Steven Caple Jr

The Cleveland, Ohio native, Steven Caple Jr, had a hobby of making short films amidst his academic rigors and extra-curricular activities. As a child he would use his mother’s old videocassette recorder to act out scenes from his favorite movies using friends and family as actors. With a strong passion and a tireless work ethic, he seeks to make his way in filmmaking by following his dream and dedication to his craft.  After high school he attended Baldwin-Wallace College where he earned his B.A in Marketing and Film Studies. Immediately after, he decided to enhance his craft by enrolling into USC's School of Cinematic Arts in Spring 2011. Steven is currently within his last year and presently one of the youngest students in his class. Steven pursues his M.F.A in Directing, while actively a member of the African American Cinema Society and USC Black Graduate Student Network.  He has managed to work with several independent film companies as an intern and held positions with Ohio Independent Pictures, Gaughan & Michitsch Films, and Team Cherokee Productions. Steven has made quite a name for himself on sets of commercials and feature length films. Aside from filmmaking, Steven is also an on-going mentor at Martin Luther King Elementary in Los Angeles, California. Where he prepares young men from 3rd to 5th grade during their transition to Junior High.  The successes of his early films include recognition in the Geauga Film Festival for “INTERROGATION”.  Winning Best Director Award at the 2/3rd Film Fest for his short film “LA CAZA.”  Recently, Steven directed “A DIFFERENT TREE” which won Best Film at the American Black Film Festival, Audience Choice award at both NBC’s Shortcuts and One Lens film Festival.  As well as the Jury Winner for the Director’s Guild of America.