Special Guest: Stephen Surjik

The Living Skies Student Film Festival is proud to announce our special guest for the festival: Stephen Surjik.

Surjik directs popular Netflix hits including Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and the yet to be released; Defenders. While not exclusively contracted to direct spandex-wearing-superhero shows, Stephen remains the only director who has worked on all five of these Netflix series, for the highly acclaimed Marvel entertainment.

Stephen began with an auspicious debut, his award-winning graduation film, Second Story Man, garnered a prestigious invitation to the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes. 

Subsequently, his work on The Kids in the Hall and then Wayne’s World 2, propelled him to work internationally as a showrunner and director on network prime-time dramas such as The Blacklist, Person of Interest and Burn Notice.

Surjik continues innovating his own directorial style in prime-time network shows like Designated Survivor, as well as pursuing new content, like Bates Motel and Hand of God.

Surjik continues developing original content with writers Chris Haddock, Michael Chernuchin and Rashad Raisani.

Surjik shares his time between Los Angeles and New York. 

Stephen will be speaking at the fetival on March 2 at 7pm in the ShuBox Theatre. Don't miss out!