Introducing TFI’s Filmmaker in Residence

Stephen Small-Warner is TFI's first Filmmaker in Residence, a new program spotlighting promising talent & harnessing their unique perspectives to help tell TFI's story.

Stephen is a filmmaker from Long Island, NY. His interest in technology coupled with a versatile background in production has given him a forward thinking approach to visual storytelling. Stephen attained his bachelor's degree from Howard University and his Master’s in producing from NYU Tisch-Asia. He has created an interview series for emerging artists called STOOP55, in addition to creating brand content for companies such as American Express, FedEX, FENDI America and Space150. He is currently in post-production on his feature documentary “Agandi”, which was shot in Uganda.

On his experience as the inaugural filmmaker in TFI's Filmmaker-In-Residence program, he says,  "The hardest part about becoming a filmmaker is having the time to practice, develop, and experiment. I finally got the opportunity to experiment with vertical filmmaking, continue editing my documentary, and build new relationships. I’m thankful to TFI for giving me this opportunity to create and cultivate my practice as a filmmaker. There so much more to come from this program and the filmmakers that rise through it."

Check out his work here + follow him on instagram and twitter: @smallwarner. 


Above photo by Stephen Small-Warner.


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