Steve Vest, Owner
Steven is a graduate of Brigham Young University-Idaho having completed a Bachelor of Communication degree with emphases in Video Production and Broadcast Performance as well as Cluster Minors in Music and Foreign Language. Steven plans to further his education in Media Arts by obtaining an MFA from the University of Utah. Steven has mentored under Troy Hinckley, Brian Howard, John Thompson, Christian Mawlam, and Ron Weekes.
In June 2014, Steven received the Award of Excellence for Public Affairs/Community Service from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his directive work on the Southeast Idaho United Way ad campaign.
Steven has also partnered with several international corporations during the past few years to provide large-scale marketing and creative content services in order to help these companies improve their corporate image, marketing, and online presence.
In college Steven was also a Producer of Latter-day Profiles which is a television talk show (now in it's 30th season) produced at BYU-Idaho that airs on BYUtv on Sunday evenings.
During his last two semesters at BYU-Idaho, Steven worked as a Student Video Director for Soapbox Agency located on the BYU-I campus and directed successful video ad campaigns for United Way of Southeast Idaho and Avantguard Monitoring Centers based in Ogden, Utah. He also organized and directed two large video projects for the BYU-Idaho Department of Music -one of which ("Celebrating 30 Years") has been distributed on DVD.
Steven produced his first feature-length film entitled The King of Instruments in 2013. Theatrical screenings were held in Rexburg, Idaho, Salt Lake City,Utah, and at the LDS Film Festival in Provo, Utah. The documentary was subsequently released on DVD and Blu-ray with an accompanying CD Soundtrack.
He also directed a short film entitled The Call which was debuted at Fat Cats Cinema 6 in Rexburg, ID on April 9, 2014 in conjunction with the COMM 365 Short Film class at BYU-Idaho.
Steven organizes and helps sponsor a Premiere Night for students of the BYU-Idaho COMM 365 Short Film Class at a local theater for each semester that the class is taught. Over the years, the event has grown from a very modest audience to a major, theater-packing, sold-out event with trophies and monetary awards designed to encourage the film students to put their best foot forward.
For 2019, Steven plans to film and release a second feature-length documentary for debut on PBS as well as spearhead a joint production that will be unveiled in 2020. He is also busy helping his peers produce their own movies and mentors other undergraduates in their filming endeavors.
Steven also maintains a blog "The Feral Filmmaker" to share what he has learned on his journey to becoming a professional artist.