Hogger Script

Jared returns home from a life working the rails to make peace with his past and prepare for a new and better future.

  • Stephen Koepfer
  • Project Type:
    Short Script
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - NYU Tisch/Yellowbrick TV & Film Essentials Certificate Program
  • 2022 Big Apple Film Festival
    New York City, NY
    Honorable Mention
Writer Biography - Stephen Koepfer

Stephen is a lifelong New Yorker and martial artist. He holds black belts in Tae Kwon Do, Judo, a Master of Sport of Russia in Combat Sambo, a purple belt in BJJ and is a Kendo practitioner. He has competition experience in various combat sports including a San Shou World Open Bronze Medal and Shuai Jiao US Open Gold Medal. As head coach of New York Combat Sambo, which he founded in 2003, Stephen has coached his team to multiple victories in both national and international combat sports. He was a Team Coach for the 2008 US World Sambo Team as well as Head Coach for the 2015 - 2018 US Combat Wrestling World Team. Stephen is an ABC approved MMA referee and judge.

A SAG-AFTRA stunt performer, since childhood Stephen has dreamed of working in the film and television industry; even having attended film-making camp during several summers of his youth. As he grew older he continued to experiment with film-making. At first with an old super-8 camera of his father's and later with modern digital technology. After high school, where Stephen focused on visual art, he attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City on a full scholarship where he earned his BFA. Stephen later earned his Master's degree from Hofstra University.

Recognized for his martial arts expertise, Stephen served as a technical adviser for History Channel's "The Human Weapon", the season one finale of Travel Channel's "Dhani Tackles the Globe," where he appeared as himself, "Bellator NYC: Countdown to Sonnen vs. Silva," also appearing as himself, and has produced several award winning documentaries. As a stunt performer, Stephen has been fortunate enough to work on "John Wick Chapters 2 & 3," "The Blacklist," "The Punisher," and "Ray Donovan." In 2015 Stephen co-founded Breakfall Studios with his partner and fellow martial artist/stunt performer Paul Varacchi.

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