Stephen Maing is a filmmaker based in New York City. His feature documentary Crime + Punishment, which he directed, filmed and edited over four years, won a Special Jury Award at Sundance, an Emmy Award and was shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary. His previous films, High Tech, Low Life, directed, filmed and edited over five years, and The Surrender, were released on POV and Field of Vision, respectively. His upcoming film The Great Experiment is an ambitious cinematic time capsule of one of the most volatile and perplexing eras of American history & identity. He is a 2021 United States Artists Fellow and recipient of the International Documentary Association's Courage Under Fire Award. He is a member of the Academy, a frequent visiting artist and lives in Ridgewood, Queens with his partner and young daughter.