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Steven Scaffidi

Writer - Producer - Director

Hi, I'm Steve Scaffidi and I love producing and creating great projects in my hometown of New Orleans.  I'm passionate about film & storytelling, and NOLA is a great city to inspire any creative idea. During the past decade, I've written over a dozen screenplays, 2 books and a handful of televison shows and other cool creative projects that can make a positive impact in the world.  That's what I love about what we do - making an impact through powerful stories!  I've been blessed to have produced and directed many great projects that I'm proud to put my name on.  One of my films was up for an Oscar and others have won major awards at some of the top International Film Festivals worldwide.  The ultimate for me is directing meaningful docs & feature films that take the audience on an exciting and emotional journey.  Many of my stories were written in local coffee shops and are inspired by true-life underdogs overcoming tremendous adversity and succeeding.  Let's get creative and produce an unforgettable project for the big screen, small screen, or whatever else you can imagine!

CREATIVE

PRODUCTION

Documentaries

Feature Films

Live Music TV Shows

Reality TV/Films

Inspirational Films

Stage Productions

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DEVELOPMENT

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EXPERIENCE

Steven Scaffidi ​​

Previously represented by:  Creative Artists Agency, Ablaze Entertainment, Rebel Entertainment

Managing Partner/Executive Producer, Ghost Rider Pictures  (1990 - Present)
 
Founder/Lead Instructor, Ghost Rider Workshops (2000 - Present)
 
Founder/Executive Producer, Mission Media Productions  (2015-2017)
 
Consultant, Louisiana Technical College and New Orleans Access Television  (2002-2006)
 
President, Scaffidi and Chetta Entertainment  (1997-2007)
 
Director/Director of Photography, WVUE Television  (1982 -1990)

 
Adjunct Professor, University of New Orleans Metro College  (1985 -1989)

 
Project Coordinator, Louisiana Easter Seals Society  (1977 -1978)

 
Independent Concert Promoter/Music Producer  (1976 -1982)

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United States Air Force Veteran  (Honorable Discharge -1975)

CREDITS

Creator/Co-Executive Producer, "First Date" (syndicated series), New Line Television, Universal Studios
 
Director/DP, "Kid’s Quest/Sail Away" (television pilot), Discovery Network
 
Creator/Executive Producer, "Timmy’s Travels" (series), Southwest Airlines / Atlas Enterprises 
 
Executive Producer, "Morgus the Magnificent", Cox Communications (series)
 
Writer/Producer/Director, "Forgotten on the Bayou" (documentary feature)

 
Writer/Producer/Director, "The People’s Story" (documentary feature)

 
Writer/Producer/Director, "Execution" (feature film) 

 
Writer/Producer/Director, "Rock the Schoolhouse" (television pilot), PBS

 
Writer/Executive Producer, "Ain't Dat Super!" (stageplay and book)
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Director/Producer, "Rock Bottom and Back" (television series), BIC Media Solutions

 
Producer/Director, "Unitas: He Changed the Game Forever" (documentary short), Ghost Rider
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Executive Producer, "The Vigorsol Mystery" (Italian film), Perfetti Van Melle Italia
 
Director, U. S. Marine Corps, "The Few, The Proud, The Marines" (National Campaign),  J. Walter Thompson
 
Writer/Director, "Louisiana Tourism" (National Campaign), Peter Mayer Advertising
 
Writer/Director, "Party With a New Twist" (National Commercial), Fat Tuesday
 
Writer/Director, "We Belong Together" (Syndicated National Campaign), Disney Studios
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Writer/DIrector, "Lost In Space" (Corporate Film & Live Production), Pan American Life
 
Writer/Producer/Director, (Series of Corporate Training Films), Hibernia National Bank
 
Writer/Director, (Series of Corporate Industrial Films), Pioneer Entertainment, Chevron, Monsanto

AWARDS​​

More Credits:

Include:

Finalist:  2000 Academy Awards - "The People's Story"
 
Winner:  Humanitarian Vision Award - "Forgotten on the Bayou"
 
Winner:  Telluride Independent Film Festival - "The People's Story"
 
