"Gus has a lot of experience making music....If any of the other producers
on the project were hesitant about Gus taking on Ratline's score, their fears were
put to rest at the screening. Gus got a lot of pats on the back for crafting a
well-executed score that is as creatively risky as the rest of the movie."
- Eric Stanze, director
Gus Stevenson began
taking lessons in classical piano at age seven, and performed on keyboard in a local punk rock band. He has composed and performed music for several short subject and
feature films, most notably for Eric Stanze's film Ratline and features for New York-based SRS Cinema. He also served as a mixing engineer on the score of Deadwood Park, another Stanze
feature. He has experience utilizing a wide variety of sound recording, mixing, and editing
software, including Cakewalk Sonar and Sony Soundforge.
In addition to his musical work, Gus has worked as an actor, in both lead and supporting roles, and as a graphic artist. He's made appearances in films for Wicked Pixel Cinema and SRS Cinema, and in several episodes of the "On the Road to the Abolition of Slavery" series of historical documentaries. He also made a brief appearance in the George Clooney film Up In The Air.
During his years in college, Gus drew a comic strip called The Demention for the student newspaper. While at Fontbonne University, he majored in Fine Art, with an emphasis on studio work. There, he earned several credit hours in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, web design, and illustration. His senior project there was a video art presentation called Chaos Lightbox, which showcased some of his early video shorts. He graduated with a BFA in 2003. He lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri.
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