SALT LAKE CITY, UT. – On August 26, 2010, J.A. Steel, the award winning female writer and director, announced the attachment of Gil Gerard, internationally recognized for his lead role as Captain William 'Buck' Rogers in the science fiction movie and television series "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century", to her fourth feature film "Blood Fare: A Modern Civil War Ghost Story". Gerard was recently seen in the Syfy original movie "Ghost Town", and will star with his castmate Erin Gray, in the upcoming television movie "Buck Rogers Begins".
"Blood Fare" (http://bloodfare.warriorentertainment.com
) is a Civil War ghost story with a modern twist, with filming in Utah, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia. It is the story of Corporal Henry Trout (S. Edward Meek), who in 1861 fought valiantly in a forgotten skirmish after the first battle of Bull Run. In 2011, he will come face to face with his descendants as the battle for blood continues on a haunted battlefield. Tyler and her brother Chad, Henry's fifth generation grandchildren, will challenge the very legend of Charon the Ferryman, as the lines between the living and the dead become blurred. Gerard will play the character of Professor Meade, mentor to the protagonist Tyler, with principle photography in late September in Utah. Additional talent will be announced in the next few weeks.
Also, Chris Hanson, one of the most recognized special makeup effects artists of Hollywood has joined the crew of "Blood Fare", as Special Makeup Effects Supervisor. He demonstrated his unique creativity in "Hellboy", "Underworld", "Men in Black", "Men in Black 2", "The Green Mile", "The X-Files", "The Faculty", "Spawn" and many other productions already.
The "Blood Fare" crew includes the dedicated members of the Utah Civil War Association (UCWA), a re-enactment group. UCWA member Amanda Bowman Jones will be composing the soundtrack, along with Rob Lambros of "The Street" band, who provided the music for Steel's third feature "Denizen", winner of the Park City Music Film Festival Bronze Medal for Excellence. Steel rounds out her production team with co-producer Christian K. Koch and executive producer Jessica M. Bair, veterans of past Steel projects.
Fans of Steel and Gerard can support the independent movie "Blood Fare", and receive limited edition rewards through Kickstarter (http://www.tinyurl.com/bloodfare
) and/or IndieGoGo (http://www.indiegogo.com/BLOODFARE
About J.A. Steel
Steel is a director, producer, actor, videographer, editor, fight choreographer and stunt person, in addition to writer and composer ... and even a distributor ... a unique woman in Hollywood.
"Blood Fare" is Steel's fourth feature film. Her action horror shocker "Denizen", her action supernatural thriller "Salvation", and her action feature "The Third Society" reflect in many ways Steel's real life hobbies of Muay Thai kickboxing, cave diving, motorcycle riding, firearms and edged weapons. All three movies are available on Amazon.com.
Steel lives in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City, but prefers the peace of Utah and mountain scenery for her screen writing.
About Tunis Productions, Inc.
A sister company of Warrior Entertainment, Inc, Tunis Productions is bringing A List action to independent film on a micro budget.
Background information on Steel's career:
Director's Reel - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3-BqNZxPrk
Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JA_Steel
IMDb - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003888/
Recent reviews of DENIZEN and interviews with Steel:
DVD Snapshot: http://www.dvdsnapshot.com/8Aug10/Denizen.html
B-Movie Man: http://bmovieman.com/Denizen.aspx
Anything Horror: http://anythinghorror.com/2010/06/16/indie-horror-round-up-the-city-2009-escape-2010-denizen-2010/
Muskogee Phoenix: Denizen premieres at Bare Bones Film Festival
Fatally Yours: Interview with filmmaker J.A. Steel