Stefan Avalos

Film director

1968 –


Who is Stefan Avalos?

Stefan Avalos is an American musician and filmmaker.

Avalos was trained as a classical violinist. As a violinist, he won major competitions and was a soloist with, among others, the Philadelphia Orchestra. He was touted as a child prodigy but by early high school, Avalos realized his true love was film. Amateur movies in high school were followed by a college education in filmmaking. He won numerous awards with his student short films before moving into a professional film career. He worked in many aspects of the film business producing and directing commercials for foreign television as well as working for numerous clients as varied as Rescue 911, Frontline and MTV. In 1993, he wrote, produced and directed his first feature film, 'The Game'.

In 1997, Avalos partnered with Lance Weiler to write, direct, produce and co-star in The Last Broadcast. The film received international attention as the first desktop-based feature film and was shown at film festivals, winning Best Feature Film Silver Prize at the Chicago Underground Film Festival.

Later, partnering with Esther Robinson and David Beard, Avalos created Wavelength Releasing . In October 1998, Wavelength Releasing made cinematic history with the first fully digital national theatrical release of a feature film via satellite.

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Aug 12, 1968
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013


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