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Stephen Holsapple



  • M.A., California State University, Sacramento, Painting and Filmmaking, 1972.
  • B.A., California State University, Sacramento, Art, 1969.


  • Independent video and film producer/director/editor, 1990-present.
  • Director of Post-Production, Blaise Media, 1984 - present.

Additional Background

  • Director/Editor of Children of the Camps, a documentary and educational project, February 1998-February 2000
  • A partial resume of projects utilizing documentary approach include: "Chance of a Lifetime" - National Bone Marrow Registry ('90), "Every Child Needs a Home" - Sacramento Children's Home ('90), Sutter Center for Women's Health - profiled two families contrasting birth experiences ('92), "Focus of Hope", the Mustard Seed School for Homeless Children ('93), "Portraits: The Art of Science of Nursing" - documents the lives of four nurses ('93), "Revising the Future"- A perspective on the revision of California's Constitution ('95), California Birth Defects Program - created to promote the research of the causes of birth defects ('95), "Harvest of Shame" - a current perspective on the lives of California's migrant farm workers ('96).

Industry Related Awards and Achievements:

  • Northern California Emmys (2), "Big City Gambler", 1986
  • Houston Film Festival Gold Award, "Sorghum", 1988
  • Telly Award, "Envision 18", 1992
  • Best Comedy Short, Chicago and Atlanta Film Festivals, "La Scala DeVito", 1992, Director of Photography
  • The Wilkerson Fellowship Mayoral Award - awarded by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission for lifetime achievement on a national level in the technical arts - filmmaking/audio arts/performance arts, 2001

Stephen Holsapple is a Northern California Emmy-award winning filmmaker, artist and musician whose career in these related fields has spanned over 25 years. He has worked extensively in the Sacramento area since the early 80s, working independently as a director, producer, editor and actor. His award-winning credits include Big City Gambler, winner of 6 Northern California Regional Emmys, Sorghum, winner of a Houston International Film Festival Gold Award, and La Scala di Vito (a Leon Corcos Film), winner of best comedy short at both the Chicago and Atlanta Film Festivals. He also won a Telly Award for his montage opening of ENVISION 18 (1993), one of the world's largest graphic conferences. Over the last ten years he has directed, filmed and/or edited numerous projects for international clients like Magnavox, Olympus, Intel.

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