Stephen Wise

Stephen Wise


Stephen Wise earned a BA in film production from the University of Central Florida and is a director, screenwriter, and author. He directed the award-winning TV series pilot Blackwater Blues starring Corin Nemec and Jason London. He wrote and directed the short film “Sur’vi”, which was screened in over 60 film festivals worldwide and received 20 awards. His latest film, which he wrote an directed is “The Walker”. Currently in post-production, it stars Alex Hyde-White.

Stephen also co-wrote the acclaimed Batman DarKnight, which the IFC lists as one of the best unproduced Batman screenplays. Other feature-length screenplays he wrote are Paradigm, which won seven awards internationally, and Best Creature Horror Script winner Maelstrom. He is the author of the collection of short stories Portals of the Mind as well as several individual short stories and novellas including “The Melting Man”, which was #1 on Amazon’s Best Sellers in One-Hour Literature & Fiction Short Reads.

Stephen served as the Director of Programming for Pensacon for a decade and spearheaded the Pensacon Short Film Festival. He also ran the film festival for the Pensacola Indie Fringe and Comedy Festival. Additionally, he was a judge for both the Bluecat Screenplay Competition and the screenplay portion of the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival. Stephen lives in Pensacola and is a Creative Services Video Producer, for which he has received five American Advertising Federation, or Addy, awards. You can learn more about him at

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