Steve Abbott was born and raised in Bradford. He lived and worked in Los Angeles during much of the 80s and 90s.
His career in Film saw him elected to AMPAS, BAFTA, EFA and APSA but his proudest achievements have come much closer to home in the 21st Century; he was the founding Chair of both Screen Yorkshire and Bradford City of Film. In Bradford’s successful bid to become the World’s first UNESCO City of Film, Steve was ably supported by Bill Lawrence, as well as Irna Qureshi and Syima Aslam, the founders of the Bradford Literature Festival.
Steve stepped down from both the above organisations as pension age beckoned in late 2019. He now has more time to follow his lifetime passions for Bradford City AFC, Yorkshire CCC and Los Angeles Dodgers, though he’s not too keen to talk about the first two of this trio at present.