Stefan Forbes is an American screenwriter and documentary film director. His first feature film was the 2008 documentary film Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story, about the life of political operative Lee Atwater.
Forbes also shot and co-directed the one-hour documentary One More Dead Fish, seen on PBS, about environmentally friendly handline fishermen in Canada who seized a federal building and barricaded themselves inside for 26 days.
He has also directed Emmy Award-nominated awareness campaigns about hunger in America featuring Charlize Theron, The Edge, Mike Myers, and Stanley Tucci. Forbes' production company, InterPositive Media, was named one of 2009's Global Top 100 Production Companies by RealScreen magazine.
The Washington Post called Boogie Man "one of the best political films ever". It won a national Edward R. Murrow Award, the George Polk Award for Excellence in Journalism, and was nominated for a Writer's Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Documentary. The Detroit News'' called One More Dead Fish "excellent and inspiring".
- InterPositive Media
- Q&A with Stefan Forbes | Boogie Man - The Lee Atwater Story | FRONTLINE | PBS
- Interview on KCRW's The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell
- New York Times film review
- Roger Ebert review
- The Washington Post review "The Lee Atwater Story': Riveting Ruthlessness" 2
- Entertainment Weekly review
- Dalia Martinez, "Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story", Talk Of The Nation, September 23, 2008.
- John Powers, "A 'Boogie Man' With A Legacy Of Complicated Moves", Fresh Air, October 20, 2008.
- "The Paradox Of Lee Atwater", Talk Of The Nation, September 23, 2008
- "The Dirty South", On The Media, November 7, 2008
- Boogie Man - Critical Response
- Stefan Forbes discusses Boogie Man on MSNBC's Morning Joe
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