Stephanie is a graduate of the AFI Directing Workshop for Women program, where she co-wrote and directed her short film, WILD HORSES, which premiered and won Best Live Action Short at Palm Springs ShortFest. The film stars Mireille Enos (THE KILLING, HANNA) and Brooke Shields, and tells the story of the plight of America’s wild horses. Following this, Stephanie was selected to be one of the Directors on the anthology feature film BERLIN, I LOVE YOU. Parallel to her career in TV and Film, Stephanie also Directs and DPs Commercials. Most recently, Stephanie directed the concept trailer for Freeform’s PARTY OF FIVE. Stephanie is a fellow of both the Disney and the Sony Directing Programs. Recently, Stephanie was hired to Direct the 20th Disney Talent Showcase. This year, Stephanie participated in the Disney Directing Program and with the support of said program she directed episode 516 of The Resident for Fox.
Stephanie Martin credits her visually charged directorial voice to her background in Cinematography
Originally from Argentina, Stephanie got her start as a set lighting technician on independent films before becoming a Cinematographer. As a Cinematographer, she has worked on numerous features, documentaries and commercials as well as as working as an Operator and 2nd Unit DP on mainstream features (such as WORLD WAR Z and EAT PRAY LOVE). Stephanie credits the fact that she is fully trilingual and bicultural to her being at ease working anywhere. Stephanie received her BA in Political Science and French at Wellesley College and her MFA in Cinematography at the American Film Institute. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys surfing, horse riding, gardening and traveling the world with her family. Stephanie is a member of the DGA and IATSE local #600. With multiple passports, Stephanie speaks English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
She is not a spy.