Grab a raft. Check us out.

“Late last night I had me a dream,
I was out fishin’ in a whiskey stream…”
–Talking Fishing Blues, Woody Guthrie

My name is Stephen Stanley and I’m a director, producer, writer, and educator.  I believe that stories are more than entertainment:  they foster connection, engender change, and offer hope.  I want to elevate life-affirming narratives and to champion storytellers who might otherwise get overlooked in an industry that often values creative homogeneity.

The name “Whiskey Stream” is a reference to the work of Woody Guthrie, who often sings about finding an enchanted land where the streams flow with whiskey and wine.   I see the whiskey stream as a metaphor of my vision of the role of film, which is as a medium to recast the world as we wish it was or as how we see it could be.

Click here to learn more about me

Click here to learn more about my recent projects