“A country boy with city hustle.” Stephen Love’s journey began as a 4-year-old salesman on his grandfather’s peach farm in rural South Carolina. As a graduate of Morehouse College and USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program, Love’s entertainment career launched after producing THE LAND, directed by Steven Caple Jr. (CREED 2), which premiered at Sundance and was theatrically released by IFC Films before landing on Netflix.
Between films, Stephen produces award-winning advertising campaigns such as AdAge Campaign of the year BOOST MOBILE’S BOOST YOUR VOICE, and Cannes Lions Film Grand Prix-winner P&G’s THE TALK, which also won an Emmy. After which, Stephen co-founded THE INVISIBLE COLLECTIVE, to usher diverse directors into the advertising industry.
Stephen’s Film/TV production company, MADE WITH LOVE MEDIA, is producing several studio pictures: THEY CLONED TYRONE (Netflix), SHADOW FORCE (Lionsgate), ASSISTED LIVING (Paramount), and NOTES FROM A YOUNG BLACK CHEF (A24). The company now has a first-look film deal with ghostwriter klausur Lionsgate, making Stephen one of the youngest producers in Hollywood with a studio partnership. Stephen is one of The Hollywood Reporter’s 35 Under 35 for 2020.
Stephen resides in Los Angeles with his phenomenal wife Mekala.