Steve Alves, Producer, Writer, Director, Editor

After graduating from the University of Southern California Film School and working in Hollywood and New York City as a film editor for ten years, Steve Alves moved to western Massachusetts and in 1987 and started his own documentary company, Hometown Productions. The company has developed a fast-moving signature style, drawing on a variety of storytelling techniques including animation, film clips, and dramatic vignettes. The first production, Life After High School won numerous awards, including a Gold Plaque from the Chicago International Film Festival. In addition, Alves' company has produced educational films and award-winning television commercials. Since 1997, Alves has written, produced, and directed four films about life in New England. His 2001 production, Together in Time, won: a CINE Golden Eagle; Best Short Documentary, International Family Film Festival; and a Gold Award, WorldFest-Houston. Talking to the Wall: The Story of an American Bargain, examines the corrosive effects of chain stores on communities. Steve Alves is also Managing Director of Footage Farm, an historical motion picture service.