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!
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