I'm an independent film veteran with more than 13 years of experience working in the industry. I started my career in production in the makeup / effects department and quickly became the department head for three projects by Machine City Productions, most notably “Day X” (2005 released by Image Entertainment) and then as an assistant on the Amber Heard feature - All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (2007). During that time, I was responsible for the budget for the wardrobe, makeup and special effects (practical effects) departments. I frequently step back into the practical and makeup effects arena when asked to. I've worked on multiple competition films and student films just for the fun of it.
In 2005, she joined the crew of Sabrecat Productions as the Line Producer and Assistant Director. In this role, I was responsible for maintaining the shoot schedule and keeping the costs in check.
I worked as AD for a couple of other projects and then went on to work as Line Producer and Assistant Director for other feature films-- most recent being Marble Rye Media's independent comedy, “The Holy Deuce” in 2009.
Since 2010, I've has taught informal classes for various student film groups and mentored other special effects artists. In 2013, I worked as a hair and makeup artist most recently on "Secrets of a Psychopath" directed by Hollywood legend, Bert I. Gordon.
I'm executive producer on the feature film "Exile" and a producer on "Sixteen South" by Hope Kelley Productions.
I am also an actor and am represented by The Atherton Group if anyone needs a overweight actress for a role.
Name: Sandra Steele
Lives in: Austin, Texas
Company: Earthshine Design Productions, LLC
Occupation: Producer, Special Effects Technician, Actor, Makeup Artist and Editor
Unique traits: I work both in the creative land and the business land which makes me a bit different. I am also a working artist under the pseudonym of S.C. Essai ( SCSI ) (www.scsiart.com)
Secrets of a Psychopath
Film (Thriller) Makeup Department Two siblings lure unsuspecting victims to their house through a dating site for games and slaughter. It's "Psycho" meets the Craigslist Killer. The new film from cult director Bert I. Gordon - The Amazing Colossal Man, Earth vs the Spider, Empire of the Ants, and The Food of the Gods.
The Family That Hunts Together
Film (Short, Adventure, Family and Fantasy) Makeup Department A family of monster hunters have to deal with the death of their eldest son.
The Book of Joe
Video (Short, Action and Sci-Fi) Makeup Department The world is ending. Around the globe, biblical prophecies about the 'End of Days' are coming true. But everything is not as it seems... the Rapture is just a cover for an alien invasion, and only Joe can see through the ruse. Written by 5000FIlms
The Holy Deuce
Film (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The story of a hard working grad student, his two couch-dwelling friends, and the virgin-Mary-shaped-poop that appears in their toilet and eventually tears their world apart. As masses flock to their doorstep and a scatological cult begins to worship "he who left it" as a dark messiah, the 3 roommates find themselves embroiled in a holy war the likes of which has never been seen. Written by Boaz Dror
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
Film (Horror) Special effects SPOILER: The orphan Mandy Lane is a beautiful, virgin and pure teenager raised by her aunt, desired by her schoolmates and a close friend of the outcast Emmet. After the death of their high school mate in a pool party, Mandy befriends Chloe, Marlin, Red, Bird and Jake. Red invites the group for a weekend party in the isolated ranch of his family, with all the boys disputing who would succeed in having sex with Mandy Lane. They meet the henchman Garth that takes care of the ranch and he asks the group to go easy on the drugs and booze. In the middle of the night, a stranger wearing a hood attacks Marlin in the barn; when Jake seeks her out, he faces the killer, beginning a night of bloodshed and terror. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Starship Exeter: The Tressaurian Intersection
Video (Sci-Fi) Makeup Department Searching for a starship in distress, the crew of the Starship U.S.S. Exeter finds a destroyed starbase and a deepening mystery. Has an enemy species from Captain Garrovick's past invented the ultimate weapon, or is the truth even stranger and more deadly? Written by Maurice Molyneaux
Film (Horror and Sci-Fi) Makeup Department As a mysterious outbreak transforms the general populace into a throng of marauding, flesh-eating creatures, eleven strangers find themselves trapped in an abandoned steel mill. One of them, the enigmatic Frank Chambers (Ken Edwards), is accompanied by a comatose white-haired girl who may be the key to revealing the horrific truth behind the infection. Time is running out, and the end is nearer than you think! Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama) Producer Project on indefinate hold. In the late 1800's and well into the twentieth century, many farmers and ranchers in Texas lost their homes and land to the more powerful landowner. Families were threatened, mercilessly burned from their homes, and in some instances, killed for the small piece of land they owned. This is the story of two men who spend their entire lives feuding over a tragic incident they both witnessed as young boys. George Baker (Randy Travis) is a man who has witnessed the horror of losing his family at the hands of a brutal killer, John Champion. Throughout his life, he must also put up with the humiliation of being thought of as cowardly and spinless, because he can't retaliate in order to keep his family safe from harm. To complicate matters, his daughter Katie is in love with Daniel, the son of his nemesis. Spanning several generations of two families, it is an unforgettable story of evil and hatred paralleling a story of devoted love and undeniable passion.
Virgin Cheerleaders in Chains
Film (Horror) Producer A bumbling young film crew, shooting a low-budget horror movie in an abandoned orphanage, discovers that a family of sadistic killers has rewritten their script.
Virgin Cheerleaders in Chains - WINNER - Best Feature Film - HorrorHound Indianpolis
University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
Angelo State University (San Angelo, TX)