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Stephen Kastner

Since 1997, I have been an independent consultant at DesignWise Studios. I began as a visual artist in painting and photography. In the 1980s, I was a professional photo-journalist for the NYT papers in Florida. In 2006, I lived in Yunnan, China and spent 6 months as a filmmaker while designing the curriculum for what was to became the top-rated Chinese Culture Spa on TripAdvisor, the Linden Centre. Now, I employ writing, digital photography, videography, graphic design, and networked media to create all varieties of digital storytelling and I coach authors to write their stories and share them via self-publishing at Green Mountain Writers Group.

Substack, a Self-Publishing Alternative


Substack is a subscription newsletter service popular among independent journalists and writers. Feeling obligated to lead by example, I took the leap and have launched my own: “Antediluvian Attitudes a Substack by a person who lived before the Flood.” Launched in 2017,…

Harold and Maude Trivia Collection

Harold and Maude

Anyone who’s seen Harold and Maude more than once begins to notice interesting tidbits and trivia. The screenplay for Harold and Maude was Colin Higgins’ thesis for the UCLA screenwriting MFA program. The professor teaching the course told Colin that…