Steve Longi is a veteran feature film and television producer with over 20 years of experience. He’s produced 14 feature films and has worked with an array of talented stars such as Robert Downey, Jr., Sigourney Weaver, Rooney Mara, Whoopi Goldberg, Kat Dennings, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Long, Bob Saget, Rebel Wilson, Anton Yelchin, and Ray Liotta, just to name a few.
Longi is credited with setting up and co-producing the academy award-winning film, Hacksaw Ridge, directed by Mel Gibson, starring Andrew Garfield. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards and won two. Longi recently published the book “The Birth of Hacksaw Ridge” through Pacific Press Publishing, which details the early years of private Desmond T. Doss.
Longi has produced numerous film and tv projects, including the Emmy Award-nominated movie “Prayers For Bobby” starring Sigourney Weaver, for the Lifetime Movie Network. The film was one of the highest rated cable movies in the history of the network. Longi produced and also directed the Netflix comedy special “Willie Barcena: The Truth Hurts” His other credits include Dimension’s “Youth In Revolt” (Michael Cera, Zach Galifianakis, Ray Liotta, Justin Long). Disney’s “Double Take” (Eddie Griffin, Orlando Jones, Garcelle Beauvais), and “Match” (Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino).
Longi has numerous projects on his development slate which includes the film rights to the Off-Broadway musical comedy “Zombie Prom”. The film is being written by Vince Marcello who wrote and directed Netflix’s The Kissing Booth parts 1, 2, and 3 (one of the most-watched franchises on the platform).
Longi has developed over one hundred film, television, and theatrical projects and recently acquired the rights to John G. Fuller’s book “The Interrupted Journey”, which chronicles the true-life experiences of Betty and Barney Hill, an interracial couple in the 1960s, who claimed under hypnosis that they had been brought aboard an alien spacecraft and examined by extraterrestrials. The project was recently set up with George Gallo (Midnight Run) to write and direct.
Originally from New Jersey, Mr. Longi relocated to Los Angeles, and after attending UCLA served as Vice President of Permut Presentations, Inc. He oversaw the development, production, marketing, and release of Permut’s entire slate and began by working as the producer’s assistant on the breakout hit “Face/Off” (Nicolas Cage, John Travolta), which was one of the top ten highest-grossing films of the year.
Longi’s latest film, “The Reenactment” starring Tony Todd (Candyman) was the winner of Best Horror Film at The Atlanta Independent Film Festival and was released December 7th, 2020 on all streaming platforms.
Longi currently serves as President of the Baker Entertainment Group, developing film, tv, and audio movie projects.