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Stephen Tyler

Director and Story Producer
Los Angeles, California US
Available for Freelance
Open To Mentoring
Open To Virtual Coffee
Documentary filmmaker and story development specialist


Stephen Tyler is a documentary filmmaker based in Angeleno Heights, Los Angeles. He's currently in production on a documentary about the Fast and Furious fanatics and gearheads who converge on his local corner store to snap photos and do donuts. In 2018 Stephen directed King of the Night, a short documentary about the last surviving chess shop in New York. It received a special jury mention at the 2018 DOC NYC film festival and is hosted online by The Atlantic Selects. He also developed Send Me Home, a VR documentary about the post-prison life of Rickey Jackson, who served 39 years for a crime he did not commit. “Send Me Home” won a Virtual Cinema Jury Award at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival.

Featured Work

King of the Night

At New York's last surviving chess shop, an immigrant without a family finds a way to create his own. I produced and co-directed the film.

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Send Me Home

On May 25, 1975, at age 18, Rickey Jackson was wrongfully imprisoned. He was exonerated and released on November 21, 2014 at age 57 after almost four decades in prison. Send Me Home follows Rickey through his surreal new life post-prison. I helped develop and produce the film.

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