Production Team Bios

379b8c7Taylor Stein – Executive Producer/Director/Writer/Videographer/Editor

Taylor is a four-time Emmy award winner who has worked in broadcasting since 2002.  A graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, his career began in local news working for Omaha Fox affiliate KPTM, where he was recognized for his videography skills, including awards from the Associated Press and the Nebraska News Photographers Association.  In 2006, he produced the daily, alternative newscast, “The KXVO 10:00 News,” in Omaha until the show ended in 2007.  After that, through his production company, Virtual Knowledge Inc., he independently produced, directed and starred in the character-driven sitcom, “Going Nowhere,” which was picked up and aired locally for two seasons by KXVO (Omaha’s CW affiliate).  In 2013, he moved to the Twin Cities and continues to work in the television field.

Steve-Mattern_bio-pic2Steve Mattern – Executive Producer/Writer/Videographer

Steve graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2004 with a degree in Broadcasting. His television career began working on the news desk at KPTM in Omaha, Nebraska before he moved to Los Angeles in 2005. In California, he entered the film industry in the post-production/mastering and distribution houses of Deluxe Digital Cinema.   As a writer, Steve optioned his first feature screenplay in 2011, and continues to write features, TV specs, short stories and independently produced projects.