A self-taught filmmaker living in Lake Tahoe, Steven Siig first picked up a camera at the age of 19 to document his friends skiing big mountains and steep lines. That grew into an action sports documentary career that took Siig to Alaska and South America to film snow sports and adventure travel for numerous productions companies such as Warren Miller Entertainment, TGR, Standard, and Matchstick Productions.
When his best friend was killed during the film production of a ski descent in the remote wilderness of Alaska, Siig decided to put the camera down and focused on creating a family.
In 2014, Siig and his wife Melissa took his knowledge of film to a different side of the movie industry and opened the Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema, a cinema drafthouse that shows major motion pictures, independent and action sports films, hosts filmmakers, live music, and dance performances. That then inspired Siig back into his passion for filmmaking. Now focused on producing and directing, he co-founded Realization Films, which has produced narrative features (Weak Layers, Disrupted, Dark Divide) and documentary films including the award-winning film “Buried: The 1982 Alpine Meadows Avalanche” (Netflix).