Writer - Director - Producer - Speaker - ADHD Coach ...

Beer Aficionado???

Stephen Tonti is a freelance writer, director, and ADHD advocate based in Los Angeles, CA.

Born in New Orleans, LA and raised in Dallas, TX, Stephen holds a B.F.A. in Directing from Carnegie Mellon University and is currently enrolled in USC's Graduate Film and Television Production program. 

Having worked in various industries spanning film, theatre, music, tech, online publication, new media, and even ADHD coaching, Stephen clearly cares A LOT about... a lot. Just a few companies Stephen has worked for: 

HEARST Media Group   The Roundabout Theatre Company   The Wild Honey Pie   Manhattan Theatre Club   The Lincoln Center | Dallas Theatre Center   LAUNCH Presents: TBD Fest   Hooke Audio   Potential Within Reach   Attention Different   New Krewe Productions.

Stephen is also proud to have worked alongside a menagerie of magnificent mentors: 

Assistant Producer to Jacob Jaffke   Speech Writer for Paula Wagner   Assistant Director to dir. Katherine Brook, Dallas Theater Center's Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty, and dir. Daniel Sullivan   Media Consultant for Sydney Beers and Scott Ellis of Roundabout Theatre Co. ... the list goes on. 

He has had his work presented on:

Attention Magazine  |  ADDitude Magazine  |  Broadway World   Brooklyn Vegan   Billboard  |  Hearst's SnapChat Discover Channel "Sweet"  |  Mom + Pop Music  |  MTV  |  Playground: A Festival of New Work  |  Shot For Shot Film Festival   Style of Sound   Snobby Robot  |  Roundabout's Spring Gala  |  Vevo  |  The Wild Honey Pie

Stephen is the Co-Founder of Vin Fiz Productions, New Krewe Productions, and the ADHD coaching & advocacy company Attention Different

Stephen started Attention Different with Aaron Smith in 2014 after the success of his 2013 TEDx Talk at Carnegie Mellon titled "Attention Different, NOT 'Deficit.'" The 2013 talk is on YouTube and has since gathered well over one million views. 

Stephen currently travels the country (sometimes in between classes) to present on ADHD.



Oh yeah, 

He also really loves Beer...




Like, a lot