Stephen Savage first came to prominence as the creative force behind the romantic ecology centered comedy “Cosmic Radio”, starring Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, and Irene Bedard (the voice of Disney’s “Pocahontas”). The film was the sleeper hit of the 2008 Palm Springs International Film Festival, becoming the first film to sell out all three of its opening weekend screenings. Since then, Savage has written, produced, and or directed five more feature films, including the 2011 thriller “Legacy”, starring Wolfgang Bodison (“A Few Good Men”, Joe Somebody”) and Conor O’Farrell (HBO’s The Pacific”, “Stir Of Echoes”), and two television length dramas for The Sundance Channel, “The Hunter’s Moon” starring Wes Studi, and “Tide Of Whispers”, a joint Scottish/Canadian project which was shot in the Arctic Circle. Savage wrote and directed the Rock climbing comedy-drama “Vertical”, winner of the Best Foreign Film Award at the 2015 London International Film Festival” and the Audience Choice trophy at the 2015 Paris Film Expo. His commercial work for such prominent clients as Tesla, Hyundai, Acura, Suzuki, and Kia, and his work with Time Warner’s Travel Channel, The History Channel, and Journey TV, all put him on the fast track to a major directing career in film, TV, and Web Based advertising, and his stint as a featured director on A&E Network’s “Son’s Of Hollywood” helped make him a triple threat in the film, TV and commercial ad game. Stephen is also the author of a new adaptation of California’s Official State Play, “Ramona”, based on the 1884 Helen Hunt Jackson novel and the 1923 stage play of the same name, which is performed each spring in the beautiful 6000 seat Ramona Bowl Amphitheater in Southern California. Savage is also the founder and director of the Idyllwild International Festival Of Cinema, occurring every March in Idyllwild, California.
– IMDb Mini Biography By: Sophie Jones