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Writer Director Ste7en Foster

STE7EN FOSTER

Creative mind, strategic thinker. Award-winning but results-oriented. Market-savvy, audience-friendly. Can be either a team player or lead the team and am comfortable in both roles—and excel in either. I love what I do and, more importantly, it shows.

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Ste7en Foster on the Babes of Anime foto shoot with actresses Christine Auten, Serena Varghese, Hilary Haag, and Jessica Boone

Advertising Work

“We’re Open”

Winner, Gold Addy Award for Best Outdoor

This is fun. If more were like this, we wouldn’t mind the traffic in this town. Or, at least we’d know how late we were going to be. 

“You Love Her”

Silver Addy Winner, Best Local TV Spot :30

Creativity on a budget.

“All Natural”

Gold Addy Winner, Best Out-of-Home Media

Legendary photographer Arthur Meyerson said his shots couldn’t be cropped or manipulated in any way, boxing us into a corner. Luckily, a headline came in and saved the day. This was before things like “all natural” and “organic” were commonplace, so it was pretty fresh back then.

“Karyn With A Y”

Gold Addy Winner, Best Regional Radio :60
Gold Addy Winner, Best Regional Campaign

Damn, I wish the audio player was working. But click anyway, you’ll still be glad you did. This one caused quite a stir when it aired.

“Paved Page”

Gold Addy Winner, Best Business-to-Business Ad

Drive…um, read…carefully.

“The Sickest Thing”

Ad for the most expensive haunted house in New Orleans, a negative turned into a positive. Sorta.

“Happy Birthday”

A tip-in for a winter sportswear company out of Seattle. A provocative little ad that, when it’s on the web, is super SEO-friendly and positively built for backlinks. Longform, but good form.

“It Ain’t Walt Disney”

An ad for a cartoon that’s not your usual G-friendly family affair. A hit ad for a hit anime.

“Drip, Drip, Drip”

Let’s say a plumbing company that’s been around for decades wants to feel more current. This’ll do it.

“Home Sweet Home”

A direct mail campaign for a noble cause, designed to pluck the heartstrings of the faithful.
Winner, Gold Addy, Best Direct Mail Campaign

“Boo”

Copy for the packaging for the series Ghost Stories. Just another example of the kind of writing I can do. Believe me, if it sits still long enough, I’ll write on it. Hope you’ve liked the work you’ve seen. I know I liked making it.

Other Accolades & Achievements

Producer of The Year

Anime industry bible, Play Magazine, awarded my show Gilgamesh as the Best Horror Anime of the Year and Ghost Stories as the Best Dub of The Year. They also named me Producer of The Year, the only time then or since the publication has given such an honor.

Hot 100

Every year, the national publication Out Magazine issues a “hot list” of 100 people who made an indelible impact on entertainment, politics, sports, science, art, and culture. In 2005, I was honored to be on that list, alongside Anne Hathaway, Michael Kors, Rufus Wainwright, Iman, and John Cameron Mitchell, to name a few.

Ghost Stories

After leaving the industry, my show Ghost Stories is widely hailed as the best dub ever produced. One compilation of clips on YouTube skyrockets to over 4 million views in just 2 years. To this day, the video receives over 1,000 views each day.