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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 horror-comedy 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 6 million+ views since its debut. 

 

Daniel resides in Los Angeles 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 once worked for in high school. Daniel's next film will be:

a Bealsebub film

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

 

SCREENPLAY

The Force of the Sun (short)

• 2018 Quartfinalist (Hollyshorts)

Justin Time (short)

• 2015 Semi-Finalist (Hollyshorts)

FILMS

Don't Be Afraid

• Best Thriller

2021 Couch Film Festival

• Best Music

2021 Independent Horror Movie Awards

• Finalist

2021 4th Dimension Independent film Festival

2021 Urban Mediamakers Festival

2021 Hollywood Horrorfest

• Semi-Finalist

2022 Renegade Film Festival

Incubus

• 4th Place/ Suspense-Thriller Short 

2018 Int'l Horror Hotel Film Festival

Mediating Kidnapper

• Best Director

• People's Choice Narrative Film

2014 Blaquefyre Independent Film Festival

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