Winner:  Moondance International Film Festival - "Execution" & "Forgotten on the Bayou"
 
Winner:  Los Angeles Movie Awards - "Rock Bottom and Back"
 
Finalist:  New York Film Festival - "The People's Story"
 
Winner:  Houston International Film Festival - "The People's Story"
 
Finalist:  Australian International Film Festival - "Execution"

 
Winner:  International Christian Film Festival - "Hard Times Don't Hit Me No More"

 
Winner:  First Glance Philadelphia Film Festival - "Forgotten on the Bayou"
 
Winner:  Big Muddy Film Festival - "Execution"
 
Finalist:  Palm Beach Film Festival - "Forgotten on the Bayou"

 
Winner:  Accolade Competition - "Rock Bottom and Back"

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Finalist:  Rome International Film Festival - "Execution"

 
Finalist:  First Glance Los Angeles Film Festival - "Hard Times Don't Hit Me No More"
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Winner:  Ozone Film Festival - "Execution" & "Forgotten on the Bayou"

TESTIMONIALS

"His level of creativity is tremendous and his passion for the projects he engages with can move mountains."
                                                                                                              - Ewell Smith, Former Director - Louisiana Seafood
 
"Steve's real-world experience and passion for storytelling and writing is second to none."
                                                                                                                                                - Monica Pierre, Emmy Award-Winning Journalist 
 
"Steve is the best at his craft. He develops creative reults and helps you think of the production in unique ways. He is an incredible talent!"                                                                                                               - Paul Hasney, CEO - Imagine Consulting
 
"Steven is an amazing documentary filmmaker. He not only knows how to tell a gripping story, but is a masterful promotions machine."                                                                                                                     - Bill Ostroff, Executive Director - First Glance Film Festivals
 
"Steven is the ultimate story-teller. Each of his cinematic achievements echo his personal path of discovery. His films are intensively meaningful with gripping characters and heart-wrenching stories."
                                                                                                               - C.Q. Scafidi, Author at High Noon Press
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"Steve is an extremely creative film maker who likes to show his audience the 'other guy'. Instead of taking on the mainstream topics, he chooses to find the most incredible stories of the underdog or societies' outcasts. His work is clearly visionary."
                                                                                                                - David Feinartz, Attorney - Chicago, IL
 
"Steve is the most genuine, honest & intense partner I've ever had the pleasure of working with." 
                                                                                                                                                   - Chris Braun, Universal Media
 
"When I think of Steve Scaffidi I immediately think of passion and perfectionism. Steve is a consummate professional. His passion, insight, empathy, and experience inspire confidence and generate results well beyond expectation."
                                                                                                                                                    - Steve Cabeza, Media Maestro at Amplification, Inc.

WORKSHOPS

EXPERIENCE

THIS CREATIVE WORKSHOP WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO TAKE AN IDEA AND DEVELOP IT INTO A STORY FOR FILM, TELEVISION, A BOOK & MORE USING THE UNIQUE "SIX WEEKS TO FINAL DRAFT" PROCESS.

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REVIEWS

"If you have written a script, thought about writing a script, started but never finished your script, I HIGHLY recommend Steven Scaffidi’s workshop. Definitely worth the very reasonable price."
                                                                              
- John Reed, Mississippi Film Industry
 
"Steven combined his infectious passion with his genuine writing skill to guide a workshop that I know I'll never forget."                                                                - Laura - Writer/Marketing Consultant, St. Petersburg, FL
 
“Sharing my views on Steve's teaching style, the opportunities we got as a class was second to NONE!!! I will forever be thankful for his willingness to offer the program and to work with the community colleges."                                                                                - Rose Sparrow - Resource Specialist, Arkansas Economic Development
 
"It was a great opportunity and those who were able to participate in it recieved valuable insight into the world of cinema and how ideas become books, screenplays and even movies."
                                                                              - Kevin Shipp - Program Coordinator, Girl Scouts of the USA
 
"The feedback from students and parents has been positive. Many were surprisingly pleased by what they learned during the workshop. Your workshop motivated the participants to write."
                                                                             - Joey S. - Principal, Christian Brothers School

