Creative and production studio Stept has announced the signing of director, photographer, and cinematographer Dana Romanoff to their roster for US commercial representation.
Considered intimate, layered and soulful, she began her career as a photojournalist working with National Geographic, tackling social justice issues through character-driven stories.
Prior to this official signing, Dana and Stept worked on several projects together, telling unique human-centered stories around the world.
Most recently, Dana’s short film for Budweiser celebrating Father’s Day documented the heartfelt stories of three real stepchildren as they surprise their fathers by asking to be officially adopted.
The touching film received over 3.5 Million YouTube views, 278MM+ impressions, and almost 700 PR placements, among them praise from outlets including Adweek and Forbes.
“Dana is an exceptional filmmaker with a talent for finding the story and an amazing visual sense. Her attention to detail is always impressive, and we are excited to help bring her documentary approach into the commercial space,” says Stept founder, Nick Martini, adding, “She loves working with real characters, and we are seeing a lot of brands and agencies embracing authentic content,” says Nick Martini, Stept Founder.”
Romanoff has received prestigious awards and recognition. Dana’s short documentary Noah received a Bronze Award in Online Video/Documentary at the 2017 Telly Awards, an Award of Distinction at the 2017 Communicator Awards, 2017 W³ Awards, and a Special Jury Award at the 2017 Crested Butte Film Festival.
Her recent short documentary, Canyon Song, won the 2017 Director’s Choice Award at Flagstaff Mountain Festival, 2017 Award of Merit in the Best Shorts Competition and the 2017 Social Awareness Award at Wasatch Mountain Film Festival.
Says Dana, “I believe that visual storytelling has the opportunity to break down barriers and build bridges whether across oceans or between backyards. I’m really excited to push myself in this new partnership and Stept is such a fearless and forward-thinking company, I feel there is no limit to what we can accomplish together.”
Reel 360 wishes Dana the best of luck.
SOURCE: Stept Studios