Stephen Padilla, Writer-Director

Stephen Padilla is an award-winning writer-director whose film career began when his feature-length screenplay, Guidos, was optioned by Ivy League Pictures. Since then, his screenplay, The Barona Brothers, has been optioned by Romano Productions. He has also written a feature-length screenplay for Cabana 33 Productions, and done rewrite work for 120dB Films. Stephen received his M.F.A. in Film from Columbia University and his B.A. in Screenwriting from Georgetown University. He has won the Zaki Gordon Award for Excellence in Screenwriting and the Columbus Citizens Foundation Writing Fellowship. Stephen’s first feature-length film, The Little Things, was one of nine films selected for the IFP Independent Filmmaker Labs.  It was named “Best of the Fest” at the Philadelphia Film Festival, won the Audience Award at the Red Bank International Film Festival, and received a Gold Remi Award at WorldFest.
The Little Things
“Padilla shows himself to be a fresh new voice on the independent
American film scene.”
-Gary Kramer, Around Philly
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