director, writer, producer
Santostefano has directed the feature films Pure Country Pure Heart, and the Cinderella franchise for Warner Brothers. His critically-acclaimed independent cult feature, "Last Man Running", won the Audience Award at the L.A. Film Festival. He also directed the Universal feature, Bring It on: Again (2004). For Warner Brothers, he directed Three to Tango (1999), starring Matthew Perry, Neve Campbell and Dylan McDermott. TV pilots and series include the comedies "The Consultants and Revenge" (Fox), "American Posse" (FX Network) and "Gearheads" (Comedy Central). He received a CableACE Award for Best Series for his direction of Nickelodeon's The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1992). Other television credits include HBO's The High Life (1996) and "The War Next Door" (USA). In Manhattan, Santostefano has directed several off-Broadway stage productions including an award-winning play at The American Place Theater. For the BAM Festival (Brooklyn Academy of Music), he directed Stockhausen's contemporary opera, "Leben". Santostefano is a graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts, film department.