Stefanie Malone (right) with Ken Burns and Timothy Egan, producing On The Dust Bowl at KCTS. 

Stefanie Malone (right) with Ken Burns and Timothy Egan, producing On The Dust Bowl at KCTS. 


A selection of some of the content, broadcast productions and films
that I have produced and directed over the years.

FILMS // 

LAST REFUGE OF THE TROUBLEMAKER
Director of Photography, Producer, Editor:  Stefanie Malone

Meet Steve Backus, lumberjack turned artist for whom the trees are a canvas and the chainsaw is his tool. Backus lives on a four-acre compound on Whidbey island, once the site of the very same sawmill where Backus worked asa teen. Now it's a his own motley gallery of wood carved figures. A second-generation wood carver, Backus has been in the business for 40 years, following in the footsteps of his mother.

The Seattle Times on Last Refuge of the Troublemaker: "Who doesn't love wood carving?... Awesome"

Official Selection:
Big Sky Film Festival, 2016
Seattle International Film Festival, 2016
One Reel Film Festival, 2016
Local Sightings Film Festival, 2016
Alaska Airlines Selections, Dec 2016
PBS, 2017
Rooftop Films NYC, 2017
National Geographic, 2017

THE NIGHT SHIFT
A film by Stefanie Malone & Shannon Snider

Welcome to Beth's Cafe, home of the twelve egg omelette. This Seattle staple appears to be your regular greasy spoon. But as you enter, you realize the people are the ones that really make this place special. 

Official Selection: 
Couch Fest Films, 2014
Local Sightings Film Festival, 2014
Athens International Film & Video Festival, 2013
A Story Runs Through It, 2012 (Best Film)
Broadcast Premiere: PBS, 2013

THE SCORE
Director, Producer, Editor: Stefanie Malone

"The silent pictures were the purest form of cinema." -Alfred Hitchcock

How do you score music for a silent film? David Keenan and Nova Devonie make up the musical duo Miles & Karina. These Seattle musicians have been making music together for 22 years, having developed a quirky style and a large following. Join them as they work to create an original score to Alfred Hitchock's silent masterpiece, The Pleasure Garden.

Official Selection: Couch Fest Films 2014
Official Selection: Local Sightings Festival 2014
Broadcast Premiere: PBS, 2013

BRANDED CONTENT // 

A SUPPORTING ROLE
Producer, Stefanie Malone

The first NFFTY-produced documentary looks at the organization Vitamin Angels and their interest in abating malnutrition around the world. This project took three NFFTY alumni - Alex Bohs, Joel McCarthy and Caleb Slain - to the far reaches of the world to tell this story.

Gold ADDY® Award, W. Wa Chapter, 2015
Silver ADDY® Award, NW Region, 2015
Telly Award, 2015
Platinum AVA Digital Award, 2015

 

EXPEDIA SIGHT UNSCENE
Executive Producer, Stefanie Malone

Expedia and NFFTY partnered to create 27 short films from around the world that explore the hidden gems in cities. Oversight of 27 filmmakers from around the globe that offer unexpected glimpses of their hometowns in this story-driven series.

This piece on Nottingham was a recipient of a Telly Award and was directed by Jordan McGibney.

Sight UnScene Project:
Telly Award, 2016
Telly Award, 2017

MOVING FAYE
Executive Producer, Stefanie Malone

NFFTY created a five part series of branded content films for KIND Healthy Snacks, featuring short story-driven films. Developed concept with KIND and provided management and editorial oversight on films. Moving Faye was directed by Alex Bohs. 

 

BROADCAST TELEVISION //

ON THE DUST BOWL WITH KEN BURNS & TIMOTHY EGAN
Produced by Stefanie Malone

In this Emmy® Award winning program for PBS, legendary PBS documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, along with Pulitzer Prize winner Timothy Egan engage in a lively discussion about The Dust Bowl. Together they consider the historical consequences from that period and lessons learned.

Emmy® Award, National Academy of Television Arts and Science NW

GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS
Executive Producer, Stefanie Malone, 2011 - 2014

This annual award show honors educators, programs and schools making a positive difference in Washington state education. Since 1992, awards recipients are featured in a TV special that airs on public television stations across the state.  Funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and PEMCO.

Golden Apple Series:
Emmy® Nominated, National Academy of Television Arts and Science NW, 2914
Emmy® Award, National Academy of Television Arts and Science NW, 2012

MARITA DINGUS
Director and Producer, Stefanie Malone

Seattle born artist Marita Dingus' work reflects her African American heritage and her commitment to reusing materials for a greater purpose. This was a segment produced for KCTS' arts and culture program PIE.

Broadcast Premiere on PBS, 2013

 

 


Stefanie (center) with Erika Elder and Jai Suh working on a video project for Amazon.

Stefanie (center) with Erika Elder and Jai Suh working on a video project for Amazon.