Custom Productions

Custom Productions, Inc. is a multi-faceted entertainment production company that has successfully produced over 200 projects in film, television, web and commercials.


Headed by writer/director Steve Stockman, projects include producing Gnarnia, for Comedy Central Digital, three seasons of NBC/U's hit show Brew Dogs,  Dogs of War for A&E, and Discovery Channel’s 3-season hit Devils Ride. The company created and produced $24 IN 24 for Food Network, and has completed pilots and development projects for A&E, AMC, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, Food Network, History Channel and others.


Custom also produced Stockman’s award-winning MGM feature film Two Weeks, starring Sally Field and Ben Chaplin, and is currently producing Flight Plans with director Keith Rivers and KR Films.


Commercial and web clients include Anchor Brewing Company, Microsoft, Perfect Sense, HTC, Village Roadshow, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Hearst Corp, CBS, ABC and more.

Custom Productions is Represented by Todd Christopher and Stewart Cavanagh at the Gersh Agency.

Steve Stockman

Steve Stockman headshot

Steve Stockman, President, is  a producer, writer, director. 


Projects for Custom include EP/Director of Gnarnia, EP/Creator on Brew Dogs (show running season 1), Dogs Of War, Devils Ride, and EP/Director on $24/24.

Steve wrote, produced and directed the award-winning MGM feature film Two Weeks, starring Sally Field, Ben Chaplin, Tom Cavanagh, Julianne Nicholson, Glenn Howerton and Clea DuVall.


He's also the author of the world's best-selling cinematography book, How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck. Available in 9 languages, the book is now in its seventh printing featuring an updated edition from Workman Publishing. Steve blogs about video at, speaks and consults on it, and tweets @stevestockman.

Steve serves as a faculty member and President of the Board of Trustees of the Summer Stars Foundation, a non-profit performing arts program for disadvantaged youth. He is a life member of the Creative Education Foundation and on the faculty of their training institutes.


Steve is past President of the Board of the Westside Waldorf School in Pacific Palisades, CA., and a graduate of Brown University in Providence, RI.


Custom Productions, Inc.