Josef Steiff

Josef Steiff

inVisibility Productions LLC

Author, director and filmmaker in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin

About Josef

A former licensed social worker, writer/filmmaker Josef Steiff creates films, installations, performance and written work that reflect his interest in the ways that people struggle to make personal sense out of random, impersonal events. His work has exhibited in the United States, Europe and Asia.

His short films include writing and directing the award-winning experimental narratives "Borders," "Catching Fire," "I Like My Boyfriend Drunk" and educational documentary "How Will I Tell? Surviving Sexual Assault." Other shorts include "Eclipse," "Indian Summer" and producing Todd Lillethun's "Safe Word."

His feature work includes writing/directing THE OTHER ONE and the last chapter ("Wiped Clean") of the Split Pillow experiment in collaborative filmmaking SOULMAID. His feature producing work includes RHAPSODY and line producing MBC Television's MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN A FLOWER, the first Korean feature-length film to deal openly with disabilities. He has served as general crew on Michael Moore’s ROGER & ME and Wendy Weinberg’s Academy Award nominated documentary, "Beyond Imagining." His first feature, THE OTHER ONE, received four Indie Awards and is currently screening at film festivals.

He contributed a sound installation to the first major art exhibition regarding HIV in the United States, "AIDS: The Artists' Response," and is the writer/performer of the critically acclaimed one-man show GOLDEN CORRAL that reflects on his experience growing up and working in rural Appalachia.

He is currently based in USA's metro Chicago/Milwaukee area teaching and making film but has spent time in England, Scotland and Ireland.

His books include:
- Storytelling Across Worlds: Transmedia for Creatives and Producers,
- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking,
- Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy: Mission Accomplished or Mission Frakked Up?,
- Anime and Philosophy: Wide Eyed Wonder,
- Manga and Philosophy: Fullmetal Metaphysician,
- Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy: The Footsteps of a Gigantic Mind.


Name: Josef Steiff

Lives in: Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin

Company: inVisibility Productions LLC

Occupation: Author, Director, Filmmaker, Producer, Screenwriter and Transmedia Producer

Credits

  • The Other One

    The Other One (2014)
    Film by Sterling Rock Productions Writer/Director

  • Safe Word

    Safe Word (2014)
    Film (short) by Flicker Effects Producer

  • Eclipse

    Eclipse (2014)
    Film (short) by Sterling Rock Productions Writer/Director

  • Rhapsody

    Rhapsody (2012)
    Film by Thrillsville Producer

  • I Like My Boyfriend Drunk

    I Like My Boyfriend Drunk (2011)
    Film (short) by inVisibility Productions LLC Writer/Director

  • South Loop

    South Loop (2010)
    Film by Parkside Films Featured Extra

  • Night Bus

    Night Bus (2009)
    Documentary by Flicker Effects Location Sound

  • L.O.V.E. Love (music video)

    L.O.V.E. Love (music video) (2008)
    Video by Luxotone Records Director/Editor

  • Tear Back the Night (music video)

    Tear Back the Night (music video) (2008)
    Video by inVisibility Productions LLC Writer/Director/Editor

  • SoulMaid

    SoulMaid (2007)
    Film by Split Pillow Co-Writer/Co-Director

  • Preselected

    Preselected (2007)
    Film (short) Producer

  • Brush

    Brush (2003)
    Film (short) Writer

  • More Beautiful Than a Flower

    More Beautiful Than a Flower (2000)
    Film by MBC Television (Korea) Line Producer

  • The French Boy

    The French Boy (1999)
    Film (short) Cinematographer/Camera

  • Thief

    Thief (1996)
    Film Producer/Co-Writer/Cinematographer/Camera

  • Love is Hell (music video)

    Love is Hell (music video) (1994)
    Video by inVisibility Productions LLC Writer/Director/Editor

