Steve De Jarnatt began making experimental shorts and documentaries in his home state of Washington. His screenplay for Miracle Mile made the very first “Ten Best Unproduced Scripts in Hollywood” list. He struggled eight years to finally get it made (as director) and after playing in competition at Sundance—it continues to screen around the world in retrospective. (A Blu Ray special edition was released July 2015 by Kino Lorber Classics)
He has written, directed and produced on numerous projects in film and television—(twenty-six qualified years in the WGA and twenty in the DGA), doing a wide spectrum of both drama and comedy— Aeon Flux, American Gothic, ER, Nash Bridges, X Files, Cherry 2000, Strange Brew, and Lizzie McGuire among his credits. He has taught at various institutions and mentored (early in their careers) such successful writers and filmmakers as: Peter Berg, Bryan Singer, Robert Harmon, Catherine Hardwicke, Peyton Reed, John Schultz and John Altschuler.
He recently went back to school, receiving an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch College (LA). His first published fiction, Rubiaux Rising, was selected by guest editor, Alice Sebold, for The Best American Short Stories 2009. Other work has appeared in Cincinnati Review, New England Review, Missouri Review, and New Stories from the Midwest 2013. He was a Tennessee Williams Scholar in Fiction at Sewanee Writer’s Conference 2012 and Fiction Scholar at Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference 2013.
FEATURE FILM CREDITS:
Miracle Mile (Writer/Director)
Cherry 2000 (Director)
Strange Brew (Co-Writer)