Manhattan based Writer and Director
Born and raised minutes outside Boston, Massachusetts, Dan Michael is the adopted son of two clinical and developmental psychologists. The Manhattan-based Writer and Director received his Master's Degree in Film Production and Media Studies from The New School. Prior to this, Dan earned his Bachelor's Degrees in both Film Studies and in Marketing from Hofstra University.
Award of Excellence: Film Short/Official Selection
Dodgson (2019)
Accolade Global Film Competition
Official Selection
Dodgson (2019)
Boston Film Festival
Official Selection
Dodgson (2019)
Kansas International Film Festival
Official Selection
Dodgson (2019)
Sioux City International Short Film Festival
Official Selection
Dodgson (2019)
Mystic Film Festival
Official Selection
Dodgson (2019)
San Jose International Short Film Festival
Official Selection
Dodgson (2019)
Borderscene Film Festival
Official Selection
Dodgson (2019)
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
Official Selection
Dodgson (2019)
Chain NYC Film Festival
Winner: Best Short Film/Official Selection
Dodgson (2019)
Las Vegas International Film & Screenwriting Competition
Official Selection
Dodgson (2019)
VOB Film Festival
Official Selection
Dodgson (2019)
SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival
Nominated For Best Director/Nominated For Best Actor/Official Selection
Dodgson (2019)
Festival of Cinema NYC
Official Selection
Dodgson (2019)
Benicia Film Festival
Semi-Finalist: Best Short Film/Official Selection
Dodgson (2019)
Burbank International Film Festival
Award of Excellence: Film Short/Official Selection
Dodgson (2019)
The IndieFEST Film Awards
Semi-Finalist: Best Fiction Short Film/Official Selection
Dodgson (2019)
Aphrodite Film Awards
Official Selection
Dodgson (2019)
New York Shorts International Film Festival
Best Short Film/Official Selection
Dodgson (2019)
Fine Cuts Invitational Film Show
Best Short Film/Best Actor/Official Selection
Dodgson (2019)
Hunter Mountain Film Festival
Best Short Film/Official Selection
Dodgson (2019)
Hoboken International Film Festival
Award of Excellence: Film Short/Official Selection
Dodgson
Accolade Global Film Competition
Official Selection
Dodgson
Boston Film Festival
Official Selection
Dodgson
Kansas International Film Festival
Official Selection
Dodgson
Sioux City International Short Film Festival
Official Selection
Dodgson
Mystic Film Festival
Official Selection
Dodgson
San Jose International Short Film Festival
Official Selection
Dodgson
Borderscene Film Festival
Official Selection
Dodgson
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
Official Selection
Dodgson
Chain NYC Film Festival
Winner: Best Short Film/Official Selection
Dodgson
Las Vegas International Film & Screenwriting Competition
Official Selection
Dodgson
VOB Film Festival
Official Selection
Dodgson
SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival
Nominated For Best Director/Nominated For Best Actor/Official Selection
Dodgson
Festival of Cinema NYC
Official Selection
Dodgson
Benicia Film Festival
Semi-Finalist: Best Short Film/Official Selection
Dodgson
Burbank International Film Festival
Award of Excellence: Film Short/Official Selection
Dodgson
The IndieFEST Film Awards
Semi-Finalist: Best Fiction Short Film/Official Selection
Dodgson
Aphrodite Film Awards
Official Selection
Dodgson
New York Shorts International Film Festival
Best Short Film/Official Selection
Dodgson
Fine Cuts Invitational Film Show
Best Short Film/Best Actor/Official Selection
Dodgson
Hunter Mountain Film Festival
Best Short Film/Official Selection
Dodgson
Hoboken International Film Festival
College
Hofstra University
BA in Film Studies; BBA in Marketing
20072011
College
The New School
MA in Media Studies
20172019
High School
Sharon High School
20042007
Birth Date
October 9, 1989
Nickname
DKD
Birth City
Boston, MA
Current City
New York, NY
Hometown
Sharon, MA
Height
6'3"
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
White/Caucasian
Eye Color
Blue
Zodiac Sign
Libra
While he goes by 'Dan Michael' for industry purposes, his full birth name is 'Daniel Michael Kellerman-Demick'. So as to not offend either one of his parents, from whom his last name gets its hyphenation, rather than drop one of them he opted to replace both of them with his middle name, Michael.
"If we are not our brother's keeper, at least let us not be his executioner." - Marlon Brando
Manhattan based Writer and Director