15 september, 1964
Steven R. Monroe is a true child of film. His entire immediate family was, or is, part of the entertainment industry. Monroe started very early in life making movies with his Super 8 camera when he was 8 years old and receiving his first paycheck in at the age of 12 in the film business. At 20 he began his freelance career spending over 10 years in the camera department as an assistant cameraman and operator, before fulfilling his dream as a director for the first time at the age of 30.
Since then Monroe has directed music videos, commercials, documentary and then feature films and television movies, doing all formats and all genres he considers himself lucky. To date he has directed 8 Television movies for the SyFy network and Lifetime. And has directed 8 Feature films including the acclaimed House of 9 starring Dennis Hopper and the controversial and critically acclaimed re make of the 1978 classic I Spit on Your Grave in 2010. He has written, produced and directed two of his own films, the ensemble drama Complacent and the action thriller MoniKa.
Monroe is known for his style, speed, extensive knowledge of the camera and all facets of production, doing a lot with a little, and also for his very strong ability to get good and realistic performances from his actors. He has been noted by critics for having no fear, and for making a believable, and stylistic movie not matter what the genre or budget.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.