Daniel Beals is an accomplished writer, director, producer. He has written and/or directed several successful short films, spec pilots, and promotional material for companies including Defy Media, Ubisoft, Atom.com, and Strike.tv. He got his start writing the spec pilot, NIGHTMARE SLAYERS, for Ariescope Pictures and horror director Adam H. Green. Prior to that moment, Daniel accrued experience working in every corner of the production landscape, including a brief but rewarding stint as assistant to director James Gunn on various internet shorts.
Daniel’s first non-comedy short film, INCUBUS, a psychological horror story, won in the Suspense/ Thriller category at the 2018 International Horror Hotel Film Festival. Just prior to that, he directed a promotional comedy video for popular YouTube channel “The Warp Zone” that spotlighted Ubisoft’s then-impending video game release, WATCH DOGS 2. That video has accumulated 5.5 million views since it went online.
In addition to numerous short film scripts that he’s looking to produce—JUSTIN TIME (think: “Back to the Future meets Harry Potter”) was a semi-finalist in Hollyshorts’ 2015 Screenwriting Competition, and real-life war drama THE FORCE OF THE SUN was a quarterfinalist for that same festival in 2018—Daniel is finalizing post-production on his new pandemic-fueled quarantine horror short, DON'T BE AFRAID, and planning for his first feature film.
Daniel resides in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and no dog (yet). Whichever project comes next, it'll sport the nom de guerre that he received from the sage-like owner of a comic store he worked at in high school. Daniel's next film will be:
a Bealsebub film
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
The Force of the Sun (short)
• 2018 Quartfinalist (Hollyshorts)
Justin Time (short)
• 2015 Semi-Finalist (Hollyshorts)
Don't Be Afraid
• Best Thriller
(2021 Couch Film Festival)
• 4th Place/ Suspense-Thriller Short
(2018 Int'l Horror Hotel Film Festival)
• Best Director
• People's Choice Narrative Film
(2014 Blaquefyre Independent Film Festival)