stephen is a london based filmmaker who has directed films for i-d magazine, channel 4, boiler room, the tate, victoria miro, and worked with artists including mykki blanco, isaac julien, hilton als and jorja smith.
stephen is able to combine both his journalistic background with his visual art sensibilities, to tell beautifully emotive and thought-provoking stories. the films he makes explore the topics of race, sexuality and intimacy.
as part of the tate’s queer british art 1861-1967 exhibition, stephen was commissioned as a black queer director to respond to the brief and produce an intimate film portrait of a subject he is close to, with the aim of depicting the diversity of lgbtq experiences in britain today. he has recently been commissioned to direct a film for the barbican’s modern couples exhibition in october 2018.
his work has been screened at art institutions including barbican (london), ica (london), the tate (london) and screened in competition at bafta qualifying iris prize (cardiff) and oscar qualifying leeds festival.