Founder, Director, and Chairman of the Idyllwild International Festival Of Cinema
Stephen Savage is an award winning, screenwriter, producer, and film, TV, and commercial director. Named one of the New Indie Mavericks by The Hollywood Reporter, Stephen’s writing and directing work includes the sleeper hit of the 2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival, “Cosmic Radio”, the Sundance Channel western-thriller “The Hunter’s Moon”, and “Legacy”, now in world wide release in seven languages. His commercial work for companies like Hyundai, Kia, Accura, and the 2012 Super Bowl spot for Suzuki, along with his all access coverage of the LA Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl, have earned Stephen a place among the most active independent filmmakers working today. Having worked with some of Hollywood’s brightest stars, and now stepping in as Executive Creative Director for “Ramona” (California’s official state play) with the 5000 seat Ramona Amphitheater as his new playground, he is on track to break out as one of “The” Director’s to watch for in the coming few years. Stephen’s latest feature film, “Vertical” is currently enjoying a nation wide art house theatrical release for 2014-15. And his next film, “The Wind Of Heaven”, set for production in Montana in the summer of 2015, with an all star cast of some of the best names working today, promises to solidify his position as a rising star in the world of independent and mainstream filmmaking.