33 filmmakers, 33 countries, 33-year-olds. 

The 33 And Me Film Project

“A large part of why I make films is to connect with other human

On her 33rd birthday, American filmmaker Stephanie Gardner set out to travel to over 33 countries around the world to meet other film directors who are also approximately 33-years-old, to learn about their lives and careers in their home countries, discover what types of stories they are compelled to make into films, and to engage with their cultures in a diverse set of countries around the globe.

Meet The 33 And Me Team

Stephanie Gardner

Creator, Director and Host

Multi-award winning writer and director for film and theatre, Stephanie is an MFA graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has written, directed, and produced over 20 short films, including the multi-award winning If I Had A Piano (I’d Play You The Blues) and the forthcoming Para Todo Mal…Para Todo Bien, “The Mezcal Trilogy.” Stephanie studied in Singapore under the tutelage of Oliver Stone, Todd Solondz, Richard Wesley and Sabrina Dhawan. She has a B.A. from The George Washington University in Dramatic Writing and Music. She resides in Taos, New Mexico.

More About StephanieWatch “If I Had A Piano (I’d Play You The Blues)”

Duprelon Tizdale 

Executive Producer, Cinematographer

Tizzz has 22+ years in the Hollywood film biz as an IATSE Union Professional. He has worked in just about every department, including art, locations, and camera. Credits include: 3:10 to Yuma, Hostiles, The Magnificent Seven, Manhattan, Sunshine Cleaning, True Grit, The Messengers, and House of Cards. He is the program director and co-founder of the Taos Shortz Film Festival, now in its 14th year. He resides in Taos, New Mexico.

Meet The Filmmakers

Who Are We?

Some Fun Facts


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