Bio

Born in Adelaide, South Ausralia
Splits his time between Melbourne, Australia and Italy.

 

stevecallen@bigpond.com

Education
 

1973 - 1982

Rostrevor College

 

1983 - 1987

UniSA (SAIT)

 

1987

AADC Copyschool (AWARD School)

Graduated as top student

 

Agencies
 

1988 - 1991

Young & Rubicam (Adelaide)

Writer

 

1991 - 1995

Clemenger BBDO (Adelaide)

Creative Director

 

1996 - 1999

Clemenger Harvie (Melbourne)

Creative Director

 

2000 

Sabbatical

 

2001 - 2002

Young & Rubicam (Adelaide)

Freelance writer

 

2003 - 2007

Bombora Creative

Writer

 

2005

Samuelson Talbot (Melbourne)

Writer

 

2008 - 2011

Jamshop

Writer, Creative Director

 

2011 - 2014

Cummins & Partners (CumminsRoss)

Partner, Creative Director and Director of Content

 

2014 - present

Escape Plan

Writer • Director

Film Awards
 

7 Nominations including

BEST COMEDY

SASSA Screen Awards

 

Winner

BEST FILM

SASSA Screen Awards

 

Nominated

BEST SHORT FILM

Byron Bay Film Festival

Screenwriting Awards
 

Winner 

BEST SCREENPLAY

SASSA Screen Awards

 

Semi-finalist

Nicholl Fellowship

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

 

Top 20 Scripts (out of over 7,000 scripts)

Nicholl Fellowship

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

 

Semi-finalist

Big Break

Final Draft Big Break

 

Finalist

Writers On The Storm

 

 

Film Festivals
 

Official Selection

Palms Springs Film Festival

(Oscar® recognised)

 

Official Selection

Foyle Film Festival

(Oscar® recognised)

 

Official Selection

Rome Film Festival

 

Official Selection

Fantastic Fest Film Festival

 

Official Selection

Beverly Hills Film Festival

 

Official Selection

Rushes Soho Film Festival

 

Official Selection

New Hampshire Film Festival

 

Official Selection

Byron Bay Film Festival

 

Official Selection

New Orleans Film Festival

 

Official Selection

Fantaspoa Film Festival

 

Official Selection

Santa Cruz Film Festival

 

Official Selection

Dungog Film Festival

 

Official Selection

St Kilda Film Festival

Steve is also available as a writer of advertising campaigns, branded content and film. His writing website can be found here.

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