Anton Steel

AD DEPARTMENT | Associate Producer | Director | Editor - Final Cut | First Assistant Director | POST PRODUCTION | Producer | PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT
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Assistant Directing

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Bay of Plenty

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    Anton Steel is a film maker, with over 25 years of directing and storytelling experience in Drama, Documentary, Commercial and Web Content.

    He has released 2 feature films theatrically. His 2nd feature film “Taking Back Our Beach” was released nationwide in cinemas in October 2023 and was the top film at United Cinemas Bayfair that month. His debut feature film as Writer/Director, an ensemble eco-comedy, The Z-Nail Gang (IMDB rating of 7.8) was nominated for Best Independent Feature Film and Best Supporting Actress in the 2015 New Zealand Film Awards and was the supreme winner of the 2015 Trustpower community awards.

    Industry Experience

    Anton has experience directing and producing film, television and commercial corporate content. He has also worked as an Assistant Director on 35+ large scale drama projects alongside acclaimed directors Taika Waititi, Garth Davis, Andrew Adamson, and the legendary martial arts choreographer Woo Ping. Alongside his own projects, his producing experience includes both film (The Insatiable Moon – 2010) and episodic television (End of the Valley 2023)
    His editing experience includes 2 feature films and multiple corporate jobs for clients.

    Outside of hands on industry production, he invested his skills and experience into sector development; setting up and leading a regional film office, Film Bay of Plenty, for 5 years (2016-2021). He also Chaired and still sits on the Board of Directors for Waiariki Film Studios in Rotorua.