Steven Loring received his MFA in Social Documentary Filmmaking from the School of Visual Arts in 2012. His focus is on creating films that examine the cultural and interior lives of unfamiliar and overlooked populations.
His short film, 'SHACHARIT - A MORNING PRAYER', won multiple festival awards, including Best Student Film at the American Anthropological Association's 2012 Film Festival. It was reviewed in American Anthropologist and screened at the Ethnografilm Festival in Paris.
Loring was Archival Researcher for Marshall Curry's Academy Award-nominated documentary 'IF A TREE FALLS'. As a screenwriter, he wrote eight Movies-of-the-Week for NBC, CBS and Lifetime, including 'THE OTHER MOTHER' with Frances Fisher and 'NO ONE WOULD TELL' with Fred Savage.
His recent feature documentary, 'THE AGE OF LOVE', which launched in communities across the country on Valentine's Day, 2015, follows a first-of-its-kind Speed Dating event for 70- to 90-year-olds. Loring explores both the humor and poignance as thirty seniors take stock of aging bodies and still-hopeful hearts and confront the reality of seeking new relationships at the far reaches of life. The film has screened at nearly 600 venues in 14 countries, and follow-up Senior Speed Dating events have resulted in hundreds of new friendships, relationships - and at least four marriages - among older adults nationwide. View the trailer, or, for news and updates, please follow the film on our Facebook page.
Loring's new documentary, probing the intersection of faith, love, creativity and neurobiology, is now in pre-production.