Steve Kearney was a founding member of the legendary Australian comedy duo, Los Trios Ringbarkus who won the coveted Perrier Comedy Award at Edinburough and went on to tour the world with critical acclaim for many years. In the mid 80’s, Los Trios was brought to the US with feature film development deals for Paramount Pictures, Columbia and United Artists to develop screenplays.

Steve multi tasked as actor/producer/music supervisor/writer in the Australian film “Garbo” after playing the lead in the Nadia Tass directed “Ricky and Pete”. Later Steve played the lead in the LA based German/US production “The Nutty Nutt” and the independent New York feature “Kissy Cousins”. (co writer) Steve went on to develop TV sit coms and star in pilots for Castlerock Entertainment and Fox TV, Warner Brothers Studios and NBC. TV Guest star appearances include: Thirty Something, Ned and Stacey, Friends, Jag and feature films such as Mission Impossible 2 and Inspector Gadget.

Upon returning to Australia Steve wrote screenplays for Producer Nick Murray at Jigsaw Entertainment (BlackJack) and John Brousek (Wog Boys) while at the same time forming an early media convergence play “Smooch Artists” with legal team Shiff and Co and Tantamount Productions before partnering with Leanne Tonkes to form Mini Studios.

Steve’s intense knowledge of the US development system has inspired him to bring that work ethic to Australia. His commitment to new writers in motivating them to create great work is part of the open door policy at Mini Studios where all scripts are considered.

Tours include- Shaffie Theatre – Amsterdam, VI Annual Clown Festival of Vienna, Montreal Mime Festival, National Arts Center – Ottawa, Du Maurier World Theatre Festival – Toronto, Expo ‘86 – Vancouver, Beau Geste Mime Festival – Vancouver, Harbourfront Theatre Summer festival – Toronto, Dance Theatre workshop - New York, American Place Theatre - New York, Coronet Theatre - Los Angeles, San Fransisco, Atlanta, Houston, Miami, New Zealand, UK, Ireland. Winner “Perrier Award” – Edinburgh Festival.

Arista Workshop attendee 2008 Tasmania - with “Please Explain”
Spark Workshop attendee 2003 Victoria - with “Scrubbers”
Xmedia LAB attendee 2008 Suzhou China
Xmedia Lab Attendee 2007 Singapore
Game Developers Conference 2008 San Francisco



Garbo ( Co Producer) Eclectic Films (AUS)
Kissy Cousins Monster Babies (Producer) Benue Media (USA)
Titanic Chronicles (Producer) Benue Media (USA)
White Lines (Short) Tropfest Finalist 2008
Glittery Tapping Wonderland (how to DVD) Mini Studios (VEA au/nz/usa distribution)


“The Gumwalds” Animated pilot - Disney Australia 2007


“Ticklebum” Film Vic – DMF – OhmTV EU distributor

“Please Explain” by Stephen Sewell Mini Studios Film Vic 2006/2008
“Homework” by Fin Edquist Mini Studios Film Vic 2006/2007


Produced - Garbo (AU) AFC / FFC Beyond Distribution
Kissy Cousins, Monster Babies (USA) Bennu Media/ Panorama Entertainment

Development - Untitled Los Trios Project United Artists USA
Two Guys In Tuxedos Paramount Pictures USA
It’s My Party Columbia Pictures USA
Scrubbers John Brousek Producer AFC
Debra the Zebra ACTF 2004
2nd Amendment Spec
Sex Bandits Jigsaw Entertainment
The Formula Spec
2ND Amendment Spec
Me, Myself and I Spec
Stratosphere (Sci fi) Spec Treatment.
If You Lived Here…(rom com) Spec Outline
Untitled Super Hero project (animation) Spec Outline.

Interactive - Creative Content 3gG – US based 3g content developer
The Artefact – an ARG (co creator) AFC Development Grant – 2007

Children’s TV - Debra The Zebra
New MacDonald’s Farm (various eps) Beyond/ Channel Nine

Television – Sit Com Talent Development Deals
Castlerock Entertainment.
Fox Network.
Warner Bros. Television.
NBC Network

Shock Jock TV1
Russell Gilbert Show Channel 9
Good News Week Network 10
Friends NBC
Pistol Pete FOX/ Castlerock (Pilot)
Ned and Stacey FOX
24 minutes. NEW WORLD (Pilot)
Thirtysomething (guest lead) ABC
Rock and Roll Mother Goose Duvall/Disney
Los Trios At The Beach TBS
Nothing Upstairs (guest lead) CBS (pilot)
Pat Sajack Show NBC
New Vaudvillians Two Disney

Inspector Gadget Featured Disney (USA)
Kissy Cousins, Monster Babies. Lead Bennu Media (USA)
The Nutty Nut. Lead Capella Films (USA)
Ricky and Pete. Lead United Artists (USA)
Garbo. Lead Eclectic Films (AUS)
Ghosts. Guest Crystal Sky (USA)