Trained as a scientist, Steve Kern has an interest in film, information, science and technology, and has worked as a writer, film-maker, educator and futurist.
Steve commenced his career as a freelance film-maker when he and creative partner Seumas Next formed Occidental Films to co-produce their first documentary film, “The Rockpool, featuring Neil Perry”. Since the formation of Occidental Films, Steve has gained experience writing, directing and producing projects across all media platforms. During this period he has also enjoyed a close creative association with Ben Warner at Digicosm, collaborating on a range of feature films, television pilots, on-line content and music clips. Since his directorial feature debut Iced Lolly (2003), Steve has also produced the feature length documentary “Mullets&Bars” (2005), which was nominated for best documentary at the Raindance Film Festival in London. He co-wrote and produced the 2009 UK feature “Henry the 9”, taking full advantage of the latest digital pipelines to edit, grade, and finish the film from shoot to delivery in just 6 weeks and recently completed production on “How To Make A Film” the world’s first instructional feature film. Everything you need to know about filmmaking in 83 minutes.
Steve has a genuine interest in working on projects with a strong ‘community’ based focus. He has completed two award winning projects for the Nepal-Australia Friendship Association: A Bridge to the Madi, filmed in Southern Nepal and Dhruba Tara: A School in Nepal, filmed in Kathmandu. Both are currently being sold around the world as part of a fundraising effort for the underprivileged people of this country.