Making a positive impact through film
Steve is an award-winning and multi-talented filmmaker who is currently based in Barcelona, Spain. His work follows an emotional approach, telling uplifting and inspiring stories with a strong commitment to authenticity.
Growing up in Freiburg, Germany, Steve started his career in business informatics (B.Sc.), working for 4 years as an software engineer before following his passion for film. With age 25, he honed his skills as a film director and cinematographer through a comprehensive education at the renowned Filmakademie Baden Württemberg where he received a scholarship for a masterclass program, that allowed him to deepen his skills in “cinematography” at France famous La Fémis film school in Paris. Beside film school Steve released his debut feature film “Flying Revolution”, a tribute to the Flying Steps Dance Crew from Germany, won international awards and was leading the iTunes charts for documentaries.
After study, Steve lived in the Philippines where he created his own film production boutique KAIZEN STUDIO. By collaborating with talents from Europe and South East Asia his production boutique is focused on branded content, storytelling and documentaries, working in Europe and South East Asia.
Steve has worked with brands such as Red Bull, Nike, McDonald’s, Warner Music, BMW, Snipes, Cler Bank and many more, delivering compelling and authentic content that connects with audiences and inspires change. With his unique perspective and access to different cultures, Steve is dedicated to bringing his vision to life and elevating the art of storytelling. His emotional approach to filmmaking gives his work soul and creates an impact that resonates with audiences.
His latest film “Panje,” a short documentary about a NGO in Zanzibar, won an award at the Cannes YDA.
Steve is passionate about making a positive impact through film and is always seeking to create content with soul.
Things that matter to me
Hip Hop 4 Hope
As I experienced by myself, how important it is for youth to have somebody who supports them and believes in in their dreams, I engage myself in different youth empowerment programs and projects. Helping them to strengthen their talents. Giving them room and possibilities to express themselves.
Together with the worlds leading Hip Hop dancers I founded a charity association called Hip Hop 4 Hope e.V.. Together we organize different kind of cultural projects and events around the world (mainly in the Slums of Manila, Philippines) to inspire the youth and to uplift them. With our programs we motivate and encourage the youth to stay away from drugs, violence and strengthen their self confidence. You can learn more about our positive projects on the website of Hip Hop 4 Hope. Hip Hop 4 Hope is active since 2013.
As a volunteer Filmmaker I support the Manila based charity foundation ONESIMO. Onesimo Foundation supports the poverty affected youth in Metro Manila, Philippines, by providing them education, skill training, drug rehabiitation and a secure home. They also have a special center for homeless street children called Onesimo Bulilit. As well as an center for sexual abused girls. The foundation was founded by my friends Christian & Christine Schneider. They spent a decade of their own life in the slums of Manila, living and learning the needs from the poor. Based with this experience they created their foundation that counts today 36+ centers across Metro Manila, providing hundreds of kids each year a second chance in life. Giving them hope for a better future. The foundation is based in Manila but also in Switzerland. Their great heroic and selfless work depends on donations from people maintainly from Europe.
In case you want to learn more about them, feel free to visit their website.
As I´m a close friend to the Schneider family and experienced their work in Manila by with my own eyes for several years, I can guarantee that any donation will have an impact and reach their programs directly.