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Another Yesterday (trailer)

Another Yesterday (feature film excerpt)

Another Yesterday (feature film excerpt)

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"Bold and ambitious, Another Yesterday explores multicultural-layered relational conflicts by taking us on a journey of unexpected twists and turns, all with a compelling visual sophistication. We look forward to more from writer/director/editor Steven Heil and his talented team."  – Ronn Kilby, Lead Judge, Los Angeles Film Awards.


“Another Yesterday is a multi-layered story that also presents an interesting and innovative mixture of different genres, from drama to coming-of-age to horror.  . . . As the plot reaches its climax, [the story] becomes a powerful metaphor on love and reconciliation.”  – Rome Prisma Film Awards reviewer 


“It’s rare that a film uses genre as a vehicle to tell an important, thoughtful and ultimately uplifting story. Your film manages to do all those things.”  – Matt Verboys, Co-Director of the Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival 

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More About Steven Heil

I am a writer, director, editor, cinematographer, and actor currently based in Tokyo, Japan. I love film from the depths of my soul, and it has been my most profound passion for as long as I remember.


The independent feature film, Another Yesterday, which I wrote, directed, and edited, has won 58 awards, including Best Film of the Festival, Manhattan Rep's STORIES Film Festival, New York, New York, 2019; Best Feature, The Network Film Festival, New York, New York, 2019; Best Central States Film (all genres from 14 states), Central States Indie FanFilmFest, Rock Island, IL, 2019; Best Cross-Culture Film Award, Japan Film Festival Los Angeles, CA, 2019; and Winner, Best Cultural Impact Movie, SoCal Film Awards, 2020, Huntington Beach, CA. My music video for Franki Moscato’s “Me, Myself, & I” has won several international awards, including Best Music Video at the London Independent Film Awards, while my music video for her song "I Will Rise" won a Silver Remi at the Worldfest Houston International Film Festival. From over 2000 worldwide applicants, I was one of 24 Fellows selected for Pasona Group's 2022 Awaji Youth Federation paid fellowship program, where I was hired as a filmmaker. In 2019, I was competitively selected for the Creative Minds in Sundance Film Program. As an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, I directed five productions that won recognition in national competitions.  My narrative short film The Order, which I wrote, produced, directed, shot, and edited, won Best Student Film at the Oregon International Film Awards.  The narrative television episode Love Bites #2 “Sous Chef Wanted,” which I wrote, directed, and edited, won the Grand Prize in the Video Drama Program Category at the National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition.  My music video for Keag’s “Yew Who” won a Bronze Remi Award at the WorldFest Houston International Film Festival; I served as producer/director/cinematographer/editor. 

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