  • Beyond Imaging: Margaret Anderson and The Little Review

    Beyond Imaging: Margaret Anderson and The Little Review (1992)
    Documentary Crew

  • No Need to Repent

    No Need to Repent (1990)
    Documentary by Asymmetry Productions Cinematographer/Camera

  • Roger & Me

    Roger & Me (1990)
    Documentary by Dog Eat Dog Productions Crew

  • Catching Fire

    Catching Fire (1988)
    Film (short) by inVisibility Productions LLC Writer/Director/Editor

  • Borders

    Borders (1988)
    Film (short) by inVisibility Productions LLC Writer/Director/Editor

  • China Lessons

    China Lessons (1988)
    Documentary Assistant Negative Cutter

  • Indian Summer

    Indian Summer (1988)
    Film (short) by inVisibility Productions LLC Writer/Director/Editor

  • See Dick Run

    See Dick Run (1987)
    Film (short) by Asymmetry Productions Cinematographer/Camera

  • Wolfchain

    Wolfchain (1986)
    Film (short) by inVisibility Productions LLC Writer/Director/Editor

  • How Will I Tell?  Surviving Sexual Assault

    How Will I Tell? Surviving Sexual Assault (1986)
    Documentary by inVisibility Productions LLC Director/Co-Producer/Co-Writer

Awards

  • Indie Awards Certificate of Excellence: Fiction Feature, Indie Fest, La Jolla, California, for THE OTHER ONE
    (2014)

  • Indie Awards Certificate of Excellence: Leading Actress, Indie Fest, La Jolla, California, for THE OTHER ONE
    (2014)

  • Indie Awards Certificate of Merit: Supporting Actress, Indie Fest, La Jolla, California, for THE OTHER ONE
    (2014)

  • Indie Awards Certificate of Merit: Cinematography, Indie Fest, La Jolla, California, for THE OTHER ONE
    (2014)

  • Honorable Mention, The Indie Gathering, Hudson, Ohio, for THE OTHER ONE
    (2014)

  • Audience Award for Best Short at Chicago's Reeling Film Festival for SAFE WORD
    (2014)

  • Bronze Plaque, Columbus International Film + Video Festival, Ohio, for I LIKE MY BOYFRIEND DRUNK
    (2012)

  • Semi-Finalist, Moondance International Film Festival, Colorado, for feature script NIGHTCRAWLER
    (2011)

  • Finalist, BlueCat Screenwriting Lab Short Screenplay Award, for JESSIE JAMES
    (2008)

  • IFC Media Lab Best Short Film, for PRESELECTED
    (2007)

  • Five Shows You Must See Now and "highly recommended" in NewCity Chicago for GOLDEN CORRAL
    (2006)

  • Critic's Choice and "highly recommended" in the Chicago Reader for GOLDEN CORRAL
    (2006)

  • Best of the Festival Narrative Award at the 15th Festival of Illinois Film & Video Artists for BORDERS
    (1990)

  • Honorable Mention at the 15th Festival of Illinois Film & Video Artists for CATCHING FIRE
    (1990)

  • Cash Prize/Competition Winner at the 21st Sinking Creek Film Celebration Film & Video Competition for CATCHING FIRE
    (1990)

  • Cash Prize/Competition Winner at the Athens International Film & Video Festival for BORDERS
    (1990)

  • Cash Prize/Competition Winner at the Athens International Film & Video Festival for INDIAN SUMMER
    (1990)

  • Competition Finalist at the Danubiale Internationale Festtage der Film- und Videoamateure for WOLFCHAIN
    (1989)

  • Competition Finalist at the Athens International Film & Video Festival for CATCHING FIRE
    (1989)

  • Peace & Justice Award
    (1987)

  • Best of the Festival Educational Award at the 1986 Columbus International Video Festival for HOW WILL I TELL?/SURVIVING SEXUAL ASSAUL
    (1986)

Education

  • Ohio University (Athens, OH)
    (1983-1988)

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