Radical Stuttering: Voice Activated (Ep. 718)

Steve Anthopoulous joins Chaya Goldstein-Schuff to discuss his award winning short film VOICE ACTIVATED, a film about a deliveryman who stutters and is forced to cooperate with a voice activated car. Steve shares what inspired him to create the film, and his personal journey that got him to where he is today. Steve talks about the theme of avoidance and the power of caring about stuttering less and the freedom that came from talking more about stuttering.

Steve is a comedy writer and director. His short film VOICE ACTIVATED premiered at the Sydney Film Festival, won best screenplay at Stellar Short Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Short Film by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts and Best Short Production by Screen Producers Australia. Voice Activated was a recipient of the Screen NSW Screenability fund. Steve has directed ads for Ausfilm, Netflix and Staples, and loves comedies that find a way to be both fun and meaningful.



Cleveland Film Festival