Stephanie Soechtig is the director and producer of the award-winning documentary Tapped (2009). Her directorial debut was hailed by critics as “stunning” and “whip-smart” and went on to sweep film festivals across the country while picking up six awards for Best Documentary Feature.
Seeing a gap in the ability for non-profit organizations to compete with the advertising dollars of multinational corporations, Stephanie created a division of Atlas Films devoted to providing high caliber viral video campaigns for such organizations. She has produced and directed viral films for the Environmental Working Group’s campaign on soil erosion, Food and Water Watch’s campaign on genetically engineered salmon and an Autism Awareness film for the NIDS Coalition
Stephanie began her career twelve years ago producing documentaries for 20/20 and Primetime Live. She covered the 2000 presidential elections for Good Morning America and worked with ABC's long-form unit to produce PlanetEarth hosted by Leonardo DiCaprio. She then brought her documentary skills to Fox where she produced network specials for Bill O'Reilly before moving on to produce his daily show, The O’Reilly Factor. Stephanie graduated cum laude, from NYU, with a degree in Journalism where she also minored in Cinema Studies. Stephanie joined forces with Michael and Michelle Walrath in 2008 to start Atlas Films with the goal of creating films that educate and inspire.
She currently serves on the advisory board for the Plastic Pollution Coalition and blogs for the Huffington Post.