Steven Cantor

Steven Cantor Director and Producer

In 2017, Steven produced STEP, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival where it won a Special Jury Prize. The film was acquired by Fox Searchlight in a record setting deal and won numerous awards after its worldwide theatrical release.

Prior to that, Steven produced and directed DANCER, which tells the story of the controversial ballet star, Sergei Polunin. A BBC Film, it was theatrically released in 35 countries and won Audience Awards at both the Warsaw and Amsterdam Film Festivals as well as nomination for a 2017 PGA award for Best Documentary.

Steven received an Oscar nomination for his first film, BLOOD TIES: THE LIFE AND WORK OF SALLY MANN, about the notorious photographer.  He also received an Emmy Award nomination for the HBO/Channel 4 UK DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, about the rebellious tendencies of Amish teens and two nominations for the HBO/BBC film WHAT REMAINS, which revisited Sally Mann to follow the creation of a body of work on the nature of decay.  Steven directed the HBO film, NO ONE DIES IN LILY DALE, about a town of psychic mediums and CHASING TYSON, an ESPN ‘30 for 30 about Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield.

Steven won an Emmy award for his PBS American Masters film WILLIE NELSON: STILL IS STILL MOVING and was nominated for an Emmy for producing and directing the ESPN film CUTTHROAT, about injured NHL goalie, Clint Malarchuk. He also produced and directed the Sundance film LOUDQUIETLOUD, about the reunion of the rock band, Pixies.

 Steven was nominated for two Emmys for HBO’s I AM AN ANIMAL, about PETA founder, Ingrid Newkirk as well as two for HBO’s REPORTER: A FILM WITH NICHOLAS KRISTOF, which followed the NYT columnist to the Congo in search of a story. He produced UNRAVELED, a Showtime film which follows the disgraced lawyer Mark Dreier through his two-month house arrest prior to his sentencing.

 In addition, Stick Figure has an ongoing partnership with Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions and Executive Producer, Elisabeth Moss to create films and series on the classical arts, in particular ballet. Their first feature, BALLET NOW, which Steven produced and directed, follows NYCB superstar, Tiler Peck, as she curates and stars in a show at LA’s Music Center.

Steven’s current production slate includes producing and directing BETWEEN ME AND MY MIND, a feature documentary about Trey Anastasio, the lead singer of Phish, producing and directing WHAT WILL BECOME OF US, a film about Westfield founder and Holocaust survivor, Frank Lowy, in partnership with Tribeca Productions, as well as HOOD RIVER about a talented but troubled Oregon boys HS soccer team that is comprised of half white Anglo kids and half the kids of Mexican farm laborers, in partnership with Executive Producer Robert Rodriguez and Gatorade. Additionally, Steven is producing a feature documentary on Arthur Ashe, with John Legend Executive Producing and overseeing a soundtrack and AMERICAN GIRLS is Amanda Lipitz’