The list of porn stars who direct is long, but the list of those who reach the top in both arenas is a short one. Steve Cruz is on the short list - and that's not an allusion to his 5-foot-6 height. He debuted as a model in Jake Deckard's Ink Storm (RSS 035), which was released in 2007 but filmed earlier. His scene partner in that film, also making his porn debut, was Logan McCree. When Logan invited Steve into the back room to get a private ""tour"" of Logan's fully-body tattoo, sexual havoc broke loose. They coupled so furiously that Logan had to caution Steve to go ""slowly."" The awards began pouring in, starting with Hard Choice Awards for Best Newcomer (2007), Best Director (2008), Best Actor (2009) and Most Passionate Sex (2010) and leading to the Grabby Wall of Fame in 2012. In 2008, Cruz and his business partner Lief Gobo reinvented the languishing Mustang Studios, then a year later, Steve and his life partner Bruno Bond launched Hard Friction, a website and studio that still produces scorching content for the Falcon-Raging Stallion megastudios.