Experiencing Interruptions?


Dan Zukovic, the cult indie director of The Last Big Thing, returns with another arthouse monster, global film noir Scammerhead, starring Dan Zukovic, Alex Rocco (The Godfather, Batman: Year One), Bruce Glover (Diamonds Are Forever, Chinatown) and Alex Zahara (Horns). Scammerhead charts the chaotic adventures of Silas Breece, a legendarily unorthodox business hustler who travels the world seeking capitol for a series of increasingly outlandish investments that go sour and land him in hot water with the mob.

  • Dan Zukovic
    The Last Big Thing, Dark Arc, Conjurer of Monikers
  • Dan Zukovic
    The Last Big Thing, Dark Arc, Conjurer of Monikers
  • Jeremy Dyson
    Dark Arc, Hitler Meets Christ
  • Brendan Keown
    Dark Arc, Hitler Meets Christ
  • Mitch Mayer
    The Last Big Thing, Dark Arc
  • Alex Rocco
    Key Cast
    The Godfather, Batman: Year One, The Simpsons, Find Me Guilty
  • Bruce Glover
    Key Cast
    Chinatown, Diamonds are Forever, Ghost World
  • Dan Zukovic
    Key Cast
    The Last Big Thing, X-Files, Millenium
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  • Genres:
    Comedy, crime, art house, drama, film noir
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 44 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 19, 2014
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  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States
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  • Montreal World Film Festival
    Montreal, Canada
    August 29, 2014
  • Chattanooga Film Festival
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
    April 3, 2015
  • Trenton Film Festival
    Trenton, NJ
    June 13, 2015
    New Jersey
    Best Narrative Feature
  • Indian Cine Film Festival
    Uttar Pradesh, India
    September 19, 2015
  • Orlando Film Festival
    Orlando, Florida, USA
    October 24, 2015
    Nomination: Best Performance - Dan Zukovic
  • Berkeley Video and Film Festival
    Berkeley, CA, USA
    November 14, 2015
    Grand Festival Award
  • EyeCatcher International Film Festival
    McAlester, OK, USA
    November 12, 2015
  • Lake Champlain International Film Festival
    Plattsburgh, NY, USA
    November 14, 2015
    New York
    Visionary Award
  • Berkeley Video and Film Festival
    Berkeley, CA, USA
    November 14, 2015
  • Haida Gwaii Film Festival
    Queen Charlotte City
    March 12, 2016
    Western Canada
  • Susquehannock Film Festival
    United States
    September 16, 2016
  • Hudson Valley International Film Festival
    Monroe, NY
    United States
    August 28, 2016
    Best Actor In A Feature Film: Alex Rocco
  • Marietta International Film Festival

    August 7, 2016
  • Great Lakes Film Festival
    Erie, PA
    United States
    September 25, 2016
Director Biography - Dan Zukovic

Vancouver born writer/director Dan Zukovic began his career as an actor working both on stage, and in television appearing in Guest Starring roles onThe X-Files, Cold Squad, Millenium, Psych and feature length films such as The Perfect Score, Cody Banks, and Disturbing Behavior. Starting in Toronto during the 80’s Dan put pen to paper and began writing and performing several plays that have been enthusiastically received across North America including The Epic Cycle, The Running of the Bulls and The Final Meeting.

In 1992 Dan turned his hand to film, beginning with the writing and directing his first short Now Renting. After a successful festival run which included the Seattle Int’l Film Festival, Dan followed up this project with1994’s Conjurer of Monikers. His fresh, edgy and cerebral brand of humour and cultural observation won him enthusiasm and kudos and the short circulated the Montreal World Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, eventually to be broadcast on television by BRAVO US.

After the enthusiastic reception for his two short films, Dan turned his energies towards the tackling of a feature length project. The result would become a festival success and earn him a variety of passionate reviews from the likes of Variety, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. It was called “the best unknown American film of the 1990’s” in the film book “Defining Moments in Movies” (Editor: Chris Fujiwara.) In 1996 The Last Big Thing premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival. It ran a wide festival circuit including the Hamptons Int’l Film Festival, Palm Springs, Boston, Denver, Gen Art, Palm Beach, Austin, Umea, Galway, eventually winning the Best Feature award at the Athens Georgia Film Festival. Stratosphere Entertainment released the film theatrically in over 30 cities in 1999. The film has since found a wide fan base and has been successively broadcast on SHOWTIME, the SUNDANCE CHANNEL, and the MOVIE CHANNEL, as well as VOD outlets such as Fandor and Snagfilms.

His sophomore feature, Dark Arc, premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival again and went on to a successful festival run and eventual video distribution deal, also appearing on Fandor, Snagfilms and other VOD outlets.

Zukovic’s writing often reflects themes of epic pursuits and grand failure, usually drawing a parallel to cultural realities he observes and internalizes. He is currently writing his next feature project.

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Director Statement

With Scammerhead my intention was to shoot a feature in a unique way, over a longer period of time and in numerous locations, looking at the modern global context through past and present, myth and reality, incorporating different genres (though principally film noir) and cinematic styles and techniques. Ultimately the filming stretched out for over seven years and was arduous and at times risky in ways that reflected the hubris and folly of the narrative, as well as the black comedy.