Director of the Award Winning Film - HATE CRIME
Best Picture, Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Human Rights and Dignity Film, Director's Choice Award, Programmers Choice For Excellence in Filmmaking, Best Ensemble Cast
Steven Esteb is a versatile filmmaker that has worked as an actor, a Hollywood screenwriter and directed commercials, music videos, documentaries and features. His films include DIRTY POLITICS, a dark comedy starring Judd Nelson, Beau Bridges and Howard Hesseman, and BALLER BLOCKIN’, a rap film for Universal starring Lil Wayne, which hit #1 on the Billboard charts in DVD and video sales eventually going quadruple platinum. Steve’s been repped by top agencies like ICM and Paradigm as a screenwriter and worked as a script doctor, coach and screenwriting teacher. And now a professor teaching film and screenwriting at Loyola University in New Orleans. He lived and worked at an AIDS hospice for two years while making the feature length documentary, LIVING WITH...A FILM ABOUT LOVE AND AIDS. It premiered at the Santa Barbara Film Festival and traveled the world, contributing to the opening of new AIDS Hospices, his proudest accomplishment. Steve studied film production in the graduate program at Boston University and also has a degree in Political Science. He now lives in rural Louisiana, his adopted home, with his wife and two kids.