STEPHANIE STOCKTON

PERFORMANCE SUMMARY

Creative, results driven Visual Artist & Writer. Adept at developing innovative Communication strategically designed to increase readership/views and inspire action. Self-starter accustomed to working independently as well as part of a team. Track record of successfully delivering highly unique content that moves heart and mind.

EDUCATION

B.A., Journalism & Mass Communication, cum laude
Drake University, Des Moines, IA

A.A.S., Film Production, summa cum laude
Trident Technical College, Charleston, SC
2011 Merit Scholar in Film

M.S., Advertising
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
NW Ayer Foundation Scholarship

Institut für Europäische Studien, Vienna, Austria


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Present:
Marketing Communications | Social Media | Video Production
Independent Contractor

• Original Photography & Video Content

• Graphic Design & Desktop Publishing
• Social Media Management & Content: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.
• Website Design & Management, SEO
• Writing & Editing Services
• Print and Online Advertising
• Business & Marketing Plans

2012–2013:
Grant Liaison
South Carolina Film Commission
, Charleston, SC
• Managed 'Indie Grants' independent filmmaking grants program
• Partnered with SchoolTube to create first South Carolina student film festival competition
• Co-Produced 3 short films
• Created and Managed Social Media & Email Marketing Campaigns

2011–2012:
Video Producer, Desktop Publisher, Advertising Manager
Diocese of Charleston
, Charleston, SC
• Laid out 16-page bi-weekly newspaper (printed and online)
• Managed all Social Media accounts and online publishing
• Shot and edited six-minute-long feature news videos
• Conducted interviews and shot photographs for stories
• Received two South Carolina Press Association Awards for 'Most Innovative' (for news videos)
• Significantly grew YouTube channel viewer base

2012–2013:
Associate Documentary Film Producer, Charleston, SC
• Received Sundance Film Festival Documentary Film Award for The Debutante Hunters ten-minute-long documentary film

2006-2007:
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Foreign Translations, Inc.
, Greenville, SC
• Initiated successful re-branding of company: new name, slogan, website and online sales materials
• Increased sales 1200% with re-branding and large account wins


1995-2005:
Owner
Niche Properties
, Greenville, South Carolina
• Created real estate investment company specializing in restoration of residential properties
• Generated profit on seven projects; obtained record high sale prices; cash-on-cash average ROI: 23%
• Supervised entire process from collaborating with designers, subcontractors and inspectors to obtaining capital finance structuring
• Named Best Residential Renovation Runner-Up by Board of Realtors in 2005


1992-1994:
Account Executive on SC Johnson
Henderson Advertising
, Greenville, SC
• Responsible for U.S. brand strategy, all TV & print creative, production and $7MM media expenditure for Fantastik All Purpose Cleaner

1989-1991:
Account Executive on Equal Sweetener
Ogilvy & Mather Advertising
, Chicago, IL
• Responsible for U.S. brand strategy, all TV & print creative, production and $16MM media budget for Equal Sweetener

AWARDS
2014 Trane® / Ingersoll Rand, Pacesetter Award: 250% sales increase
2013 Beaufort, Indie Grits & Charleston International Film Festivals Official Selection: Pencil Point animated film
2012 South Carolina Press Association: ‘Most Innovative’ Award News Video/Documentary Shorts
2012 Sundance Festival Audience Award, The Debutante Hunters
2011 PBS Southern Lens Independent Vision Award, Tap Out

FILM CREDITS

1/2013 Consulting Producer, Pencil Point (animation, short)
Director: Ayala Asherov-Kalus, Producer: South Carolina Film Commission

1/2013 Line Producer, Dig: The Incident at Sumter Plantation (short)
Director: Mills Allison, Producer: South Carolina Film Commission

1/2013 Line Producer, La Nanita (short)
Director: DeShantell Singleton, Producer: South Carolina Film Commission

12/2012 APOC, Warrior Road
Director: Brad Jayne, Production Company: Charliewood Pictures

1/2012 Associate Producer, The Debutante Hunters (documentary, short)
2012 Sundance Shorts Audience Award Winner
Director: Maria White, Producer: Kristy Olson

2011-2012 Video Producer, Diocese of Charleston
Wrote, shot, narrated and edited news videos throughout South Carolina
2012 South Carolina Press Association Winner

2/2011 Archive Footage Research/Wardrobe Assistant, Cards Against a Wall (documentary)
Director: Tim Fennell, Producer: College of Charleston Center for the Documentary

9/2010 Set P.A., uCook! with Chef Bob, ETV/PBS television series
Director: Tim Fennell, Producer: Mike Kirk

VOLUNTEER PROJECTS


Social Media Correspondent, Dorothy Day Hospitality House

Brisbane, Australia

English Language Instructor, Pueblo Ingles

La Alberca, Spain

Construction Worker
Heredia, Costa Rica

Reading Instructor, Greenville Literacy Association
Greenville, South Carolina, USA