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    Stephen Mackey

    Stephen Mackey A gifted storyteller, dynamic public speaker, and Telly- award winning producer and director, also has a wide range of experience in all facets of creative multimedia production. Engaged internationally as a presenter, wine composer, audio engineer, and event producer, his work has taken him to six continents with entertainers such as Matchbox20, Bon Jovi, Garth Brooks, Ted Nugent, Jars of Clay, Amy Grant, Tanya Tucker, Midnight Oil, and Julio Iglesias. From video production, scriptwriting, audio engineering, and production design, to software development, digital media product management, and executive technology and operations management, his wide range of experiences allows him to find the unique elements of each story production. Stephen is the chief creative officer for W2 Communications in Northern Virginia. He is also an international award-winning wine composer for Notaviva Vineyards, the world’s first winery to pair wine with music, founded with his wife, Shannon. He has recently completed his first novel, Dream. Build. Believe., a memoir on the founding of their winery. He delights in family pursuits, enjoying any time he can find with their three young sons—from camping to music to sports to arts and crafts. Volunteering as a coach, Cub Scout den leader, lecturer, and community activist, his passion for creative media projects is surpassed only by his passion for his family and friends.

    New Hope: A Documentary Filmmaker’s Perspective on Peering Over the Cliff

    New Hope: A Documentary Filmmaker's Perspective on Peering Over the Cliff

    In May of 2017, I had the good fortune to begin filming my first feature-length documentary, This Business of Autism about employment opportunities for adults on the spectrum. The film follows the expansion of Spectrum Designs, which is a custom screen-printing and embroidery business located in Port Washington, New York. Seventy-five percent of Spectrum Designs’ […]

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