The Banality (short film)

A troubled small town priest attempts to council the families of two boys involved in a fatal hunting accident. A proof of concept, which was adapated into the forthcoming feature of the same name. 

Written and directed by Michael Stevantoni and Stack Azar

14 min, 2018

Winner (World Fest Huston, TX)
Winner (Southern Shorts Awards, GA)
Semi-Finalist (Austin Revolution Film Festival, TX)
Nominated (Georgia Shorts Film Festival, GA)
Nominated (Fort Worth Indie Showcase, TX)

Official Selection (Oaxaca Film Festival, MX)


Teaser Trailer

Spinnin' On This Rock (music video)

A slice of life music video, shot at Sam's Town Point in Austin Texas.


Directed by Michael Stevantoni and Strack Azar

Artist Ramsay Midwood

Farmwire Records

5 min, 2018

Official Selection (Austin Revolution Film Festival, TX)


Dream (music video)

A narrative driven music video, shot in Los Angeles and Palmdale. 

Directed by Michael Stevantoni and Strack Azar

Artist Shaboozey

AVONNI Global, Republic Records

3 min, 2018


Departure (short film)

An architect working to deadline is faced with many distractions, each surpassing the last until his project no longer seems all that important. 

Directed by Michael Stevantoni, 6 min, 2018


Feral Feelin' Blues (short film)


A self-reliant woman living in isolation encounters a feral man stalking her property. The two share a unique connection, before parting to their very separate worlds.

Directed by Michael Stevantoni, 8 min, 2017 


Eduardo (short film) 


Shot entirely on Super 8 film. Eduardo has a toothache and has decided to handle it "like a man": by pulling it out himself.

Written and directed by Michael Stevantoni, 6 min, 2015

United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival (Honorable Mention Winner), Kodak Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge (Finalist)


A Snake Gone Through the House (short film)


After the death of their only son, a middle aged couple embarks on an emotionally turbulent hunt inside their home for his escaped pet snake.

Directed by Strack Azar, 12 min, 2018 

Written by Strack Azar and Michael Stevantoni

Production design by Michael Stevantoni

Official Selection (National Film Festival for Talented Youth, WA)
Official Selection (Austin Film Festival, TX)

Distributed by Omeleto


Shot on X Series: The Spirit of Jazz (commercial)

The series is shot entirely on FUJIFILM cameras and lenses, showcasing the X Series system.

Directed by Michael Stevantoni and Thomas Taugher for FUJIFILM and 23FIFTN.

Big Chance (short film)

A man navigates old relationships and craigslist sales before a cross country move.

Directed by Michael Stevantoni and Strack Azar.