OUR FILMMAKERS

We met over ten years ago in Los Angeles and still believe that when there is a solid team behind the scenes, it always “translates” on-screen.

We speak a variety of languages, and bring diverse points of view about the world to the table. Above all, we are united by our multicultural mindset, our love of adventure and discovery, and our passion for international filmmaking.

Stephanie "Fi" Dieter is a multi-award-winning film producer, screenwriter, and director born and raised in the upper class circles of Mexico City, where she was “too white” for the Mexicans but “too Mexican” for her white peers. A theme of never fitting is ever present in her work, such as her ground-breaking modern high school fairytale short ‘Cinder Pumpkin.’ She is also known for the feature documentary Around the World in 80 Anthems, which she directed and co-produced alongside business mogul and TV personality Daymond John (Shark Tank, ABC). In 2022, Fi received an MFA degree in Screenwriting from Maharishi International University. While in school, she became an active practitioner of Transcendental Meditation.

Fi Dieter

Screenwriter / Director / Producer

Ben McCooey, PMP, PMI-ACP, joined Tape Haus Cinema in 2018. Throughout his career as a Management Consultant, Ben has executed the planning, budgeting, and logistics for complex business transformations of up to $30M. 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. He is currently pursuing an MBA at EGADE Business School, and plans to focus on his passions for entertainment and international relationship-building with Latin America.

Ben McCooey

Producer

Stephen is an award-winning cinematographer who spent five years working in Hollywood as an indie filmmaker. He has worked as a Director of Photography on short films, proof of concepts, music videos and tv promos for Blazing Infinity Films, Tape Haus Cinema, and other independent production companies. He has also worked as a gaffer and electrician for Disney, HBO, Nickelodeon and other big studios. Stephen is also an experienced nature and portrait photographer. He is currently contracted with Seattle-based entertainment company, Phototainment, and Dorian Studios.

Stephen Carrillo

Director of Photography / Colorist