COLUMBUS (Oct. 2019) – Columbus-based Producer and Director Stephanie West (formerly Steph Greegor) was recently accepted into the Sundance Institute’s Collab producing course and will finish in December.
“The Sundance Institute offers so many opportunities for emerging artists, particularly women, in a variety of ways, from its fountainhead festival to labs and fellowships,” said West, who has produced two short films, of which Olsky was festival-accepted and Emmy-nominated, and Revenge, Inc., is currently in post-production. “For them to offer this additional layer of education through the Sundance Collab initiative shows their dedication and commitment to diverse voices having opportunities to be heard from all areas of the world.”
West is one of 34 applicants from across the world accepted into the online course run by storied producer Karin Chien and 2018 Independent Spirit Piaget Producer’s Award recipient Summer Shelton. Shelton will be West’s advisor during the course, which covers all aspects of Creative Producing for independent films.
“Chien and Shelton are incredible, knowledgeable instructors who truly epitomize the Sundance spirit of collaboration and a giving attitude of learning,” said West. “I’m excited to learn everything I can from them and my worldwide-classmates, who are joining from as far New Zealand.”
West’s currently in pre-production for the short film Cynisca Reborn and in development for the feature-length films The Third Period, a character drama set in the world of ice hockey; Newcross, a time-traveling thriller; Killer Pictures, a horror-thriller; and Sugar, an action-adventure drama. Newcross is the script she’s developing in the course.
West is represented by Agent Chris Reel of Adams Partners Ltd. Reel can be reached at email@example.com.