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STEPHEN EARNHART (director / producer/ editor) has more than twenty-five years experience in the entertainment industry. As Director of Production for Miramax Films, Stephen supervised all aspects of production for such films as Madonna: Truth or Dare, Neil Jordan's The Miracle, and Bill Duke's A Rage in Harlem. Stephen also worked on several seasons of Saturday Night Live.
Stephen's critically acclaimed documentary Mule Skinner Blues was distributed nationally by Sundance Channel theatrically, on cable television and home video. His feature documentary, Source of Pride, which chronicles the journeys of actors Ed Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight and Nick Nolte through the making the feature film Pride & Glory, was released by Warner Bros. / New Line Cinema. Stephen directed, produced, & co-edited both films.
Stephen has produced music videos for David Byrne's Luacabop Label and produced internet content for companies such as IBM, American Express, Kenneth Cole and Radio City and musical artists such as Santana, KD Lang, The Who, Seal, Sammy Hagar, Sheryl Crowe, and The Wallflowers. Since 2011, he has directed over two-dozen profile documentaries, music videos and short films for Barnes & Noble’s as well corporate videos for Burlington Coat Factory, Novartis Pharmaceutical, and the Asian Cultural Council.
As a theater director, Stephen creates cinematic stage productions. His last venture was a multimedia adaptation of Haruki Murakami's international best-selling novel, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. The play received its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival, toured to the Singapore Arts Festival, and was featured in The Public Theater's "Under the Radar" festival in NYC.
Stephen has received fellowships from the Asian Cultural Council and the Edward F. Albee Foundation and has been supported by The Japan Foundation, The Japan-US Friendship Commission, New York State Council for the Arts, The Asia Society, The Greenwall Foundation, The Saison Foundation, and The Doris Duke Foundation.
Stephen is a graduate of New York University, Tisch School of the Arts film school (BFA) and has an MFA in theater from Sarah Lawrence College.