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Steve Pinder

Steve Pinder

writer · director · actor


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Steve Pinder has written, directed, acted and sung for both stage and camera. With Julia Aks, he is the co-writer and co-director of JANE AUSTEN'S PERIOD DRAMA, which is making its world premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February 2024. Steve and Julia began collaborating on sketch content in 2019, when they produced and co-directed a parody of Ariana Grande’s 7 RINGS music video in the style of Julie Andrews. They went on to do a myriad of other sketches together and are now developing long-form, narrative comedies.


In 2017, Steve received an MFA in film and television production from USC. There, he worked on many, many short films in many capacities, including editing, cinematography, lighting, producing, sound, acting, writing and directing. He also simultaneously trained in the Meisner acting technique at the Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio, where he now teaches part-time.


Steve has found work writing musical lyrics for several projects: Mallorie Ortega’s THE GIRL WHO LEFT HOME, Michelle Khare’s YOUTUBE REWIND: THE MUSICAL, and Tim Hautekeit’s upcoming SERENADE’S END. Acting credits include: THE EXORCISM OF ST. PATRICK (dir. Quinn Armstrong), MEETING YOU, MEETING ME (dir. Lina Suh), I REGRET TO INFORM YOU (dir. Yusuf Nasir), and Michelle Khare’s YOUTUBE REWIND: THE MUSICAL. On stage in the Midwest, Steve has performed with the Actors Theatre of Indiana, Beef and Boards, Illinois Theatre Center, SLATE at GSU, and Circle theatre in Oak Park.


Steve lives in Los Angeles with his partner, Barrett, who makes him smile every day.



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