Dan is a screenwriter, author, and theatre director who writes grounded, character-driven thrillers. His voice has been called cinematic, authentic, layered. He's a writer who likes to explore the secrets beneath the surface. What's more, he embraces stories of the common man thrown into uncommon circumstances, or conversely, stories that humanize the exceptional or mythic protagonist. Dan is comfortable bringing thriller elements to an even broader range of genres. These include biopic, historical epic, adventure, the supernatural, and grounded science fiction. In addition, his many years of experience working in the publishing industry at both Doubleday and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have proven to be an asset when adapting novels and long-form non-fiction. His latest screenplay, SNOWBLIND, was an Austin Film Festival Finalist and a Page Awards Semi-Finalist. His other screenwriting work has been highly ranked on The Black List website and won praise in competitions such as Nicholl (top 20%), AFF (Top 15%), and Final Draft (Quarter-Finalist). He is currently seeking representation.
SOME FAVORITE FILMS:
Mystic River, A Beautiful Mind, The Green Mile, Misery, Argo, Apollo 13, Steve Jobs, The Shawshank Redemption, Silence of the Lambs, Gravity, Blade Runner, Planet of the Apes, Saving Private Ryan, Lawrence of Arabia, Patton.