WRITER & MUSICIAN
Steven Finly has been a writer and musician since his teenage days growing up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Steven’s love for creative writing, in any media, has been a driving force in his life. His first screenplay, “Strangers,” sold just days after completing it, and his first novella, “Blind Trust,” was made into the feature film “BLACKHEART.” Needless to say, with such early successes he became hooked on writing.
As a member of the Writers Guild, he’s had seven of his screenplays produced and garnered six screenwriting awards. His current novel “WASTED” is a twisted tale of sex, drugs, murder and revenge in the Motor City during its late 1960’s rock and roll heyday. Based around real events, the story is designed to be part one of a trilogy following the lives of three Detroit families (one rich, one middle-class and one working class) as they journey through the social and sexual revolutions of the psychedelic drug-fueled 1960’s through to the cocaine crazed 1980’s.
Steven’s seven produced scripts include: “WISHFUL THINKING” and “IN HER MOTHER’S FOOTSTEPS,” “SHADOW WARRIORS,” “BLACKHEART,” “PRESSURE POINT,” “WHATEVER IT TAKES” and “PAST OBSESSIONS.”
He’s sold or optioned over 20 feature-length screenplays.
His six screenwriting awards include; The Scriptapalooza Screenplay Contest,
The Screen Craft Horror Screenplay Contest, The Los Angeles Screenplay Expo,
The Hollywood Film Festival, Chesterfield Script Contest, and CineScape Magazine’s Sci-fi Screen Story Contest.
Ted Nugent was Steve’s first guitar teacher. Steven worked and performed as a musician at Detroit’s Grande Ballroom in the late 1960s. Some of the musical groups he’s played in have opened for the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Bob Seger, Ted Nugent, SRC, the MC5 and Paul Butterfield.