Stephanie Gardner Films is dedicated to creating films that celebrate cross cultural connections be it through themes, languages, characters, or collaborations with filmmakers, actors, musicians, crew, and audiences from all around the world.  We endeavor to produce art films of high production value that strive to take its audiences into new and unfamiliar territory in an attempt to spark thoughts, or feelings, or both.  We seek to form collaborations with likeminded artists and filmmakers and to pay every artist and filmmaker that works on our films.

AboutStephanie Gardner 

Above all else, I am an artist.  No matter where in the world I am, or what occupies my time, I hope to constantly create artistic works, be it theater or film, music or poetry.  Works that stimulate.  Pieces that provoke. Experiences that cause people to think and feel in unimaginable ways. Most importantly, I aim to bring people together to create and experience these works together.

As a writer, I am fascinated by the intricacies of human interactions, especially exploring dynamics and power shifts in intimate relationships. As a director, I endeavor to discover rich and new terrain; to reach raw emotions and present situations that are sometimes uncomfortable.  As a producer, I seek to bring together talented and interesting people to create works of art that stimulate audiences to think and feel beyond their everyday realm. 


I have written, directed and produced musical comedies; stage plays; and short films, for both live action and animation.  Additionally, I write feature length screenplays, and have received a Masters of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Asia. My works have been produced internationally and in the United States, including the District of Columbia, New York, Pennsylvania, and Singapore. I am a graduate of The George Washington University with a Bachelors degree in Dramatic Literature, Music, and Creative Writing.




Stephanie Gardner "33 and Me" Radio Interview with Stu Goswick of CinemaScope KSFR (Santa Fe Public Radio) - 8 May 2020

The Sensitive Artist Podcast Episode 2:  Nomadic Filmmaker - 2 October 2019

Emmaus Film Fest Celebrates Women In Cinema (THE MORNING CALL) - 3 May 2018

McCormick Gallery Hosts Event For Filmmaker (THE TAOS NEWS) - 1 September 2017

Allentown Jazz Fest Offering Movies to Go with Music (THE MORNING CALL) - 27 April 2016


Stephanie Gardner Named Allentown Jazz Fest 2016 Filmmaker In Residence (THE MORNING CALL) - 10 March 2016


Stephanie Gardner's Quest to Discover the Real Robert Capa (LEHIGH VALLEY PRESS) - 15 January 2016


APT Theatre Cafe (THE MORNING CALL) 16 January 2016


6 Film Shorts at Emmaus Theatre  (THE MORNING CALL)  - 1 October 2015


International Cinema  (LEHIGH VALLEY PRESS)  - 24 September 2015


Jackson Heights Movie Filmed In The Key of Love (TIMES LEDGER) - 22 August 2015GW


English Alums on the Move:  Stephanie Gardner (THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)  - 10 February 2015 


LV Native Stephanie Gardner Goes to Kickstarter for Film (LEHIGH VALLEY PRESS) - 8 October 2014


Long and Shorts of Filmmakers Journey  (LEHIGH VALLEY PRESS)  - 23 January 2013