About Stephen Inniss

Stephen is an award-winning director and screenwriter whose films have played numerous festivals all over the world. His professional work includes videography and editing, corporate videos, TV commercials, and web documentaries, including several collaborations with the music project CHANT.

He began his filmmaking journey during his senior year of high school in the form of an independent study class, which paired him with a local mentor and culminated in the production of a short film that Stephen wrote, produced, directed, shot, and edited, and an accompanying hour-long public seminar. 

He studied film, media studies, screenwriting, and editing at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with a B.S. in Radio-TV-Film, and went on to earn an M.F.A. in Film Production with Emphasis in Directing at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

Stephen resides in Los Angeles and is currently developing his planned first feature, Time Piece.

A film, for me, is like a dream. The world beyond the screen operates under its own rules and even when it seems like reality, anything is possible. We often think of dreams as offering us insight into our deepest unconscious being. I aim to do the same with my films.

I love making films that explore big ideas from a human perspective. The worlds I create have verisimilitude but with the freedom to incorporate speculative elements. My goal is to create dreamlike experiences that provoke thought and discussion and hopefully bring viewers insight into themselves and the world we all share.

Stephen Inniss