WRITER / DIRECTOR (Selected Works)
Written, Directed & Edited by Steven Markowitz
Esther, as a kid a great adventurer of the stars, now a lost high school student, must confront a being born of her anxieties to salvage her relationship with Jordan, her childhood friend and co-pilot.
A Saga of Space Travel, High School, and Mortal Anxieties. A USC MFA Thesis Film, featuring a blend of live action, stop motion, cutouts, and 2D animation.
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HANDS OF FLAME
Written, Directed, Edited & Animated by Steven Markowitz
Based on the life of a Holocaust survivor, Hands of Flame tells the true story of two sisters who dance the nights away in a small, isolated town. When the violence of war strikes, their home is ripped away, they are torn from their family, and their flesh is forever branded. And that is just the beginning of their torment.
Winner: Audience Choice Award for Best Animated Film at the 2015 Sedona International Film Festival
Winner: Best Animated Film at the 2014 Carmel International Film Festival
Winner: Best Animated Film at the 2015 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema
Winner: Best Animated Film at the 2015 Maryland International Film Festival
Winner: Audience Choice for Best Animated Film & Best Student Film at the 2015 New Hope Film Festival
Winner: Best Animated Film at the 2015 Buffalo Film Festival
Selected for the 2014 RIT School of Film and Animation Honors Show