Stephanie Owens’s background spans from creator to curation. As a filmmaker, Owens has an appreciation for unexpected stories and is drawn to explore what it means to be both here and there—a part of and apart. Her recent short documentary Downstage screened at various festivals including BlackStar, Big Sky, Hot Springs, and Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. Owens was also an editor on MINK! and the Academy Award® winning short documentary The Queen of Basketball, both directed by Ben Proudfoot. She holds an MFA in Art and Film/Video from CalArts.