Dan Balcaban

Dan Balcaban

www.danbalcaban.com
Actor

Sydney, Australia

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About Dan

Dan is known for playing lead roles in the feature films "Like a Bat Outta Hell" and "25th Reich". He has also appeared in "Neighbours" and the critically acclaimed show "Underbelly". Dan has given detailed portrayals in many character roles, most notably as the nerdy Jewish character Private Eli Ishbak in the cult film 25th Reich written and directed by Stephen Amis. Dan has also appeared in many commercials and corporate videos and is sought after for his work ethic and professionalism. Dan has worked extensively as an actor in the UK, Australia and Canada.

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  • Armenia, My Love...

    Armenia, My Love... (2016)
    Film by Diana Angelson (Drama) Actor The destiny of a happy Armenian family, whose life will change forever in 1915, Turkey and whose beautiful dreams will become memories in the eyes of the most famous Armenian American painter, who lives to paint the story of his shattered childhood. Written by Diana Angelson

  • UFOs Declassified

    UFOs Declassified (2015)
    Television (Documentary and History) Actor UFOs Declassified uncovers the world's most amazing UFO stories and reveals the top secret documents that back them up!

  • Distance to Now

    Distance to Now (2015)
    Film by Felicity Josling (Short and Drama) Director A family torn countries apart by the violent actions of their father.

  • Revelation: The End of Days

    Revelation: The End of Days (2014)
    Television (History) Actor The bombing of Jerusalem's Wailing Wall sparks years of global torment as a Pennsylvania cop seeks hundreds of thousands of mysteriously missing children, while two scientists try to stop a deadly pandemic and a reporter tries decoding the bible

  • Liminality

    Liminality (2014)
    Film by Darryl Callcott (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actor An ensemble of interconnected twentysomethings struggle with the complications of life, work, and love as they cross paths in the city throughout one day.

  • The Hotel Prestige

    The Hotel Prestige (2013)
    Film by Irynka Kis (Short and Comedy) Actor

  • Nowhere Else

    Nowhere Else (2013)
    Film by Danial Donai (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Actor BASED AROUND A TRUE STORY Four young film makers have just returned to Sydney after filming a successful surfing documentary. Two international film producers visiting Sydney, fund their next surfing documentary and send them down to film at the Great Australian Bite. On their way through the eerie landscapes and the wide open desert of the South Australian outback, they make a detour from the main road to seek food and shelter in a real one horse town called "Nowhere Else". The film makers dine and stay for the night with an estranged man that owns a roadhouse in this dusty town. After an emotional and frightening experience, the film makers decide make a quick exit from the roadhouse. Soon after, their vehicle is immobilized by a flying object, which leaves them stranded in the baron desert. They find shelter for the rest of the night in an old abandoned church, which stands out of place in this barren landscape of nothing. What started out as an exciting fun trip for another ... Written by Danial Donai

  • In the Name Of...

    In the Name Of... (2012)
    Film by Dan Balcaban (Short and Drama) Actor The lengths someone can go to in order to make a point.

  • Swear to God

    Swear to God (2012)
    Film by David Di Muro (Short and Comedy) Actor

  • The 25th Reich

    The 25th Reich (2012)
    Film by Stephen Amis (Action, Adventure, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Actor Introducing a crazy new genre mash-up from Australian director, Stephen Amis. A WWII sci-fi adventure - full of time-travel, duplicitous Nazi robots, faulty spaceships and giant mega-fauna... Based on the classic novella, 50,000 Years Until Tomorrow by J.J. Solomon, and with a screenplay penned by Amis, David Richardson and Serge DeNardo, the movie is a homage to sci-fi and WWII movies of the 1940's and 50's. Written by Anonymous

  • deadside

    deadside (2012)
    Television (Drama) Actor Set in Sydney, it revolves around a young British girl named Sara who's life is thrown into turmoil when a mysterious man named Boli Shah starts pursuing her.

