Rick Stevenson

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Rick Stevenson is a writer, director, and producer from Seattle, Washington. Some of Stevenson's films include: Privileged (1983) starring Hugh Grant, Restless Natives (1985) starring Ned Beatty, Promised Land (1987) starring Meg Ryan and Kiefer Sutherland, Some Girls (1989) starring Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Connelly and Andre Gregory, and Crooked Smiles starring Jennifer Jason-Leigh, Noah Wylie, Juliette Lewis and Peter Coyote. In 2006, his film Expiration Date won both Audience and Jury Award for Best Film at the Omaha Film Festival and took Best Film honors at the American Indian Film Festival. Stevenson has directed many programs for television, including ED for NBC, and his work as a director of television commercials has garnered a myriad of awards.[1] In 2001, Stevenson founded a documentary series called The 5000 Days Project. This project is now called The School of Life Project and spans 15 countries.

In 2004, Stevenson founded TheFilmSchool with Tom Skerritt and Stewart Stern.


Stevenson holds a DPhil from Oxford University, a master's degree from the London School of Economics and a bachelor's degree in history from Whitman College in Washington State.

Stevenson has lived his whole life in Richmond Beach, Washington, except for five years in England and four in Vancouver, for school.[2] He is married with four children.

Currently Stevenson is distributing top film festival movies through his company Official Best of Fest whose goals are to distribute the best movies people have "never" had the opportunity to see. He is also currently involved in the 5000 Days Project, a worldwide undertaking to document and understand the journey of becoming an adult.

Select filmography[edit]

* Privileged (1983) * Restless Natives (1985) * Promised Land (1987) * Some Girls (1989)''


Rick Stevenson won the award of Best Drama Film at the 2007 Byron Bay International Film Festival for the movie Expiration Date.


  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0829037/awards
  2. ^ Axmaker, Sean Rick Stevenson: "I love Seattle", Green Cine (8 September 2006)

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