Michael Stephenson (filmmaker)
February 28, 1978 |
Galveston, Texas, U.S.
|Other names||Mike Stephenson|
|Occupation||Actor, film director, producer, writer|
Michael Paul Stephenson (born February 28, 1978) is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. He is known to horror film fans as the child actor in Troll 2, and later directed a documentary about the film, Best Worst Movie.
He is perhaps best known for his lead role in the 1990 horror film Troll 2 as Joshua Waits. He also produced and directed the award-winning and critically acclaimed Best Worst Movie, a feature-length documentary about Troll 2 which debuted March 14, 2009. His second feature documentary, The American Scream, premiered on NBCUniversal's Chiller network on October 28, 2012.
On February 16, 2011 it was announced in Hollywood Reporter that he will direct and produce, alongside his wife Lindsay Stephenson, his first narrative feature, Destroy.
He currently resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife and two daughters.
- La Casa 5 (1990)
- Troll 2 (1990)
- The Bulkin Trail (1992)
- The Paper Brigade (1996)
- Before He Wakes (1998)
- Best Worst Movie (2009) - Also producer
- The American Scream (2012) - Also producer
- Girlfriend's Day (2016) - Also producer
- Interview with Michael Paul Stephenson at SuicideGirls.com
- 'Best Worst Movie' Clip Explores Fan Devotion
- Zimmerman, Samuel (2012-10-09). "First trailer: Home Haunter doc, 'THE AMERICAN SCREAM". Fangoria.com. Retrieved 2012-12-15.