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 w/ 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.