In the last year, it’s safe to say we’ve all spent more time than we’d care to admit binge-watching TV and movies. With so many streaming services, there’s no shortage of options for things to watch. Yet, this has many audience members pickier about what content they’re consuming. Many of us are eager to see fresh, new television series and films – something different than the formulaic stories often seen from big production companies.
This is exactly what Steve Stanulis is working hard to accomplish! With his creative mind, unmatched work ethic, and industry experience, you won’t find another filmmaker disrupting the industry quite like he is.
Steve’s Unconventional Journey to Becoming an Independent Filmmaker
Steve has anything but a typical filmmaker’s backstory. He has a background in law enforcement, and some of his first experiences with celebrities like Kanye West and Leonardo DiCaprio were as their bodyguard. As an entertainer, he’s had acting credits on hits like The Sopranos, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, and The Interpreter. He even worked as a Chippendale!
Nowadays, Steve Stanulis spends most of his time behind the scenes when he’s on a film set. He started his own company, Stanulis Films, as a vehicle to make some of his dream projects a reality. Any facet of the entertainment industry is competitive, but Steve has never been afraid of the competition.
While it can take a long time for independent production companies to see success, Stanulis Films saw a surprising amount early on with the feature film Long Shot Louie. The film even received the Williamsburg Film Festival’s distinguished award of Best Drama. In 2020, Steve’s film 5th Bureau also received recognition as a top drama (among other accolades), this time from Hell’s Kitchen Film’s Festival.
The company’s success and Steve’s creative chops aren’t limited to the world of drama. The 2019 documentary Wasted Talent was another raging success, this time winning Best Documentary at the New York Independent Film Festival. The track record that Steve’s company has been able to achieve so early on is truly remarkable!
Steve Stanulis’ Secrets to Success
You can’t succeed in so many industries like Steve has without having a stellar work ethic. In his projects, Steve refuses to delegate all his responsibilities and just stamp his name on the result. Instead, he is involved in every detail. He wants to make sure anything attached to the Steve Stanulis name is something he can take pride in.
Whether he’s working on camera or behind it, anyone whose been on a film set with Steve can speak to what a pleasure it is working with him. It’s one of the ways he’s created such a solid reputation.
Invest in Stanulis Films to Help the Company Reach New Heights
If you want to see more great films from Stanulis Films, you can help by investing. With all the success that Steve Stanulis has already experienced in the entertainment industry, it’s exciting to see what the future might hold. And you can have a front-row seat!
Photography by: Steve Stanulis