Stefan Wanigatunga

MFA Student

Directing Program


Stefan grew up in Anchorage and received a B.A. in Film Studies at Seattle University where he founded an after-school filmmaking program. His filmmaking experience includes directing a documentary about a literacy program and working with the university to film footage at urban farms in Washington, as well as producing and directing a documentary in Point Hope, Alaska about the changing climate and culture. At UCLA, he has written, directed, and produced several short films, and worked as the sound mixer/assistant editor on a behind-the-scenes documentary about Live Cinema with Francis Ford Coppola.