It was such a pleasure to meet up with Steven and his husband Paul. We were all excited to play and explore around the Robolights, then I captured this awesome jump of Steves, just hovering above the neighbourhood.
Get to know a little about Steve:
Q: What inspires you to jump for joy?
A: My husband, Paul, is a daily inspiration for me. So is the beautiful Coachella Valley.
Q: How was your experience doing the jumping photos?
A: I loved doing the jumping photos! It took me back to my days dancing in the parades at Disneyland! I was a bit “stiff” before the photos; but felt like a kid again, after!
Q: How do you describe the feeling of joy?
A: Being euphoric. “Lighter than Air” A “free” feeling. Joy has impacted my life in many ways over the years. Most recently, joy reached a peak in my life, when I married the man I love – My husband, Paul, on May 10, 2014.
Q: What is your greatest passion in life?
A: My greatest passions in life include sharing my life with my amazing husband, Paul. I have been passionate about movies, theatre and television – As a viewer and a “maker” – since I was 10 years old. I am also passionate about travel. I’m looking forward to when I can take Paul to Europe, and show him the amazing sights and history! I am also passionate about design, in all its many forms. Interiors, photography, visual display, set decoration, etc.
Q: How do you feel about being part of a community project that promotes joy?
A: I have only lived in the Coachella Valley since June of last year – But I instantly felt a strong sense of community; of belonging. More so than any other city I have lived in. People here are more relaxed, caring, and approachable. I am very honored to be a part of the Jump for Joy community project! It’s a wonderful concept and idea, that will bring even more of the community together, once it’s completed!
Q: If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?
A: If I could do anything in the world, it would be to produce movies, television and theatre full-time. I am passionate about creating, making, and sharing stories through these powerful mediums. I am presently working towards making my dream a reality, but I know that I have to be strong and razor-focused. Unfortunately, like most artists, I have a “Need To Struggle To Pay The Bills” mentality that has held me back or lead me in the wrong direction in the past. 2018 is my Year of Change!
Q: What are you working on?
A: With Paul, we are developing several projects. These include a web series that takes place in Palm Springs, a feature film, possible documentaries, and producing events and celebrity book signings at various venues including the Palm Springs Cultural Center and Oscar’s. You can follow us on Facebook: The Filmmakers’ Gallery and Bridge Falls Entertainment.
Q: Mini bio or something special you want to share.
A: I am currently a resident of Palm Springs. One fact about me, is that I’m a third generation SoCal native. Not many of us around, for sure! :). As a result of my passion for film, television and theatre since I was 10 years old – I feel so fortunate and blessed to have worked in many capacities in the entertainment industry over the years. I am most proud of my memberships in the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Writer’s Guild of America, Film Independent, the International Documentary Association, and formerly, the International Animated Film Society (ASIFA-Hollywood).
Thanks for jumping around and sharing your joy Steven!
Thank you to the Palm Springs Cultural Center inviting me to be your first Artist in residence and bringing the Jump for Joy Photo Project to the Coachella Valley.
If you live in the Coachella Valley and would like more info on the project, or would like to take part, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org