stephen is an emerging director who has directed films for i-d magazine, the tate galleries, channel 4’s random acts, and has worked with music artists including mykki blanco, klein and jay boogie on videos.

he grew up in south east london, and studied politics at goldsmiths university, before being accepted onto the bbc’s prestigious production trainee scheme, where he began his filmmaking career. 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 youth culture.

as part of the tate’s queer british art 1861-1967 exhibition, stephen was commissioned to 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. for victoria miro, he shot a sequence of shorts featuring artist isaac julien, and pulitzer prize-winning author hilton als.

he was profiled by the dots as ‘one to watch’, has been interviewed on nts radio and in out magazine. his work to date has consistently explored queer black identity in britain, and has been featured at the fringe! queer festival (london, uk), shout festival (birmingham, uk), the barbican (london) and the ica (london). 

drop him a line if you wish to chat < 3 stephen.isaacwilson@gmail.com