WRITER / DIRECTOR / EDITOR

About

Steven Markowitz, a dreamer from the dreary suburbs of New Jersey, grew up writing the first chapters of epic fantasy novels and drawing sci-fi comic books. He recently completed his MFA at the USC School of Cinematic Arts for Film and Television Production, focusing on the crafts of directing, writing, and editing.

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Writer / director :

Suburban Supernova (2019)
Sisters (2018)
Window - A Shadow Show (2017)
A New View (2016)
Hands of Flame (2014)

Editor:

Suburban Supernova (2019)
Father by Law (2019)
Girl Gang (2019)
Privacy Please (2019)
Little Kevin (2019)
Something to Live For (2019)
Echo Worlds (2018)
Kichkandi (2018)
Masks (2018)
Pop Rox (2017)

Steven Markowitz, a dreamer from the dreary suburbs of New Jersey, grew up writing the first chapters of epic fantasy novels and drawing sci-fi comic books. He recently completed his MFA at the USC School of Cinematic Arts for Film and Television Production, focusing on the crafts of directing, writing, and editing.

Throughout his time at USC, Steven worked to blend live action and animation; holding a BFA in Animation from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He currently has several short films he edited on the festival circuit, from Pop Rox, a coming of age dramedy and an official selection of the 68th Berlinale, to Masks, a drama inspired by the Pulse nightclub shooting and winner of three awards at the NBCUniversal Short Film Festival, with more to come soon.

His graduate thesis film, Suburban Supernova, is his most ambitious project yet, combining live action, stop motion, and 2D animation to tell a saga of space travel, high school, and mortal anxieties. His undergrad thesis, Hands of Flame, an animated retelling of his grandmother’s journey through Auschwitz, won several best animated film, audience film, and best student film awards at festivals around the world.

Reel and Resume available upon request.