Stefan began his love of telling stories as an illustrator making comic books. After graduating in Media Arts at RMIT University in Melbourne, he found he could tell stories through photography and film making. He has since shot feature films, television, music videos, documentaries and countless commercials.

Stefan shot THE MULE starring Angus Sampson, which premiered at South by South West in Austin, Texas in 2014. He was also the cinematographer of GALORE, the debut feature film by Rhys Graham, which premiered at Melbourne International Film Festival in 2013 and for which Stefan received the Gold Award at the ACS Awards for Best Cinematography in a Feature Film.  Stefan also shot two chapters of THE TURNING, the feature film adaptation of the novel by Tim Winton; Rhys Graham’s SMALL MERCIES and Mia Wasikowska’s chapter, LONG CLEAR VIEW. Stefan shot the feature film CANOPY which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in 2013. His television credits include BARRACUDA produced by Matchbox Pictures for which Stefan was awarded Gold at the Victorian ACS Awards.

Stefan shot two music video clips for Beyonce’s visual album released in late 2013 for tracks MINE and GHOST. Stefan was the cinematographer on the feature film BACKTRACK, written and directed by Michael Petroni, starring Adrien Brody for which he was awarded the 2017 National ACS Awards Gold Tripod and 2016 Victorian ACS Awards Gold for a feature film.

In 2016 Stefan shot Greg McLean’s feature film JUNGLE starring Daniel Radcliffe which opened the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival, and shot Leigh Whannell’s sci-fi feature UPGRADE co-produced by Goalpost Pictures and Blumhouse Productions. In 2018 Stefan shot Mirrah Foulkes’ JUDY AND PUNCH co-produced by Blue-Tongue Films and VICE Media, which premiered at Sydney Film Festival 2019 and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival 2019, and shot SWEETHEART, produced by Blumhouse Productions.

In 2019, Stefan shot Robert Connolly’s feature film THE DRY, starring Eric Bana and  produced by Made Up Stories, and shot Leigh Whannell’s feature film THE INVISIBLE MAN based on the novel by HG Wells, starring Elizabeth Moss and co-produced by Goalpost Pictures and Blumhouse Productions.

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