STEVEN ASCHER – DIRECTOR

Steven Ascher is an Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning director, producer and writer.

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Steven Ascher - Director

His documentary work includes the features Troublesome Creek, So Much So Fast and Raising Renee. He has directed numerous short- and long-form films for television and the Web with worldwide broadcasts including HBO, PBS, BBC, ZDF and many other networks.

  • Academy Award Nomination
  • Sundance Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award
  • Emmy Awards & nominations
  • George Foster Peabody Award
  • The Prix Italia

He has directed TV and Web spots, marketing and branding pieces for major corporations, government agencies and nonprofits including Disney, Sheraton, Cisco Systems, Health Dialog, Harvard Business School, McGraw Hill, Biogen, FM Global, Deloitte, Texas Rangers and the IRS.

  • Gold & Silver Remis
  • Gold Hermes Creative
  • Platinum Empixx
  • Silver Telly Awards
  • Gold Brandon Hall Excellence Award

His dramatic work includes the recently completed Seduction Theory, starring Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty and Del & Alex, (broadcast on A&E and many European networks).

  • “Filmmaking at its finest” – Boston Globe
  • “Superb” – Rolling Stone
  • “Gripping, complex and dramatic” Sundance Insider
  • “Impressive, effortlessly profound” – Slant Magazine
  • “Powerful” – New York Press

He graduated from Harvard University summa cum laude. He has taught filmmaking at Harvard, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in master classes around the world. He is author of The Filmmaker’s Handbook: a Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age a bestselling text.The Independent calls it “the bible.” The New York Times calls it “seminal.” Over 300,000 copies in print.

Seduction Theory film posterSo Much So Fast film posterRaising Renee film Poster

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SEDUCTION THEORY 

Dark comedy.  Boy meets Freud.


HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL

Portraits – Mary Erdoes, CEO JP Morgan Asset Management


CAMBRIDGE OFFICE FOR TOURISM

Web campaign featuring Julia Child.


SO MUCH SO FAST

Feature documentary about Stephen Heywood, diagnosed with ALS at 29 and
his brother Jamie who started a lab to cure him.

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