Steve Hutensky, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer for Made Up Stories

A producer, writer, and film executive living in Los Angeles, Steve has over 25 years of experience working with talented directors and filmmakers on award-winning commercials and film projects. He is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer for Made Up Stories, an LA-based production company. The company has produced the documentary Wake Up, featured on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday.

The documentary explores the healing power of compassion and wisdom from various spiritual traditions, including Buddhist teachings, Native American practices, and Christian teachings. This exploration of different spiritual perspectives is meant to inspire viewers to take a fresh look at their spiritual life and those around them.

As the COO, Steve is responsible for expanding the company’s production skills. This includes working with creative developers and marketing executives who provide a wealth of ideas for new multi-platform film campaigns.


Steve Hutensky has produced several award-winning projects, including:

  1. Nine Strangers

Steve Hutensky co-produced this feature-length documentary with the highest rating of “5 stars – outstanding.” Produced by Made Up Stories, the film has been featured worldwide at film festivals and screening theaters.

  1. Penguin Bloom

Steve Hutensky co-produced this film, which has won many awards, including “Best Documentary” at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The film has been an inspiration to many filmmakers.

  1. Wake Up

Steve Hutensky co-produced this spiritual documentary, exploring the healing power of compassion and wisdom from various spiritual traditions. Hutensky co-produced the film with his production company.

The company has proven to be a success in the film industry. Under Steve’s leadership, the company has grown in staff and revenue. His ability to work with other talented filmmakers, agencies, and production companies has earned him a reputation as one of the best producers in Los Angeles. He continues to create innovative film and marketing projects that offer a fresh perspective on spirituality, entertainment, and culture. Visit this page for additional information.


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