  • Defiance

    Defiance (2012)
    Film by David Di Muro (Short and Action) Actor

  • Get up

    Get up (2012)
    Film by Dan Balcaban (Short and Comedy) Director What do people really think when a pregnant woman gets on public transport? 'Get up' explores the complexities of the mind when it comes to deciding whether to give up your seat or to ignore.

  • Intruder

    Intruder (2012)
    Film by Dan Balcaban (Short and Action) Director A romantic getaway that goes horribly wrong.

  • Are You Serious?

    Are You Serious? (2011)
    Film by David Di Muro (Short and Comedy) Actor

  • My Love

    My Love (2011)
    Video by Dan Balcaban (Short and Drama) Actor Love makes us do crazy things. Charlie feels that talking about it helps get things off his chest, but he takes things too far.

  • Up the Aisle

    Up the Aisle (2011)
    Film by Paul O. Gardner (Comedy) Actor To inherit her beloved Nan's house shy, timid and socially awkward insect enthusiast Bexley must marry her unemployed Kiwi boyfriend Kevin in less than a week. If you've ever organized a wedding you'll know just how hard it is. But throw in a hired hit-man, a body that won't stay in it's coffin, flat tyres, anal probes, sumo wrestlers, an ill conceived Hangi pit, a burst water main, sabotaged beer kegs, samurai swords, two destroyed couches, a kidnapping, a shallow grave, a high speed car chase, a low speed car chase, a hostage situation, a shootout and a father who hates you're fiancé and you've got the recipe for a comedic disaster like you've never seen before. If she's ever going to get up the aisle Bexley will have to overcome all of these obstacles and choose the perfect napkins. Written by Alexia Kelly

  • Behind Mansion Walls

    Behind Mansion Walls (2011)
    Television (Documentary and Crime) Actor High society chronicler Christopher Mason presents real stories of infamous crimes which unfolded behind the veil of wealth, power, and respectability.

  • What's the 48?

    What's the 48? (2011)
    Film by Ben Guaraldi (Short) Actor

  • Listen Please

    Listen Please (2011)
    Film by Dan Balcaban (Short) Director

  • Shrove Tuesday

    Shrove Tuesday (2010)
    Film by Daniel Jones (Short and Comedy) Actor Follow a day in the life of religious spruikers, Nathaniel and Frederick, as they ply their trade through a block of apartments. With little success trying to talk residents into following the lord they are forced to apply the rules of trade which invariably lead to their own downfall. Follow a day in the life of telemarketers, Dimitri and Eric, as they deal with the daily rituals of putting callers on hold for no real reason. However Dimitri has plans to leave the trade and convinces Eric to join him. unfortunately. the story are linked strangely through phone callers on hold and an opportunist known as Sven, the cleaner. Written by Anonymous

  • Unravel Me

    Unravel Me (2010)
    Film by Dan Binns (Short and Drama) Actor Jack is fed up with the status quo, and wants to break free.

  • Neighbours

    Neighbours (2010)
    Television by Reg Watson (Drama) Actor Serial chronicling the lives of the residents of Ramsay Street in the fictional Australian suburb of Erinsborough. When the series began, it revolved around three families - the Ramsays, the Robinsons and the Clarkes, living at no. 24, no. 26 and no. 28 respectively. Nowadays, the scope of the programme is much wider and only one member of the original families remains in the street. The show reached a watershed in 1997 when the last remaining original character, Helen Daniels, died. The departure of her relatives and arrival of the Scully family marked the start of a new era for Neighbours. There's never a dull moment in Ramsay Street, and despite their many feuds, the residents will always - in the words of the show's theme tune - "be there for one another". Written by Jon Brown <jonbrown@skynow.co.uk>

  • Vampires of the Sun

    Vampires of the Sun (2010)
    Film by David Di Muro (Short and Drama) Actor

  • Underbelly

    Underbelly (2010)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Actor Each season of this multi award winning Television series takes you through a 13 episode run in the rise and fall of of real life Ausralian underworld figures as told from both sides of the law. As each new season unfolds you are in a different time period and City with new Crime Bosses and the Police that try to bring them to justice. Written by Ed Jones

