Stewart Copeland was born in Tullahoma, Tenn. and eventually moved to St. Louis, where he majored in film production at Webster University. While a student at Webster, Copeland developed an interest in documentary film. His first short documentary was In The Glow. During Copeland's final year of college, his mother, Jennifer Copeland, passed away. After taking a semester off to be with his family, Copeland worked for nine months on Jennifer. The film has played many festivals in the United States and won the Best MiniDoc competition at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Copeland now lives in Tennessee, where he is working on his first feature-length documentary.