Actors & Writers London
Sketch of spoof thespian by Max India
Professional readings of new plays
Personal web pages
Networking, friendship and fun


Film Maker

Photograph of Howard Stean

Authentic Movies has been formed by UK-based film maker Howard Stean to create original movies for cinema.

The feasibility of his concept was methodically proven with a series of three experimental films shown at the Cinema Museum London between 2015 and 2017.

Compelling visual imagery, together with an emphasis on carefully crafted musical scores, underscore the power of his preferred medium: 16mm celluloid.

Sugar, the fourth film, was completed in Spring 2018. This award winning film was premiered in Leicester Square and also screened in Cannes, attracting favourable reviews. Ulrich Gregor, the film critic and co-founder of the Berlin Film Festival, declared Sugar to be “truly original and very well crafted... I liked it very much indeed.”

Authentic Movies is following an ambitious trajectory with the feature film Truth or Untruth. The combined talents of seasoned professionals, including Philipp Engelmann, former writer-in-residence in Basel, Switzerland, in harmony with younger and motivated team members, make Howard Stean’s vision achievable.

Truth or Untruth will be Howard’s first feature length film, set in Odessa in the stifling era of the Soviet-controlled 1960’s.

AWL Credits


The personal contact facility has been suspended.
Please email, who will forward.


Actors & Writers London
AWL Credits Writing Photographs Contact Links Site-Wide Links Welcome Readings Biographies Membership Guidelines Photographs Backstage Contact

Actors & Writers London (AWL) cannot accept responsibility for any issues arising from the biographical or photographic content of any personal page on this website.

All personal information about AWL members in this website is supplied by the individuals themselves. AWL accepts individuals' photographs for publication in this website in good faith that either (a) any photograph submitted for publication in this website is the intellectual property of the member pictured in the photograph or (b) the member pictured in the photograph has secured an appropriate licence whereby the photograph may be legally published in this website.

AWL accepts photographs of and other information about individuals for publication in this website exclusively subject to the conditions that (a) the individual accepts full personal responsibility for all issues arising from the publication of any personal photographs or other personal information such as the individual may provide to AWL for the purpose of publication in this website and (b) the individual agrees to hold AWL harmless in the event of any legal challenge whatsoever arising from the publication in this website of any personal photographs or other personal information pertaining to the individual.

© Copyright 1998-2023 Actors & Writers London.  All rights reserved.