Stevan Mena Biography
Stevan Mena began making short films at the age of 11 in his backyard with his brother and friends. While they outgrew it, he never did, and ever since has dedicated his life to pursuing his dream of becoming a feature filmmaker. Malevolence marks Stevan's debut feature. But the road has not been easy. Many years were spent trying to raise the financing for the project, and when that was done, many more years of struggle say ahead. From lost locations, to crew mishaps, to car crashes (that weren't in the script). One actor even suffered a brain aneurysm during filming (he has since recovered, thankfully). Since Malevolence was essentially financed on credit cards, Stevan was forced to wear many hats to save money, including writing, producing, scouting locations, financing, casting, catering, directing, editing and scoring his own music. When asked what he looks forward to doing next, his answer is, "Someone else getting the coffee in the morning."
What They're Saying About Stevan Mena's Work In Malevolence
"Slick camerawork and haunting lighting schemes... visually impressive... Mena could be stalking viewers for some time to come" -- Calum Waddell, Fangoria, Issue 231, Article: Maestro of MalevolenceStevan Mena Interviews
Richard Duckett interviews Stevan for the theatrical premiere of Malevolence, in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
CJ interviews Stevan for Terror Australis.
Vaughan Dyche interviews Stevan for The Film Asylum.
An interview with Stevan in Latex Mask Central.
Bryan Smolock gives a report on Malevolence in The Horror Report.
Read an interview with Stevan Mena
by Calum Wadell, in the
April 2004 issue (#231) of Fangoria
Catch the BUZZ on Malevolence
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