Steven Keller, Producer/Director
Steven Keller has over 25 years of television and film production experience. Beginning in the early 1980s, Steven worked as a production assistant for several commercial studios in Hollywood, California. He opened his own commercial studio in 1987. Steven worked on corporate and commercial productions for small and large businesses and organizations. In 1990, he began working in broadcast journalism, working as a production assistant, associate producer and producer for a division of Lifetime Television that specialized in medical programming. Since then, he has produced, written and directed broadcast documentaries, and educational and promotional films for nonprofit service organizations. He was the senior producer-director at PBS station KRCB of Rohnert Park, CA from 1998 - 2000.
Broadcast Film and Television Credits (Producer/Director) include:
- Project Censored, PBS, 1999 (available on DVD or VHS tape, call for details)
- Expressions, PBS, 1998-2000
- The Clinical Detective Story, Lifetime, 1994
The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.
Which is more or less true. For the most part, they are dirty little animals with huge brains and no pulse. Every once in a while, they will toss up a token human like Ed Bradley or Edwin Newman or Hughes Rudd... and there are others, no doubt, like Studs Terkel in Chicago and the twisted Rev. Gene Scott
But these are only the exceptions that prove the hideous rule. Mainly we are dealing with a profoundly degenerate world, a living web of foulness, greed and treachery... which is also the biggest real business around and impossible to ignore. You can't get away from TV. It is everywhere. The hog is in the tunnel.
Hunter S. Thompson, Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s (New York: Summit Books, 1988).
Steven is also an accomplished still photographer.
To see his work visit Keller Photographic