"This class and experience was inspiring for me. I love the fact that there was so much creativity that was shared and I feel that everyone benefited from each other, which was very cool."
                                                                                                              - Mark Subervielle - Business Owner, New Orleans, LA
 
"Steve was a wonderful host with a lot of passion for story telling and writing. The setting at the coffee shop is perfect for a creative discussion. This experience shouldn't be missed!"
                                                                                                              - Tori & Chris​ - Indianapolis, Indiana
Workshops for Schools, Groups, Corporate Team Building Events and more!  Click here for info and to host a workshop.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
So, you must be asking yourself, "How does the Coffee Shop Creative Workshop work, and what makes it so unique?"  First of all, we're going to have a great time in a relaxed atmosphere, and I'm going to show you how to write a great story using my unique "Six Weeks to Final Draft" process.  I'll teach you some cool ways to lay out your story before you start writing so you don't get lost in the weeds when working on your project.  Next, I'll lay out a simple yet powerful plan to finish your screenplay, book, or whatever you decide to write in just six weeks or less if you follow my step by step guide.  I'm really excited to offer this great workshop to you that I believe will be a game changer!  Workshop dates and session times will be posted on this page and our social media channels as soon as they are scheduled.  Creative sessions can be small groups, large groups, private, corporate, you name it.  We can get creative and customize a unique workshop just for you.  I look forward to meeting you and can't wait to help you create a great story that has a real shot at going somewhere.  Let's get creative!
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MEDIA​​

MAN ON A MISSION: STEVEN SCAFFIDI LAUNCHES MISSION MEDIA PRODUCTIONS AT THE NEW ORLEANS MISSION
Steven Scaffidi has been in the production business for 30 years, writing, directing and producing films and commercials for his company, Ghost Rider Pictures. His vast catalogue of work over the years has garnered national attention and accolades, but his latest venture, Mission Media Productions, means more to him than any award ever could. 
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SACRED HEART STUDENTS SHINE SPOTLIGHT ON HOMELESS
“This will be a great experience for you,” media arts teacher Mary Lane told the girls during a pre-production meeting led by writer, producer and director Steve Scaffidi, owner of
Ghost Rider Pictures.  Scaffidi is producer of the live “Street Requiem” and will help the students produce a good video of the event as a learning experience. 
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AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER EAGER TO BOOST NEW ORLEANS ECONOMY
So he fell back on what he knew and started making commercials again, this time on his own. He garnered such clients as Texaco, Pan American Life and The U.S. Marine Corp. It didn’t take long before Steven found himself on top again. 
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A SUPER BOWL VICTORY GAVE A LOCAL SAINTS FAN THE PERFECT ENDING HE NEEDED FOR A PLAY THAT SALUTES THE WHO DATS
"This is not your regular play, " Scaffidi says. "I expect people to show up in their Saints jerseys. I want the audience to feel like they're walking into the Dome when they go into the theater."  Scaffidi wrote the play and then came up with the tailgating idea.  "I think I'd had a few margaritas when I had this vision of a tailgate party, " he says.  It seems like a brilliant vision. 

LOCAL FILMMAKER WANTS TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU MIGHT SEE BIKERS
The crowd flowed into theater 4 at Chalmette Movies to find out about bikers. You know, the guys who ride hogs and wear leather and -- often in the movie world -- are preceded by a tough reputation.  "I'm going to show you a side of bikers you may not have seen before," Steven Scaffidi told WGNO.   

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PHILDELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL HONORS KATRINA EPIC
Forgotten on the Bayou: Rockey's Mission to the White House" recently won first-place honors at the First Glance Philadelphia Film Festival. Out of more than 500 films, "Forgotten on the Bayou: Rockey's Mission to the White House" won for Best Documentary Feature Film.

AMNISTY INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS A GROUNDBREAKING FILM EVENT THAT TAKES THE AUDIENCE TO THE FRONT ROW OF AN EXECUTION
Regal Cinemas opens its doors in eight major cities across America for this first-of-a-kind motion picture less than one week after California’s attempt to repeal the death penalty fails.
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