1% - Feature Film
Get Up - It's Time
HBF - Excuses
HBF - Polar Bears
ORS - Sashes
Macquarie University - Hands On
Vogue - Spy Style
Lotto - Kombi
Inferno - Short Film


Stephen McCallum was born and raised in Perth, cutting his teeth on award-winning music videos before heading east to study directing at AFTRS.

Since then, Steve has garnered a reputation for crafting dynamic stories across all mediums. He has a passion for engaging audiences through natural performance and immersive visuals.

Steve is perhaps best known for his commercial in support of gay marriage, Its Time. The spot was a viral sensation, receiving blog and news coverage around the world – including recognition by Ad News as THE viral campaign of the year.

Most recently, McCallum’s feature debut 1% premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it sold to prestigious US distributor A24.



2013   Screen Australia & ADG director’s attachment
2012   St Tropez Antipodes – Best Short Film
2012   PADCs – Bronze Skull
2011   Youtube – 15.6 Million Views
2011   AdNews – Best Viral Advert
2011   AFTRS Foxtel exceptional talent award
2011   AFTRS EU scholarship
2009   Revelation Film Festival – Best Short
2009   WA Screen Award – Best Music Video
2007   WA Screen Award – Best Music Video
2007   WAMI – Best Music Video Clip