Talent Guide

Steven Schardt

  • Discipline:Producer, Writer
  • Program Year:Screenwriting Lab 2009


Steven Schardt has worked at D.E. Shaw & Co., a hedge fund in New York, and at Amazon.com in Seattle, Washington, and Paris, France. Since 2004, Schardt has made many short films and written feature scripts including I Am Not Werner Erhard (FIND Screenwriters Lab 2009) and the action comedy, Norteamerica! He co-produced Humpday, a feature by Lynn Shelton which garnered a Special Jury Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and had its European premiere at the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight. He is a graduate of Harvard College.

Current Project

I Am Not Werner Erhard (Narrative Feature)


Down-and-out used car salesman J.P. Roth joins Werner Erhard's EST, a controversial self-help program in early '70s San Francisco, and finds himself caught between his own redemption and the ethics of an organization that many people would consider a cult.