Hey, I'm Dan!

Los Angeles, California

Dan Mirvish is a director, screenwriter, producer and author. His last film was the award-winning, critically-acclaimed feature Bernard and Huey, scripted by Oscar/Pulitzer-winner Jules Feiffer, and starring Oscar-winner Jim Rash and David Koechner which screened in over 30 film festivals on 5 continents and had a 20-city theatrical release by Freestyle Releasing/Entertainment Studios in the US, and has sold to over 49 countries. Dan is the author of the bestselling non-fiction book The Cheerful Subversive's Guide to Independent Filmmaking from Focal Press/Routledge. His film Between Us, an award-winning feature starring Julia Stiles and Taye Diggs, played in 23 festivals in 7 countries, and got a 50+ city theatrical release in the US, and sold to 144 countries, plus screening on Netflix, Showtime, Starz and all digital outlets. Dan was mentored by Robert Altman on his first film, Omaha (the movie), which led him to co-found the upstart Slamdance Film Festival. His film Open House prompted the Academy Awards to controversially rewrite their rules on the Best Original Musical category. Mirvish also co-wrote his bestselling, critically-acclaimed novel I Am Martin Eisenstadt based on the fake McCain advisor who took credit for Sarah Palin not knowing Africa was a continent. A former speechwriter for U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, Dan has a master's degree from USC School of Cinematic Arts, is a member of the Directors Guild of America and has guest lectured at over 40 film schools and universities.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Stay With Me

Conway, Arkansas Film Feature
Drama

When a young woman begins to struggle with borderline personality disorder, her best friend and boyfriend struggle to help her survive.

104%

This project got the green light!

Punched After The Fact

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Thriller, Romantic Comedy

An isolated janitor finds renewed meaning for life when he encounters fireball, rebel with a cause Haley in this darkly comic tale

86%

This project got the green light!

Hotline: Digital Series

New York City, New York Series
Drama, LGBTQ

Attorney Hazel Clarke becomes involved at a suicide hotline and begins to look like a murderer after the suspicious death of her sister.

105%

This project got the green light!

The Pushouts

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Documentary

THE PUSHOUTS is the story of Victor Rios’ evolution from school pushout to UC professor and thought leader on the school-to-prison pipeline.

91%

This project got the green light!

Harana (formerly "A Song for Myself")

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Music

A homesick Filipino lounge singer confronts her cover band in order to play her original song in front of their uncaring Vegas audience.

111%

This project got the green light!

Bite Me

New York City, New York Film Feature
Comedy, Romance

A subversive romantic comedy about a real-life vampire and the IRS agent who audits her

101%

This project got the green light!

Keep the Change

New York, United States Film Feature
Romantic Comedy

A young man struggling to hide his autism falls in love with a young woman who challenges his desire to appear ‘normal’.

106%

This project got the green light!

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