Private Project

Death Key: Origins

The Mayans predicted the end of the world on December 21, 2012. Why are we still here?

  • J.A. Steel
  • J.A. Steel
  • Jacquelyn A. Ruffner
  • Jill Adler
    Key Cast
    Ice Spiders, The 12 Gifts of Christmas
  • J.A. Steel
    Key Cast
  • Christian K. Koch
  • John A. Ruffner III
    Executive Producers
  • Diana L. Ruffner
    Executive Producers
  • Frederick W. Mercer
    Executive Producers
  • Rod & Leslie Ridenour
    Co-Executive Producers
  • Jill Adler
    "B" Camera
  • Sage Adler
    Assistant "B" Camera
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, fantasy, short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 17, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Chennai International Independent Film Festival
    Chennai, India
    February 27, 2016
    World Premiere
  • Indie Fest USA International Film Festival
    Award of Recognition: Film Short, Direction, Script/Writer
Director Biography - J.A. Steel

J.A. Steel has directed the independent features "The Third Society", "Salvation", "Denizen" and "Blood Fare. She is one of the few women to direct in the Action Genre.

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Director Statement

"I'm excited to experiment in the Science Fiction genre, which is basically action with a bunch of special effects. But, it still comes down to the story. Storytelling, like always, comes with practice. I'm excited that I've gotten more "practice" on "Death Key: Origins"."