THE ARTIST - Steven Hood Arts

Steven Hood

Steven D. Hood, owner of Uncle Ralph Films, Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona, has been in the film business for over 30 years.   After graduating from art school, Steven pursued cinematography until an opportunity to edit a dramatic film presented itself.  Steven soon co-founded Arizona’s first creative editing facility, Montage Post Production.  Steven continued editing for 12 years and edited thousands of commercials, industrial and educational films and music videos while working for some of the top directors in the industry. He edited music videos for such stars as Santana and Tina Turner and promotional music videos for highly successful films “Switch” and “Rain Man”. In 1990 Steven opened his own production company and soon thereafter launched his directing career.  He has since directed hundreds of commercial projects, winning numerous regional, national, international and industry-specific awards including two Best-of-Show for the Arizona Addy’s.  Steven has directed commercials for such national companies as Motorola, MacDonald’s, Unisys, America West Airlines, US Airways, Joe Boxer, Del Webb, Harrah’s, United Way, Goodwill, Ubisoft and Nintendo among others.  In Arizona he has directed campaigns for the Arizona Office of Tourism, the Arizona Department of Health, Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Arizona Diamondbacks, numerous banks, grocery chains and restaurants and several world-renowned resorts such as the Phoenician and the Royal Palms.  Steven has also directed political commercials for Senator John McCain and former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano. In 2007, Steven wrote, directed and edited a narrative short film starring Kris Kristofferson.  It won the Best Dramatic Short Film at the Hollywood International Film Festival and the Lone Star International Film Festival in Texas. Steven is also a musician, fine artist, and photographer. He is married to Robin Hood and together they are parents to five children