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Stephen Cone
Associate Professor of Instruction

Annie May Swift Hall
1920 Campus Drive
Room G08
Evanston, IL 60208

Stephen Cone

Stephen Cone is a South Carolina-raised, Chicago–based filmmaker whose feature Princess Cyd has appeared on multiple Best of 2017 lists including Vanity Fair, IndieWire, Vulture, Vox, and NPR, played dozens of festivals worldwide including the BFI London Film Festival, BAMcinemaFest, Frameline, and Maryland Film Festival, was acquired for distribution by Wolfe Releasing, and is now streaming on Netflix. Previously, his film Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party, also streaming on Netflix, was featured in The New York Times “Anatomy of a Scene” series, screened within BAMcinemaFest, and was the winner of the Silver Q Hugo Award at the 2015 Chicago International Film Festival. A prior film, The Wise Kids, won the Outfest Grand Jury Awards for US Feature and Screenwriting and was a New York Times Critics Pick. Stephen teaches acting and filmmaking at Northwestern University.


BA Theatre, University of South Carolina


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RTVF 379-0 Sec. 29 Topics in Film/Video/Audio Production: Topics in Acting for the Screen: Comedy and Film Performance

379-0 Sec. 28 Topics in Film/Video/Audio Production: Acting for the Camera