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Influencesarmy of darkness, the big lebowski, blade runner, the empire strikes back, empire of the sun, the godfather, indiana jones, the lord of the rings, raiders of the lost ark, sin city, sunset blvd, star wars
Directorsdarren aronofsky, the coen brothers, chris cunningham, david fincher, terry gilliam, alfred hitchcock, michel gondry, peter jackson, spike jonze, george lucas, mark romanek, robert rodriguez, tony scott, ridley scott, martin scorsese, steven spielberg, quentin tarantino, robert zemeckis
Awardsvisual innovation award from the 2007 elevate film festival
Festivalscrested butte reel fest, elevate film festival, great lakes film festival, ohio independent film festival, palm springs film festival, sundance film festival, tallgrass film festival, wichita national short film competition
Professional Affiliationschapman film & television alumni, kansas connection, linkedin, midwest entertainment connection, mvpa, wichita association for the motion picture arts
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It won't take long before you notice that his shoes are untied. His haircut is stupid. He, unlike most males in the city of self-indulgence, refuses to shave his chest. His shirt that reads "I make stuff up" probably needs a wash. Yet, as you pass judgment on him, feeling certain that he's another pale slacker doing nothing with his life, he hands you his directing reel. You decide to put it in and watch. Within the first minute, the beast becomes... well, a bit more beautiful. This is director Danny Roew. He was never really good with first impressions.
Recently Danny's short comedy entitled "Dog Lovers" screened at Sundance and he is currently developing it into a feature. Notorious for making something out of nothing, Danny has also directed a variety of music videos and projects that have gone onto premiere on MTV, Fuse and other festivals around the country. Aside from shooting videos and funny narratives about doggy porn (really, you should have watched the reel by now), he has also lent his talents to high profile commercial clients such as Starbucks as well as creating demonstrations for Fox and Microsoft. Danny also frequently works as a reality director on shows such as CBS's "Big Brother," and Fox's "Hell's Kitchen" as well as producing several pilots of his own. Then at some point between unemployment and boredom, Danny also finds the time to produce documentaries such as Tha Westside and shoot DVD featurettes for films such as The Cavern. Go rent them at Blockbuster... Or Netflix. Whatever. He just might be one of the few multi-hyphenated people out there that really can do everything, even dunk a basketball at the age of 17.
Born in Wichita, Kansas, in a home that lies somewhere between where Wyatt Earp ceased a brothel and the original Pizza Hut opened its doors, Danny had knack for visual storytelling. Throughout his youth, mastering a family-owned flatbed and several low-end cameras from parts unknown, Danny honed his abilities as a filmmaker and photographer before even going to film school. It was at Southern California's Chapman University that Danny turned sheer interests into superior talents, helming several short films and expanding his vast array of knowledge in every step of the filmmaking process. A man of many talents in both physical and postproduction, Danny was recognized as a one-man band. A DP by day and an editor by night, Danny's wisdom, experience, and off-beat character would find little trouble making it in the real world after graduation... Working as both an independent artist and a non-traditional businessman, Danny's network paid off after building a production company with an Olympic sized pool of talent he works with on a regular basis. And while he'd prefer, at times, to work with a large amount of cash to spend on fancy crane shots and deluxe craft service tables, Roew realizes that "It's fun to take a risk on undiscovered talent, even if that means cutting all costs."
Yes, his haircut will probably always be stupid, and in some countries hair on a man's chest is a trophy for their tolerance of spicy food, but please, take a closer look past the surface and discover a guy that's every bit as good as the other guy you're considering to direct your video... but for a 1/3 of the cost and 100 times the enthusiasm. Oh yeah, and in case you care, Danny has more friends on MySpace Film than many rock stars do AND actually attempts to comment everyone who expresses any enjoyment from his work.
Somewhere between substance and style with a sense of humor and a bit of sarcasm, Danny makes it quite obvious that he can turn water into wine... or at the very least, a margarita with the right amount of salt.
Who I'd like to meet:old friends and lovers, good people, other artists, potential clients, people with a sense of humor, other dog lovers, anyone who likes music videos!
- Status: Swinger
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
- Orientation: Straight
- Body type: Athletic
- Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Education: College graduate
- Occupation: Director
- Income: $250,000 and Higher
Generalmovies, music, tv, music videos, internet, sports, computers, family and friends, dancing, beach, surfing, caving, basketball, paintball, reading, camping, gaming, restaurants, cooking, scratching...
Musici currently have over 90 gigs of music on my media center... it would probably take months to play but i'm open and listen to almost anything.
Moviesstar wars, the lord of the rings, the big lebowski (or anything else by the coen brothers), pulp fiction, kill bill, swingers, true romance, minority report, the toy stories, napoleon dynamite, fight club, seven, heat, the lion king, orgazmo, the godfather trilogy, back to the future trilogy, indiana jones trilogy, the matrix trilogy.
Booksangels and demons, beowulf, the canterbury tales, deception point, the hot zone, the journey of ibn fattouma, the sirens of titan
Heroesmy parents, superman, michael jordan, homer simpson
1998 to 2002
- Graduated: 2002
- Degree: Bachelor's Degree
- Major: Film and Television Production, Directing Emphasis
1994 to 1998
- Graduated: 1998
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: High School Diploma