Awards

Screen directors Guild of New Zealand
Air New Zealand Screen Awards 2007

Best Digital Feature Film
THE WAIMATE CONSPIRACY

Wairoa Maori Film festival 2006

Festival Prize and best feature Drama THE WAIMATE CONSPIRACY

Dreamspeakers Film festival 2007

Edmonton Canada - Best feature Film THE WAIMATE CONSPIRACY

DigiSPAA Film Festival (Screen Producers Association of Australia)

Best Film 2006 THE WAIMATE CONSPIRACY

Screen Directors Guild of New Zealand Air New Zealand Screen Awards 2007

Best Digital Feature Film THE WAIMATE CONSPIRACY

Wairoa Maori Film Festival 2009

Best Actress Helen Pearse-Otene NO PETROL, NO DIESEL!

Scholarship

In 2009 Stefen was selected by Academy Award nominated Director Martin Campbell (Mask of Zorro/Casino Royale) to study alongside Campbell on the production of the new Mel Gibson drama, Edge of Darkness.

"I was very impressed with Stefen's movie 'The Waimate conspiracy'. Not only was I entertained, I got very involved in the story and, more importantly, in the characters. The drama was sprinkled with humour and poignancy, and has what so few movies have these days, heart. All this done with a miniscule budget and one camera, shot in a few days. Stefen is clearly motivated, hard working and dedicated to becoming a filmmaker."

- Martin Campbell