Writer, Director, Producer, Composer
Steve Merlo is a Canadian Filmmaker/Musician from Kelowna British Columbia. He is best know for his short horror/thriller film "Unseen" which has been selected by numerous festivals and won two awards for best actor and best use of music. He has adapted the screenplay into a feature length and is looking to film it in the near future. His first film was the low budget 30 minute short horror film "First Annual Barbecue" which is a Texas Chainsaw Massacre fan film. In 2019, he re worked the script and is preparing to make a feature length film called "The Sawyer Massacre". He took a left turn for his first feature film in post production called "Follow Your Heart" which is a Romance/Drama. He composed the score for all of his films and has done scores for other indie films.
Steve has been a singer/songwriter for many years now. He has released two albums online "Sequanda" in 2015 and "Sequanda Land" in 2018. He has received praise for songs such as "Another Long Road" which was a tribute to his mentor James Long who passed away in 2006, "The Tides to Marquita Bay", "Over The Sunrise" and the very interesting country/metal fused "Beyond The Rugged Plains" which has become a crowd favorite for it's unlikely obscure song structure. His 2nd album "Sequanda Land" is very long 4 part song that takes the listener on a journey through a mystical land. His music is commonly described as "Mystical Metal"