My name is Stephanie...

I’m an international film producer, screenwriter and director, best known for the award-winning, coming of age high school film ‘Cinder Pumpkin.’ 

As a freelance producer and production coordinator, I have completed over 50 indie short films, music videos and nationally-aired commercials for which I have managed budgets of up to $2M. Presently, I am a graduate student at Maharishi International University pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting through their David Lynch program. Upon graduation from Maharishi, I plan to transition into a writing or coverage-related position at a major studio, network or agency in Los Angeles.

In 2016, I founded Tape Haus Cinema straight out of film school because I dreamed of having a safe environment in which other multi-cultural misfits and I could come together to cultivate artistic, thought-provoking narrative film projects for theatrical and digital distribution worldwide. Our first feature produced under Tape Haus was the documentary ‘Around the World in 80 Anthems’, starring the Guinness World-Holding Everitt family from Canada, and narrated by business mogul and TV personality Daymond John (Shark Tank, ABC). 

In 2018, my team grew when Ben McCooey, PMP, PMI-ACP, joined Tape Haus as a Producer. Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Auburn University in 2016 and has a 5 year background in Post-Merger Integration, Digital Transformation and Project Management. 

In 2020,  Brazilian-American filmmaker Pedro Borges joined our Tape Haus family to helm a feature-length, mystery thriller titled 4th Night, for which we are in active development. The original screenplay for 4th Night, written by Pedro Borges, advanced to the Quarterfinalist Round of the 2020 ScreenCraft Horror Competition and was in the top 9% of more than 2,500 submissions.

A well-told story can unite people of all backgrounds and help us understand those who we’d otherwise never connect with. This is why it was always fundamental to me, regardless of subject matter, that my collaborators and I are able build a real sense of trust and global community around each of the stories we tell. 

One day in the near future, I hope to find myself in a position to create real opportunities for other diverse, underrepresented and immigrant talent in the American Film Industry. On screen. Behind the camera. In the writer’s room. At the executive level.

Stephanie Dieter

Stephanie Dieter

Writer / Producer / Director

Ben McCooey

Ben McCooey


Pedro Borges

Pedro Borges

Writer / Director


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