Steven was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in Psychology. Soon after graduating, he joined HBO Sports, where he helped produce two Emmy-nominated feature length documentaries. He went on to attend The American Film Institute, where the American Cinema Editors (ACE) honored him with an EDDIE nomination for his work. His thesis film, This Way Up, received a Student Academy Award.
Upon graduating from AFI, Steven participated in Film Independent’s Project Involve and became a member of the Motion Pictures Editors Guild. He’s worked as a post production supervisor for shows that have aired on History Channel, FYI, and Fuse. He’s worked as an assistant editor in both episodic TV as well as feature films, most notably MTV’s Teen Wolf and Marvel Studio’s Black Panther.
He recently edited the feature film Really Love, directed by Angel Kristi Williams and produced by Charles D. King’s MACRO. The film was set to premiere at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival.
Steven lives in Los Angeles with his wife Jazmyne. He believes film, at its best, can be used as a vehicle for social change. He makes a mean Trinidadian Oxtail Stew, thinks Biggie is better than Tupac and is, for better or for worse, a diehard New York Mets fan.