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Hey, I'm Roderick!

Roderick E. Stevens II is a multi-faceted artist with seemingly boundless aspirations, deeply entrenched enthusiasm, and a notable case of undiagnosed ADHD. An award-winning painter in multiple styles and mediums, an assemblage artist, a filmmaker, and even an award-winning screenwriter, Roderick lives in a remote corner of the desert in Arizona, in a home and studio he designed and built with his family. He greatly enjoys sharing his youthfully optimistic perspectives on art, business, and the search for contentedness.

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A feisty young man with Down syndrome resolves to convince his flighty brother to teach him to drive.

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Learning to Drive

2016

 • Short

by Roderick Stevens

Projects I'm Supporting

A Room Full of Nothing

Austin Feature
Adventure, Romance

In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.

105%

This project got the green light!

Palace

Upland Feature
Drama

The family-fractured lives of a stubborn mechanic, a retired widower, and a repressed college student intertwine at a bar in rural Indiana.

104%

This project got the green light!

Tracing the Hairstons

New York Feature
Documentary, History

This three-part documentary series explores the journey of the Hairston’s and shows how American slavery helped propel the Hairston’s to one

100%

This project got the green light!

Pay to Stay

New York Short
Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.

82%

This project got the green light!

Learning to Drive

Willcox Short
Comedy, Drama

Inspired by the true story of a feisty young man with Down syndrome determined to convince his scatterbrained brother to teach him to drive.

96%

This project got the green light!

The Gospel According to Stephenson

Colorado Springs Feature
Horror, Sci-Fi

A "real-life" vampire capitalizes on our pop-culture vampire obsession to start his own religion.

100%

This project got the green light!

FOG CITY

San Francisco Short
Drama, Mystery

A solitary amateur ballplayer confronts an invisible past in plain view of a new teammate.

58%

This project got the green light!

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