"Face Off" contestant Tate Steinsiek is in pre-production for his first full-length feature film as a director, according to a podcast Thursday night on The Queen of Scream. And he's already got his next movie project lined up: A film version of Clive Barker's classic short story "Son of Celluloid."
Steinsiek, one of the veteran makeup artists on this season's "Face Off," has also been working with Barker to create a line of merchandise, including Nightbreed sculptures and a commemorative bust of Barker himself with many of the creatures from his fiction.
This guy is one busy man.
"Face Off" has completed filming, but there are still some episodes to air before the season is complete and the winner is revealed. So obviously Steinsiek couldn't give up what the outcome will be, but he was able to give us a few spoilers on a season where many fans feel his work is being overlooked in the early episodes, but he promised some of his best work he's ever done the rest of the season.
"Well, let me put it this way: My fans will definitely be happy. That's not too spoilery I think."
If he doesn't win it this time around, it looks like he has plenty of other projects to fall back on. And some serious friends in the business: He's directed short films in the past with his former roommate Peter Green, who movie fans know as Zed from "Pulp Fiction." And he also got help from another friend on a short film called "Clown." Although unrecognizable in it, Norman Reedus makes an appearance in the film. Reedus also has a role in his current project in pre-production, but Steinsiek is keeping details under wraps for now.
Check him out Tuesday nights on Syfy's "Face Off."