Hi, I’m Steve Long. I am a storyteller. I feel most at home within the creative process, whether it’s organizing a shoot, collaborating with writers, or perfecting the final edit. I wanted to become a filmmaker after reading an interview in Rolling Stone with Martin Scorsese. It’s so clear in my mind because it hit me personally, he was talking about the moviegoer of today. He said, a couple used to come out of a movie theater enthralled, talking about the plot and the questions it brought up. Nowadays, all they talk about is where to go eat afterwards.
I decided, from then on, to direct my creative energy once used to conjure up comic book characters, family-casted plays, tape recorder radio shows, surreal photographs, and improvised bedtime stories into one: a filmmaking career. I wanted to challenge that notion that cinema had become emotionally lifeless.
Currently, I produce, shoot and cut videos for freelance clients. I used to do that for TechCrunch TV. And I served as the East Coast Editor for Film Slate Magazine during it’s initial run.
I live in Montclair, NJ with my wife Rashmi. I’m an avid collector of vinyl records, thoroughly root for Cleveland sports teams, enjoy a good Pale Ale or Porter from Great Lakes, Brooklyn Brewery, Dog Fish Head, and Stone Brewing Co., and paint or draw in my spare time.