Adventure Comedy; Filmed in Hong Kong

 

CULTURE SHOCK (2013)

Action Comedy; Filmed in London, England; Paris, France

• Right STUFF Award, South Texas Underground Film Festival

Independent Vision Awards:

• Best Original Score Rob Kleiner

• Best Editing Steve Balderson (nominated)

• Best Sound Design Sabi Tulok (nominated)

 

THE CASSEROLE CLUB (2011)

Period Drama

Kevin Richardson, Susan Traylor, Daniela Sea, Pleasant Gehman, Mark Booker, Garrett Swann, Jane Wiedlin, Jennifer Grace

• U.S. Library of Congress Permanent Collection

• Audience Choice Award, RXSM Film Expo

Independent Vision Awards:

• Best Actor Kevin Richardson

• Best Actress Susan Traylor

• Best Picture

• Best Director Steve Balderson

• Best Production Design Steve Balderson

• Abe Schrager Award for Cinematography Steve Balderson (nominated)

• Jack Nance Breakthrough Performance Jennifer Grace (nominated)

 

STUCK! (2010)

Drama

Karen Black, Mink Stole, Jane Wiedlin, Susan Traylor, Pleasant Gehman

• Lifetime Achievement Award Mink Stole, Boston Underground Film Festival

• Icon Magazine’s TOP 10 Films

• Best Original Score Rob Kleiner, Visionfest

 

WATCH OUT (2009)

Satire Horror

Matt Riddlehoover, Peter Stickles, Jillian Lauren

Sound Design by Paul N. J. Ottosson

• Best International Feature Raindance Film Festival (nominated)

 

FIRECRACKER (2005)

Surrealist Crime Drama

Karen Black, Mike Patton, Susan Traylor, Kathleen Wilhoite, George the Giant, The Enigma, Lobster Girl, Selene Luna; Sound Design by Paul N. J. Ottosson

• Roger Ebert’s Best Films of 2005

• Best Picture (various fests)

• Best Actress Karen Black (various fests)

• Best Cinematography (various fests)

• Best International Feature Fantasporto (nominated)

• Best International Feature Raindance Film Festival (nominated)

• Domani Vision Award Steve Balderson

 

PEP SQUAD (1998)

Black Comedy Satire

Brooke Balderson, Amy Kelly

Sound Design by Paul N. J. Ottosson

• Best Picture Great Plains Film Festival (nominated)

• Best International Feature Fantasporto (nominated)

• Best Supporting Actress Brooke Balderson (various fests)

• Best Screenplay Steve Balderson (various) 1998

 

FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES

 

UNDERBELLY (2008)

Year in the life of Princess Farhana

Pleasant Gehman, Margaret Cho 

 

PHONE SEX (2009)

Stars answer the question, “What is Sexy?”

Margaret Cho, Ron Jeremy, Penn & Teller, Earl McGrath, Tura Satana, Pleasant Gehman, Karen Black, Edie McClurg, Josie Cotton, Chi Chi La Rue, and more 

 

WAMEGO: TRILOGY (2004-2009)

How to be a Maverick Filmmaker

Karen Black, Mike Patton, Clark Balderson, Debbie Harry, and the casts/crews of Firecracker and Watch Out

• Best Film, KAN Film Festival

• Best Film, Fox Film Festival 2004- 2009

 

COMMERCIALS & INDUSTRIAL VIDEOS

 

ZOMBIE MARTINI // 502 Media Group, Producer // Steve Balderson, Director // 2013
      * Silver American Advertising Award

TERADATA CORPORATION // CreepFactor for Eccolo Media // Steve Balderson, Animation Illustrator // 2013

AMERICAN AIRLINES // FlyMHK.com // Producing, directing and editing consultant // 2011

AMERICAN AIRLINES // Manhattan Regional Airport // Producing, directing and editing consultant // 2011
135 YEARS OF HISTORY // Dymax Rail // Producer, Director, Editor // 2011
BALLAST BLASTER // Dymax Rail // Producer, Director, Editor // 2011
RAIL RIDER // Dymax Rail // Producer, Director, Editor // 2011
Dymax Tree Shears // VARIOUS // 2009-2012
Emerald City Market // VARIOUS TV SPOTS // 2006-2011
Princess Farhana // VARIOUS INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS // ongoing

 

MUSIC VIDEOS

 

Jane Wiedlin + Pietro Straccia's Elettrodomestico // STOP, DROP & SWALLOW // 2018

Desi Valentine // ROCKED // 2018

Desi Valentine // ALTAR // 2018

Desi Valentine // O.D. // 2018

Mark Rudin // LOVE & A DREAM // 2014

 

EDITING & EDITORIAL CONSULTING

 

ANFIN // Dir. Elizabeth Spear // Short Film
THE TROUBLE WITH BARRY // Dir. Mike Justice & Stephen Kitaen // Feature Film

 

SCREENWRITING & SCRIPT CONSULTING

 

THE MUSEUM GUARD // Adaptation based on the novel by Howard Norman // PrairyNation Films
THE DEVIL & MRS. REYNOLDS // screenplay adaptation // Cerberus Films
ME // script repair // Dirs. Jefery Levy, Susan Traylor

 

SPECIAL HONORARY SCREENINGS

 

The American Cinematheque // Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood // THE CASSEROLE CLUB
The American Cinematheque // Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood // STUCK!

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

LACDA // Los Angeles // PHONE SEX video installation // July 2018

LACDA // Los Angeles // L.A. FLYBY III // August 2018

LACDA // Los Angeles // Featured video // September 2018

LACDA // Los Angeles // OPTICAL: LIFE THROUGH THE LENS // October 2018

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

Retropia Gallery // Los Angeles, CA // PHONE SEX video installation // 2009

 

INSTRUCTION

 

Maverick Filmmaking Intensive // Workshop at Raindance 2013 // London, England
Maverick Filmmaking Intensive // Workshop // Kansas City, MO
DIY Filmmaking seminar // Hong Kong University // Hong Kong, 2012
Maverick Filmmaking // Extended Curriculum // ongoing

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING

 

CalArts // California Institute of the Arts // Mentors: Eric Sherman, Hartmut Bitomsky
Core Transformation & Aligning Perceptual Positions // Tamara Andreas
The Wholeness Process // Connirae Andreas
Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Extensive experience in writing, directing, producing and editing
Highly organized and prepared
Extremely diplomatic and calm when handling high-maintenance actors
Creating a camaraderie amongst cast and crew through a careful screening process
Proficient editor with extensive experience in Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, both MAC and PC
Art Direction & Production Design

Valid passport & Global Entry
 

 

 

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