Stephanie Garvin is an American Director, Producer, Writer and Actor currently residing in Los
Angeles, California. Following a career in the financial industry and as an entrepreneur, Ms.
Garvin has successfully pursued her childhood dream of writing and making movies.
While pursuing film studies at U.C.L.A, UCB, and Margie Haber School, Ms. Garvin worked in a
variety of supporting acting roles, while closely observing and learning movie directing and
production. She eventually founded ETM Pictures Inc., and later ETM Distribution LLC., to
further work with independent films and film stakeholders. Overcoming many industry
obstacles, Ms. Garvin became the Writer, Executive Producer and Director of the feature film
Holiday Twist which is set to be released in theaters nationally on December 1, 2023.
Ms. Garvin has been involved in all creative and business aspects of the Holiday Twist movie
project from the start with a determination to keep the film independent and retain her rights
in the creative and distribution processes. Based upon the initial success of Holiday Twist,
plans are underway for a sequel which is set to be released in 2024.
Prior to her work with Holiday Twist, Ms. Garvin was a co-Executive Producer of the award
winning feature film The Trial of the Chicago 7, which secured a much publicized deal with
Netflix and was directed by Aaron Sorkin. Ms. Garvin was also a co-producer on the Feature
Film Documentary Mr. Nelson on the North Side which explored the early developmental years
of Prince’s life until his passing at the height of his career.
When Ms. Garvin’s children were young, “Family Date Night,” included a dinner and a movie
gthat bonded her family and helped her maintain work/life balance “Although my children
thought it was super corny at the time, they still talk about these simple experiences together
as being some of their favorite memories.” When she suddenly became an empty nester,
Stephanie’s passion to create meaningful movie content with a message that can be enjoyed
by the entire family drove her to bring her childhood dream to a reality.
In an effort to give back to the industry, Ms. Garvin has also served as a board member of the
Burbank Film Festival for the last several years.