SALT LAKE CITY, UT. – On September 15, 2010, J.A. Steel, the award winning lesbian writer and director, announced the attachment of celebrity lesbians Michelle Wolff ("Dante's Cove", "NCIS", "Chicago Hope", and "Mango Kiss"), Bridget McManus ("Wanted", Logo's "That Time of the Month" and AfterEllen's "Brunch with Bridget") and Natalie Garcia ("Showtime's The Real L Word Live Lounge" and "The Sweet Adventures of Nat and Meg") to her fourth feature film "Blood Fare". Wolff, McManus and Garcia join star 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".
"Blood Fare" (http://bloodfare.warriorentertainment.com
) is a Civil War ghost story with a modern twist, 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. 150 years later, he will come face to face with his descendants as the battle for blood continues. Tyler, a lesbian in a committed relationship, 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, a PhD candidate. Wolff will play an athletic and sexy park ranger, with a mysterious connection to the haunted battlefield. McManus will play Tyler's girlfriend Kayla, a SCUBA instructor and motorcycle riding, strong female character, modeled after the real-life J.A. Steel. Garcia will play a television news journalist, investigating the local legend and growing number of deaths.
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. Several of the cast and crew identify as LGBTQI, including executive producer Jessica M. Bair, a veteran of past Steel projects and a member of the Human Rights Campaign Board of Governors.
For a limited time, fans of Steel, Gerard, Wolff, McManus and Garcia can have their names in the "Blood Far" end credits & on the website, and receive other special edition rewards, through Kickstarter (http://www.tinyurl.com/bloodfare
) and IndieGoGo (http://www.indiegogo.com/BLOODFARE
). "Blood Fare" is a green, sustainable film production.
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/
Sample interviews with Steel:
Curve Magazine: November 2004, pp. 46-47 & 59
Press on "Blood Fare":
Warrior Entertainment - Media Coverage