Steve’s television and documentary work has spanned six continents and 60 nations.
SOME OF THE STORIES STEVE HAS COVERED INCLUDE:
- The war in Afghanistan for National Geographic, where Steve and cameraman Ryan Hill were seriously wounded in an IED explosion and Taliban attack on a US Green Beret team in Uruzgan Province. Ultimately, the ambush took the lives of two American soldiers and wounded seven more.
- The Srebrenica Massacre and war crimes investigation in Bosnia.
- The efforts by one man to protect a so-called ‘lost tribe’ of the Amazon.
- A piece on teen gang-bangers set on the streets of Compton. During filming a gang war broke out between those profiled. In the midst of it all, we meet an amazing Jesuit priest who’s spent a lifetime working to reach kids most at risk.
- A profile of a post-Katrina New Orleans High School as kids struggle to reach their dreams.
- The Inupiaq whale hunt in Barrow, Alaska is the setting for an unexpected collaboration between indigenous elders and marine scientists seeking to understand and preserve a way of life above the Arctic circle.
- A film project profiling a year in the work life of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
- An archeoogical quest to solve the riddle of an ancient table that, some claim, outlines the story of a messiah who would die and rise after three days. Nothing controversial here - but for the fact that the table predates Jesus of Nazarath by several decades.
GI'S OF BERGA EMMY NOMINATION
Steve and partner Daphna Rubin’s National Geographic Explorer about the GI’s of Berga was nominated for a National News and Documentary Emmy Award for Best Long Form Historical Documentary.
COLOMBIAN / DEA COCAINE-INTERDICTION MISSIONS THROUGHOUT SOUTH AMERICA
Steve’s created and produced a National Geographic series following DEA cocaine-interdiction missions in Colombia and the Caribbean. During filming, the Brave Planet / Hoggard crew covered the first successful capture of a ‘cocaine submarine’ in remote jungle wilderness along Colombia’s southwest Pacific coast.
NOVA DRONES SPECIAL
Steve developed a PBS NOVA special about drones that became one of the highest rated episodes in TV’s longest running science series.
ESCAPING THE ROCK
Steve and Daphna recently developed and produced a forensic history film for PBS entitled ESCAPING THE ROCK. The project is distributed by our London-based partner DRIVE TV. It will also air internationally on Discovery Networks. This is the tale of three world-renowned Dutch hydrologists whose state-of-the art work predicting how climate change will impact San Francisco in the years to come enabled them to look into the past to try and solve one of America’s most enduring mysteries: the fate of the three convicts who escaped from Alcatraz prison in 1962 as immortalized in the Clint Eastwood film!
GLOBAL MESSAGING CAMPAIGN AGAINST ISIS
Currently, Steve and Daphna are also engaged in a project green lit by the National Security Council.
The project was conceived by Brave Planet / Hoggard Films as part of a global counter-messaging campaign against ISIS. In it, we gather the stories of radicalized young people who traveled to Syria only to come home broken & disillusioned. This unique outreach project fuses traditional documentary with high-end anime, creating a visual narrative that will engage teens around the world most at risk of radicalization by ISIS recruiters.
The first installment was screened to wide acclaim before a standing-room-only audience at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. The project is now being disseminated through our non-profit, London-based partner on the project, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) as part of a global, social media outreach campaign.
BREAKTHROUGH FOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC / SEASONS ONE & TWO
Steve also served as an executive producer, writer and director for National Geographic’s blue chip documentary series BREAKTHROUGH.
This revolutionary new series focuses on scientific explorers and thinkers around the globe who are bringing about innovations that will change the human condition.
Developed by National Geographic and GE, the series is co-executive produced by Brian Grazer & Ron Howard.
What is the nature of cyber terror and how are cyber criminals enabling it? Steve's latest documentary offers a gripping look at the cyber battles now taking place between 'white hat' and 'black hat' hackers. The investigation took Steve and crew from the world's largest hacker convention in Vegas to the alleyways of Beirut and, ultimately, to a bucolic English cottage where a potentially devastating attack against London's Big Ben Tower was being hatched. Thanks to the undercover team profiled during filming, the car bomb plot was foiled.