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J.A. Steel
Actress/Filmmaker
Denizen, The Third Society

JA SteelOne of the few female action film directors in Hollywood, and one of the first western women to study the art of Muay Thai kickboxing in Thailand. J.A. Steel rocked the film and music industry in 1999 with her first feature The Third Society. Steel drew on her experience in working on at least two dozen other feature films to write, direct, produce, edit, and music supervise the 35mm film which was released by Warrior Entertainment in 2003. The Third Society has won Steel numerous awards, including the 2004 Bare Bones Film Festival Indie Auteur and Best Soundtrack awards. Past projects include directing and hosting for the documentary television pilot Dive the Deep Blue and starring as the Alien Bounty Hunter in Ford Austin’s Cerebral Print. Steel’s award winning second feature, Salvation, was released in June 2008 by York Entertainment. Currently, Steel recently completed her third feature, Denizen, for release in 2010.

HONORS & AWARDS

 

Park City Film Music Festival January 2009 – DENIZEN: The Teaser Trailer

      “Silver Medal Best Use of Music in a Short Film”

Trash Film Festival September 2008 – DENIZEN: The Teaser Trailer

      “Official Selection”

BareBones Film Festival April 2008 (Muskogee, OK) – SALVATION

      “Best Oklahoma Soil Film”- 2nd Place

      “Best Original Soundtrack” – 3rd Place

      “Best Indie Actor-Auteur” – 2nd Place 

Trash Film Festival September 2007  (Varaždin, Croatia) - SALVATION

      “Best Science Fiction Film" – Nomination

Fright Night Film Festival  August 2007 (Louisville, KY) - SALVATION

      “Honorable Mention”

BareBones Film Festival  April 2007 (Muskogee, OK) – SALVATION TRAILER

      “Official Selection”

Park City Film Music Festival  January 2007 (Park City, UT) – SALVATION TRAILER

      “Silver Medal Best Use of Music in a Short Film”

Cherokee Film Festival  September 2006 (Tahlequah, OK) – DIVE THE DEEP BLUE

      “Honorable Mention Non-Native American Documentary” – J.A. Steel (Dir./Prod.)

Barebones Independent Film Festival  April 2006 (Muskogee, OK) – DIVE THE DEEP BLUE

      “Best Documentary” – Nomination

Pathway Digital International Film Festival September 2005 – CEREBRAL PRINT: END GAME

      “Official Selection”

Salt Lake Asian Pacific Film Festival April 2005 (Salt Lake City, UT) – THE THIRD SOCIETY

      “Official Selection”

Barebones Independent Film Festival  April 2005 (Muskogee, OK)

      “Official Selection” – DIVE THE DEEP BLUE PROMO TRAILER

      “Best Actress” – Nomination CEREBRAL PRINT: END GAME

Roadance Film Festival 2005 (Park City, UT) – DIVE THE DEEP BLUE PROMO TRAILER

      “Official Selection”

Park City Film Music Festival  January 2005 (Park City, UT) – THE THIRD SOCIETY

      “Best Action Feature Film Score”

Script 2 Screen Festival October 2004 (Tulsa, OK) – THE THIRD SOCIETY & BELIEVE

      “Best Music Videos” – J.A. Steel (Director)

      “Finalist – Shoot N’Oklahoma” – Writer (for Believe)

Cherokee Film Festival  September 2004 (Tahlequah, OK) – THE THIRD SOCIETY

      “Best Non-Native American Feature Film” – J.A. Steel (Producer/Director) 

“JA STEEL”

HONORS & AWARDS (continued)

Barebones Independent Film Festival - April 2004 (Muskogee, OK) – THE THIRD SOCIETY

      “Indie Auteur of the Year” – J.A. Steel (Director, Producer, Writer, Editor, Actress)

      “Best Soundtrack”

      “Best Poster”

      “Best Shameless Self-Promotion” – Nomination

Urban Mediamakers Fall Festival 2002 (Atlanta, GA) – THE THIRD SOCIETY

      “Official Selection”

B-Movie Awards 2002 (New York, NY) – THE THIRD SOCIETY

      “Best Action Sequences” – Nomination

PRESS

MAGAZINES

Indie Slate (USA) – January 2006

Curve Magazine (USA) – November/December 2004

Femme Fatales Magazine (USA) – December 2001

Sirens of Cinema (USA) – December 2001

GC Magazine (USA) – June 2001

Femme Fatales Magazine (USA) – October 2000

Martial Arts Legends (USA) – September 2000

Hollywood Reporter (Cannes) – May 1999

NEWSPAPERS

Wagoner Tribune – May 01, 2008

Tulsa World – April 25, 2008

Muskogee Daily Phoenix and Times Democrat – April 13, 2008

Muskogee Daily Phoenix and Times Democrat – April 23, 2004

The Gayly Oklahoman – April 15, 2004

Star Press (Pittsburgh) – June 28, 2000 Syndicated 16 Newspapers

Los Angeles Times (Ventura Country Edition) – October 1999

Los Angeles Times (Valley Edition) – June 1999

RADIO

X96 (Salt Lake City UT) – January 2007

KTFX  (Muskogee OK) – April 2004

Jerry Pippin’s Radio Show – April 2004

Les Szekely’s B-MovieMaking Radio Show – August 2002

Rock and a Hard Place – November 2001

Radio Martial Arts (USA) – July 2001

KVTU (Ventura,USA) – October 1999

TELEVISION

RTL Television (Croatia) -September 2007

HRT Television(Croatia) – September 2007

QTelevision – (Park City, UT) January 2005

Key News (Ventura, USA) – October 1999

BBC Channel 4 (England) – May 1999

E-ZINES

Pretty Scary: Women in Horror – December 2009

Filmstew.com – April 2008

Pizzazz Magazine – September 2005

Extraordinary Movie and Video Guide (UK) – May 2004

Elisiti (Finland) – April 2004

FilmAddiction – April 2004

Badmovies: An Interview with JA Steel – February 2003

B-Movie.com – February 2002 & November 2009

Secret Scroll Digest – January 2002

Ziggy’s Video Realm: An interview with JA Steel – July 2001

****Best of the Web***** (UK) October 2000

IFMagazine 17 part series “Diary of A B Movie” Summer 2000 

Filmnet Daily (Australia) – April 2000 

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