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Stephen is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and best-selling author who began writing songs at 16 after seeing Townes van Zandt at Caffe Lena in Saratoga  Springs, NY. He has a PhD in English from the University of Nottingham,  and is the author of 14 books, translated in 17 languages.

He is founder of the London- and NY-based film company Worldview

Pictures. He’s directed more than 20 films, and won an Emmy for

his documentary on the Nuremberg trials.

He and Chris Sauer and Oliver Ray formed Psychoneedles

in 1996, releasing a self-titled EP in 1997

He moved to Nasvhille in the summer of

2012,  where he’s written with Angela

Kaset, Fred Koller, Pam Belford and  

other hitmakers. He is working

on a musical, “1961”, with Fred

Koller; and scripting a feature

film  with Doug Gill,

"Crazy Mollie Monroe".