Hey, I'm Steven!
Greensboro, North Carolina
Steven Hancock was born in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1984. He grew up with two unique passions in his life: history, and film. After performing on stage for a few years, he brought his acting to the screen in 2013 for Joey Martin's Entangled, playing the brief role of the Assistant in the film's final scene. The same year, he was seen in Merger: Making the Twin City, portraying the Salem Pastor in the tale of the formation of Winston-Salem. Other roles include that of the Villain in JD Mayo's The Protector, the Road Worker in Joey Martin's Levon, and as a featured extra in season two of the Fox News documentary series "Legends & Lies."
In 2012, Steven made his directorial debut, directing the Unit Recruitment Video for the Southern Piedmont Historical Reenactment Society, a Civil War reenacting group of which he was a member. The video premiered in April of 2013, and was received well. Later in 2013, Steven announced his first major film project: Doctor Who: A Dame to Kill, a fan film based on the popular BBC series. Steven co-wrote (with Lila Wilde), produced and directed the film, while making a cameo appearance as the Drunken Night Watchman. Released in July of 2014, the fan film was well-received, and led to the development of "Doctor Who: The Ginger Chronicles," continuing the adventures of the ginger-haired female Doctor and her companions. Episode two, A Loud Hush, was filmed in the Spring of 2015, and was released on May 1st, 2016 to similar acclaim. Steven served as associate producer, co-writer (again with Wilde) and co-director (with Rebecca Larken) on the second episode.
Following the release of A Loud Hush, Steven left the web series to focus his attention on other film projects. He co-wrote and produced the Civil War-era drama Our War with director JD Mayo. Released in 2017, the film received considerable acclaim on the festival circuit, winning five awards in total. The film was recently screened by the North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruction Center, where it received a powerful response.
In 2018, Steven returned to the director's chair for two short films: The horror-comedy micro-short A Grim Dinner (Which has been well received on its festival run, and has won two awards), and the sci-fi found footage short A Too-Close Encounter. That same year, he served as Assistant Director on JD Mayo's films The Sheep and the Wolf and Fire in the Forest. He also served as script editor on BCM Productions' The Holy Heist, released in 2020 to great acclaim.
In 2019, he wrote, produced and directed Fountain by the River, a Proof of Concept short for a full-length feature film, The Fountain by the River. He was also commissioned by Brigham McNeely to write the script for BCM Productions' next feature film, Airborne, which is currently in post-production. He is currently in pre-production on Laura, a feature film he co-wrote with the late Charles Soots, based on the true story of Tom Dooley and the mystery behind the murder of Laura Foster.
Steven has a Masters Degree in American History from American Public University, and loves to share his passion for history with others. He currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.