stephen is a london based filmmaker and artist who has directed films for the tate, barbican, serpentine, victoria miro, channel 4, british council and nowness and worked with talent including zawe ashton, mykki blanco, isaac julien, hilton als and sampha.

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, he was commissioned to direct 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 recently also commissioned to direct a film for the barbican’s modern couples exhibition in autumn 2018.

in partnership with the british council and boiler room, and through rare archive and exclusive access, stephen made a 20 minute documentary that celebrated the 30-year legacy of alternative queer raving in the manchester.

stephen is currently on bfi flare/ bafta mentorship scheme and has had his work screened at art institutions including barbican, ica, the tate and screened in competition at bafta qualifying iris prize and oscar qualifying leeds festival.

stephen.isaacwilson@gmail.com 

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