WRITING & DIRECTING
In addition to Butler's acting credits, she is also an accomplished
writer and director.
She is a screenwriter, a children's book author, a short story writer
(@storytimewithstefanie) and a blogger (@courage_braveheart).
The past few years she has written countless short films, features,
pitches, pilots, and she is currently taking a crack at her first stage play.
Stefanie also hopes to publish her children's book series, The Adventures of
Tabby Abby, sometime this year.
Her favorite genre is any period piece with an accent and a strong female protagonist,
which means she would die to work on Outlander, Vikings or 1883. Butler's first written feature, The Silent Queen, was completed in 2014 and is just that - a historical fiction depicting an Irish queen, kidnapped by Vikings and forced into a seemingly impossible decision. It is loosely based on actual events from her Icelandic heritage.
Stefanie's blog, Courage, Braveheart is a commission to all the fellow warriors out there, doing their best to be their best. Be sure to head on over and check it out!
In addition to writing, Stefanie has also recently stepped into a new role behind the camera as a director. She truly is an actor's director who has a unique ability to connect with and communicate with her actors because she speaks their language. And although she still has much to learn, she's more than up for the challenge.
Stefanie's short film, SAME, which she co-wrote, co-directed and starred in, won 2nd place at the Christian Worldview Film Festival in 2018 for best short. Stefanie is gearing up to shoot her 3rd short film, A Chance Encounter in the fall of 2022.
* To see which projects Stefanie is currently in development on, please scroll down. For any additional inquires regarding Stefanie's writing, please reach out through the contact page.