Michael Paul Stephenson – Producer / Director
BEST WORST MOVIE is Michael Paul Stephenson’s feature directing debut. His career in the entertainment industry started at the age of 8 when he was discovered by an agent while acting as the lead in his school’s rendition of Peter Pan. At 10 years old he was cast as the child star of the worst-movie-ever-made: Troll 2. But, starring in the worst movie ever made didn’t ruin him or his desire to work in the industry.
Michael spent most of his teenage years a punk-kid making skateboarding videos with his pals and writing screenplays and short stories. He continued acting into his early twenties and has worked with outstanding directors such as Academy Award nominee Taika Waititi, and Robert Redford.
As a cinematographer Michael has worked on numerous projects, most recently with Oscar nominee Mel Stuart. He has written, produced and edited various projects for clients such as GRB TV, Shape Magazine, GE, ABC and more.
As a writer, Michael was a recipient of the prestigious American Gem Screenplay Award for his screenplay, Orange. Michael is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and resides in Los Angeles with his producing-partner and wife, Lindsay Rowles Stephenson.
Katie Graham – Director of Photography / Editor
BEST WORST MOVIE is Katie’s debut as the director of photography and editor on a feature film. Katie Graham graduated in 2001 from the University at Santa Cruz with a BA in Film and Digital Media. Since graduation she has played an integral role as a videographer for several companies including Blueyed Pictures and one of the world’s largest advertising agencies – BBDO. In 2006, she started a production company called Beta-Unit Productions in which she produced/edited corporate videos with her partner Andrew Mathews.
Katie is also known as a star and producer of original online content for YouTube. Her alter-ego goes by the handle K80Blog and her videos have gone on to amass millions of views and receive worldwide recognition for their originality.
Andrew Matthews - Editor
BEST WORST MOVIE is Andrew’s debut as the editor of a feature film.
Andrew Matthews graduated from the University of California Irvine in 2000 with a BA in English. For the past five years he has worked professionally as an editor, storyboard artist, and graphic designer for InterMedia Advertising and Blueyed Pictures. He has edited spots for American Eagle, The Gilmore Girls, and the Giffoni Hollywood Film Festival to a name a few. He recently received his masters degree in classical acting from George Washington University.
Lindsay Rowles Stephenson – Producer
BEST WORST MOVIE is Lindsay’s debut as a producer on a feature film. She has been integral in the success of the film by raising funds, securing cast interviews, overseeing finances, and implementing successful strategies in promoting the film. Her background in public relations was an asset in implementing a successful promotional campaign from the inception of the film, three years ago. Since embarking on the BEST WORST MOVIE journey in 2006, the film and its director have received over 300 mentions or articles in media outlets throughout the world.
Lindsay began her career in the public relations industry in New York City. She has been in the PR and event planning industry for nearly a decade working with small businesses to Fortune 500 companies and personalities.
Through Lindsay’s pr work her clients have been seen on numerous media outlets including The Today Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, TV Guide, USA Today, VH1, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Vanity Fair, and many more.
She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and producing-partner/director, Michael Paul Stephenson.
Brad Klopman – Producer
Though BEST WORST MOVIE is Brad’s debut as a feature producer, he first succeeded as a producer and director at the age of 13 when “Real TV” bought a video of he and his friends sliding down dangerous handrails on the soles of their shoes. Throughout high school Brad made videos of extreme skiing and landed a segment in the ski film Biohazards. Brad graduated from The College of Santa Fe in 2009 with a BA in film. He placed third in a schoolwide creativity competition with his motion graphics piece “What is Love?” and took top five in a nationwide editing contest held by Redbull. He is currently the online video producer for the well-known, outdoor lifestyle magazine, Outside.