Steve Hanft

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Steven Hanft is a film and video director.

Early life[edit]

Steven Hanft was born in Ventura, California where he started making films at age eleven.

He studied film at CalArts, where he made his first feature film, Kill the Moonlight.

Career[edit]

Steven has directed several hit music videos, including the MTV award winner, Where It's At, by the artist known as Beck.

Steven released his second feature film- Southlander- a surreal adventure about an indi-rock keyboard player, in 2003. In 2011, he released his third feature film, a music documentary- Return of the Rub-a-Dub Style- about the original rappers. The film screened at Anthology Film Archive in New York, and Don't Knock the Rock Film Festival, in Los Angeles.

Recently, Steven directed music videos for Ariel Pink, Carmen Electra, Prince Jazzbo, and Richie Ramone. He also produced and starred in the Cannes Film Festival award winning short film- Sunglass Catch- rated by Business Insider as the 4th most important YouTube video ever in this article - http://www.businessinsider.com/most-important-youtube-videos-2015-2.

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