Steven Tsapelas (born March 8, 1981) is an American writer and filmmaker best known for his work on the popular webseries We Need Girlfriends.
Steven Tsapelas was born in Queens, New York on March 8, 1981. After graduating from Bethpage High School in 1999, Tsapelas enrolled at Hofstra University as a Film Major. In 2000, he formed the Hofstra Filmmakers Club with Brian Amyot and Angel Acevedo where they produced numerous comedic short films.
In his senior year Tsapelas took home Best Film and Best Director for his thesis film Be My Valentine, Franny Canada, which went on to play at the Long Island Film Expo and the Palm Springs International Short Film Fest before being picked up for international distribution by Big Film Shorts.
We Need Girlfriends
In 2006, Tsapelas pitched the idea of We Need Girlfriends to his Ragtag Productions co-founders Angel Acevedo and Brian Amyot. Tsapelas wrote all eleven episodes of the popular webseries and directed MySpace, Rod vs Henry and Future Henry, as well as the lost episode Ex-Sex.
Tsapelas, Amyot and Acevedo were in development on a television version of We Need Girlfriends for Sony Pictures and CBS, to be executive produced by Darren Star, Dennis Erdman and Clark Peterson, but Tsapelas has recently confirmed the project has been cancelled.