Dan Taft is a Los Angeles based aspiring screenwriter, originally from Long Island, New York. A graduate of Norman Steinberg's Television Writer's Studio, Dan was a Sundance Episodic Lab Finalist in 2015 for his original one hour drama pilot, I-95.
After a somewhat traumatic upbringing that saw his father commit suicide, Dan moved to Miami. It was there that he discovered his passion for storytelling, initially working with a close childhood friend on the relatively successful YouTube channel HiddenTrackTV. He would also go on to co-create a spec sports-reality pilot titled The Crossover With Ty Lawson.
Dan moved back to New York from Miami in 2012 to attend the TV Writer's Studio Masters Program at LIU Brooklyn. He has written a variety of original pilot screenplays, entering competitions such as Final Draft's Big Break contest, the NYTVF Competition, the Sundance Episodic Lab, and most recently, the Fox & Warner Brothers Fellowships. In addition to his screenplays, Dan co-wrote a middle grade novel with two partners which they're attempting to pitch. He also worked as a Writer's PA for Midnight Radio's Everything Sucks, and for Funny or Die's The Occasional.
Between his TV pilots and middle grade novel, Dan hopes to some day be a writing double threat, as he finds the triple threat thing a bit too ambitious.