Melanie Manchot / United Kingdom / 2023 / 78 min
Stephen Giddings, the film’s central character, is a recovering addict who grew up with addictions all around him. At 26 he was giving up on life. STEPHEN is an experimental hybrid documentary that is structured as a film-within-a-film. The film takes us on an intimate journeys into two characters as Stephen auditions for and takes on a role while transforming his life in the real world.