Hi, I'm Dan. I'm a writer/director, post producer and dad in Los Angeles, CA. I've made (or helped to make) features, shorts, web series, music videos and more.

For ten years I worked on E! Entertainment's pop culture comedy The Soup starring Joel McHale. In 2014, a sketch I produced/directed earned the show it's first and only Creative Arts Emmy Nomination (where we lost to Zach Galifianakis & President Obama). And more recently, I worked on S1 of Netflix's The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale. There's a lot of Joel in my resume. On the Netflix show I directed comedic sketches with star talent such as Jon Cryer, James Van Der Beek, Tricia Helfer, Elisha Cuthbert, David Oyelowo and more.

Beyond that, I've worked as a post producer/supervisor for a variety of clients and networks (including Netflix) and worked with post houses like Deluxe, Blueprint Post, Fancy Film, Encore Hollywood and Anarchy Post. A few years back I helped finish and deliver Beatriz at Dinner, a Sundance 2017 film starring Salma Hayek and John Lithgow, directed by Miguel Arteta. I also helped produce Josh Crockett's award winning indie feature film Dr. Brinks & Dr. Brinks.

In 2012 I went into the woods in my home state of North Carolina and directed my first, self-financed low-budget feature film Stomping Ground. It's a horror-rom-com about Bigfoot hunting. It premiered at the 2014 Dances With Films Festival and is available now on VOD and DVD through Brinkvision.

I write scripts with my writing partner Mike L. Kinshella. We write horror/comedy/genre stuff.

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Available upon request

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