Projects directed by Dan S
SEEKING WELLNESS is a collection of four interconnected conceptual video vignettes exploring ideas related to victimization, recovery and empathy. Each contains a calculated progression or regression of specific visual motifs. Available NOW through BRINKVision, Amazon Prime and other streaming services!
Matt and Ted wander hungry and exhausted through an oppressive wasteland populated by freight trains and fellow travelers. The trains take Matt and Ted in every direction but never where they want to go. Watch trailer HERE.
A story of walks that never end and a peace that never comes; an exploration of the psychology of coping in a post-traumatic environment featuring a haunting score from Munly J. Munly of Slim Cessna's Autoclub and a stunning debut film performance from lauded stage actor Daniel Joeck. Watch trailer HERE.
A video about my work. Observe at your leisure HERE. I'll still be here when you're gone.
INVINCIBLE FORCE is a detailed chronicle of one man’s battle against his own body. Captured during 90 consecutive days with a budget of zero, Invincible Force meticulously documents its subject’s incredible transformation from slovenly man-child to infallible titan. INVINCIBLE FORCE was produced using only formats of video that are considered obsolete; including but not limited to VHS, VHS-C, Betamax, 8mm Analog, Hi8, Digital 8 and Mini-DV. Available now through BRINKVision or major retailers (Barnes & Noble, Target, Best Buy).
A short first person documentary about the loss of a sacred place. Watch it at NO BUDGE FILMS.
VORE KING is a detailed portrait of R.P. Whalen, world famous horror host, trash movie guru, carnival sideshow barker, and America's premier purveyor of vorarephilia fetish pornography. Watch an excerpt HERE.
A first person documentary about traveling alone captured using a variety of mobile devices.
Sites and sounds from a place where nice folks go to celebrate murder.
A story about absence.
THE TRUTH ABOUT HASTINGS
RUNTIME: 9 MINUTES 33 SECONDS
Official Selection Ann Arbor Film Festival
Official Selection Omaha Film Festival
"Best Experimental Short" Midwest Weirdfest
Official Selection True/False Film Festival
"Special Jury Prize" Minneapolis/St. Paul International
Official Selection Fantasia Film Festival
"Best Experimental Short" Athens International Film + Video
Something strange is afoot at Marjorie's 93rd Birthday.
SEED OF PERFECTION
RUNTIME: 7 MINUTES
Official Selection Midwest Weirdfest
Official Selection Arizona Underground Film Festival
A tenacious young tennis prodigy hones his skills and builds his confidence in preparation for a dramatic confrontation with a legendary figure from his past. Featuring Nicholas B Hansen.
LAKE STREET: INDEPENDENCE DAY
RUNTIME: 20 MINUTES 20 SECONDS
A ride through MPLS a month after The Uprising.