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J Stevens (they/them) is a Calgary-born filmmaker. With over a decade of experience behind the camera, J's mission is to continue bringing dynamic, personal, and visually captivating LGBTQ+ content to the forefront.


J is the co-creator, cinematographer, and director of the high-energy mockumentary series, Slo Pitch (IFC/OutTV). J directed two episodes of Astrid & Lilly Save the World (Crave, Syfy) as well as on season two of the Peabody award-winning series, Sort Of (HBO Max, CBC). J directed all episodes of the series, Stories from my Gay Grandparents which is premiering at Inside Out, 2024. J recently wrapped production on their directorial debut feature film, Really Happy Someday. 

J received a Best Directorial Achievement in a Comedy Series nomination at the Directors Guild of Canada Awards 2022 for Astrid & Lilly Save The World. J was named one of Playback Magazine's 'Top 10 Filmmakers To Watch 2022' and was selected for the TIFF Filmmakers Lab 2022 as well as one of TIFF's Every Story Fellows.

J is the founder and president of Spindle Films Foundation. The Spindle Films Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports transgender, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender-diverse Canadian filmmakers. Rooted in an annual mentorship program supporting emerging filmmakers, the Foundation seeks to make the film and television industry more equitable and diverse by giving voice to underrepresented voices. 

J is represented by Play Management. 

J is a Directors Guild of Canada Member and the Canadian Society of Cinematographers Associate Member. 

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