Stephen was born in South Africa. A former professional surfer and male model, he made his mark in the television and ﬁlm industry by creating, producing, and selling his ﬁrst title (The Blueprint) to Fox Networks at the age of 23. A subsequent move to London resulted in the founding of his company Save Your Day Films. His latest travelogue TV series, called Chasing the Sun, premiered on Nat Geo in March 2017 with Stephen as host and producer. Save Your Day Films has dozens of projects in development and preproduction, covering reality TV, animation, documentaries, and features.
Mechanics in Cuba need to be open-minded – the only thing that’s limited is how far they can think outside the box.
This salon is a well-oiled machine, creating outlandish styles based on pop culture.
Noel’s Havana workshop was also a hangout for taxi drivers, street vendors, and roosters. Spaces like this happen naturally – you can’t create them.
Over the course of a few blocks, inventive murals and sculptures tell the story of Cuba and the creative people it has produced.
In Cuba, no matter what time of day or place you're in, you'll find people dancing.
For Cuban kids, a sudden downpour is an opportunity for adventure.
Stephen Friedman discovers the secret Havana restaurants only locals know about.