Brooklyn-born, Long Island-bred, Stefon Bristol is writing his own success story as a fresh face with a creative voice in the indie film world. Stefon is an award-winning filmmaker and recent alumnus of NYU's Graduate Film Program.
Stefon's gift is his ability to go deep with his characters; peeling back the layers of a character that looms larger than life and revealing what makes them relatable to audiences in a manner that is both authentic and captivating.
While at NYU, Stefon helmed five films including the Cine Golden Eagle Award winner The Bodega. Spike Lee, a longtime mentor, awarded Stefon with the 2016 Spike Lee Production Grant for See You Yesterday, a poignant, sci-fi short film. See You Yesterday is also being adapted into a feature film produced by Spike Lee.
Some of his favorite films are Back to the Future and Jurassic Park... Don't judge!
Winner: Best HBO Short (Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival)
Best of the Festival (Hip-Hop Film Festival)
Best Short Film (The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival)
Finalist: HBO Short Film Competition (American Black Film Festival)
Nominated: Best Director (Hip-Hop Film Festival)
Nominated: Best Screenplay, Special Jury Prize (Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival)
2016 Spike Lee Production Fellowship
Carl Lerner Award for a Film with Social Significance
2017 Riese Post-Production Fund
Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Scholarship
Fox Television Benjamin L. Hooks Scholarship
Cine Golden Eagle Award, Fall 2013
Cannes International Film Festival's Short Film Corner Premiere (Saved)
NYU, Tisch - MFA in Film and TV (2016)
Morehouse College - BA in English Literature (2011)
Suffolk C.C.C. - AA in Education (2008)