Steve is a partner with Varla Dogwood Films, and a co-owner of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester, VA.
Steve started working on documentaries with the 2016 film CAN'T STOP THE SHOW: THE RETURN OF KIX. He co-directed and edited the film, which followed the rock band KIX as they recorded their first album in almost 20 years. Released on Loud & Proud Records, the documentary reached #1 on the Billboard Music DVD charts.
Steve also produced and edited the award-winning shorts A MOTHER'S WILL, JUST LIKE WILL and (THE MAKING OF) PLEASE DON'T MAKE ME PLAY PIANO MAN, which he also directed.
Official Selection
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
Jacksonville Film Festival
Jacksonville, FL
2022
Official Selection
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
Golden Smile International Film Festival
Bergen
2022
Official Selection / Opening Film
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
Chicago International REEL Film Fest
Chicago, IL
2022
Winner, Best Mockumentary
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
Golden Reel International Film Festival
2022
Official Selection
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
Progeny Short Film Festival
Blacksburg, VA
2021
Official Selection
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
NY Pause Film Festival
New York, NY
2021
Official Selection
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
Iconic Images Film Festival
2021
Official Selection
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
Crown Heights Film Festival
New York, NY
2021
Official Selection
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
Skyline Indie Film Fest
Winchester, VA
2021
Official Selection
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
The Cut Film Series
Canton, OH
2021
Official Selection
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
UPIKE Film and Media Arts Festival
Pikesville, KY
2021
Official Selection
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
We Like 'Em Short Film Festival
Baker City, Oregon
2021
Nominee, Best Comedy Short
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
Accord Cine Fest
Mumbai
2021
Semi-Finalist
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
Stockholm City Film Festival
Stockholm
2021
Finalist, Best Comedy Short
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
Frostbite International Indie Fest
Colorado Springs, CO
2021
Semi-Finalist
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
The Cutting Room International Short Film Festival
New York, NY
2021
Finalist
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
International Comedy Film Festival
2021
Semi-Finalist, Best Film
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
Wheaton Film Festival
Wheaton, MD
2021
Nominee, Best Comedy Short
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
Queens World Film Festival
New York, NY
2021
Winner, Best Documentary
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
Global Monthly Online Film Competition
2021
Winner, Best Comedy Short
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
Hollywood's Monthly Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2021
Winner, Best Mockumentary Short
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
All The Laughs Comedy Awards
Atlanta, GA
2021
Winner, Best Documentary
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
Couch Film Festival
Toronto
2021
Winner: Best Local Short, Best Actor (Local Short), Best Director (Local Short)
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
Loudoun Arts Film Festival
Leesburg, VA
2021
Winner, Best Mockumentary
(The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man
Oregon Short Film Festival
Portland, OR
2021
Official Selection
Just Like Will
Love Wins Film Festival
New York, NY
2021
Winner - Best Documentary
Just Like Will
Skyline Indie Film Fest
Winchester, VA
2020
Semi-Finalist
Just Like Will
AltFF Alternative Film Festival
Toronto
2019
Official Selection
A Mother's Will
Enginuity Film Festival
Charles Town, WV
2019
Finalist, Best Documentary Short
A Mother's Will
Bedford International Film Festival
Bedford, VA
2019
Official Selection
A Mother's Will
One Love Manassas
Manassas, VA
2019
Official Selection
A Mother's Will
UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival
Pikeville, KY
2019
Official Selection
A Mother's Will
Cinema Soup Film Festival
Dekalb, Il
2019
Official Selection
A Mother's Will
Great Lakes International Shorts Festival
Erie, PA
2018
Official Selection
A Mother's Will
Strasburg Film Festival
Strasburg, VA
2018
Official Selection
A Mother's Will
Asheville Film Festival
Asheville, NC
2018
Official Selection
A Mother's Will
Compassion Film Festival
Carbondale, CO
2018
WINNER: Best Documentary Short
A Mother's Will
Clifton Film Celebration
Clifton, VA
2018
Best Documentary Short (Special Mention)
Just Like Will
Global Monthly Online Film Festival
Outstanding Achievement Award - Director
Just Like Will
Continental Film Festival
WINNER. Best North American Documentary Short
A Mother's Will
Alternative Film Festival
Toronto
College
University of Maryland, College Park
Sociology
19901994
Birth City
Richmond, VA
Current City
Aldie, VA
Married To
Vickey Nerangis
Children
Bert Nerangis