SOLA’s March 2014 Speaker Steven Esteb


Steven Esteb is a versatile filmmaker and writing coach that has worked as an actor, a Hollywood screenwriter and directed commercials, music videos, documentaries and features.

His films include Dirty Politics, a dark comedy starring Judd Nelson, Beau Bridges and Howard Hesseman, and Baller Blockin’, for Universal starring Lil Wayne, which hit #1 on the Billboard charts in DVD and video sales eventually going quadruple platinum. Next up is Heartland, written by a Baton Rouge writer and student of Steve’s, to be shot in the next few months.

Steve’s been repped by top agencies like ICM and Paradigm as a screenwriter and worked as script doctor, coach and screenwriting teacher. He’s also the founder of The Louisiana Screenwriters Bootcamp, a venture that helped dozens of local writers to take their work to the next level.

He lived and worked at an AIDS hospice for two years while making the feature length documentary, Living With…A Film About Love And Aids. It premiered at the Santa Barbara Film Festival and traveled the world, contributing to the opening of new AIDS Hospices, his proudest accomplishment.

Steve studied film production in the graduate program at Boston University and also has a degree in Political Science. He now lives in rural Louisiana, his adopted home, with his wife and two kids.