  • The Blazing Guns

    The Blazing Guns (2010)
    Film by Dan Balcaban (Documentary, Short, Biography, Comedy and 2 More) Director Gunther 'Gunn' Allcock, Richard 'The Ram' Raminov, Tony 'The Money' Miranda and John 'The Hammer' Hammond are The Blazing Guns. The self titled, greatest band you've never heard of. Join them on the road to their latest gig as they candidly discuss life, love and their creative process on the cusp of becoming music legends. Hear insights into what makes the band and their music great from journalists, fellow musicians, fans and those closest to the band. Feel the exciting atmosphere as an all access insider with the band as they play a top London venue. A satire about the current music industry's reliance on style over substance. A band who have grand ambitions but do not rehearse together. See them play a live gig in front of a real East London audience of hardened rockers as well as their reactions to the biggest band since (sliced) Bread. Written by Sophie Evans

  • Coffee

    Coffee (2009)
    Film by Katie Gompertz (Drama) Actor Sydney. Today. Your favourite cafe. Revolutions are born in coffee houses.

  • Season of Fear

    Season of Fear (2009)
    Film by Dean Tuttle (Short, Comedy and Drama) Actor A girl and a guy break through the intimidating outer veneer of cultural stereotypes.

  • Forbidden Blood

    Forbidden Blood (2009)
    Video by Bradley John Collins (Short, Action, Crime, Drama and 1 More) Actor A deadly and intense game of cat and mouse between two arch nemeses. Rouge detective Jeremy O'Conner & Underworld gangster Justine Miller.

  • The 21 Conspiracy

    The 21 Conspiracy (2009)
    Television (Drama) Actor A conspiracy group aids Winston in his search to discover the secret that people only learn at 21 - before his impending 21st. A budding romance forms with fellow conspirator Ayaan, as he discovers the secret is far more pervasive and disturbing than he ever imagined. Written by Anonymous

  • The Apology

    The Apology (2008)
    Film by David Di Muro (Short and Drama) Actor Husam, a young, middle eastern man, has been living in Australia for only a few years. He has a steady relationship with Caris, a beautiful Australian girl. Husam has always been a bit strange and has always felt like an outsider, never quite comfortable with who he is. Recently he has been acting weird, and Caris is worried. She does not know what is going on as he is being elusive and aloof. Husam is suffering because he has lost his entire family in a bombing accident overseas. Angry and vulnerable, Husam has been groomed by a terrorist cell and has committed himself to an act of Jihad. With time running out, Caris sets out to intercept him and convince him life is worth living. Written by David Di Muro

  • Deadly Women

    Deadly Women (2008)
    Television (Documentary and Crime) Actor Deadly Women fuses bone chilling story telling, sumptuous period drama and forensic fact in a bid to explore history's most alluring, intriguing and horrifying female killers. Each episode profiles four famous cases from the past and delves into a deadly world shaped by spiraling forces that are beyond the women's control: obsession, greed, and revenge. Written by Toby Padilla

  • I Can't Think Straight

    I Can't Think Straight (2008)
    Film by Shamim Sarif (Drama and Romance) Actor A 2008 romance film adapted from a same name novel about a London-based Jordanian of Palestinian descent, Tala, who is preparing for an elaborate wedding. A turn of events causes her to have an affair and subsequently fall in love with another woman, Leyla, a British Indian. Written by Shamim Sarif

  • Valentines Day

    Valentines Day (2007)
    Film by Dan Balcaban (Short and Comedy) Director 'Valentines Day', usually a romantic day for some. But in this case a broken thief tries her luck at one last robbery without her usual accomplice/love of her life and fails at her attempt to steal a man's car as she bursts into tears! The man she attempts to rob has no idea what to do in this unlikely situation but show empathy towards the thief by describing his situation with his girlfriend who cares more about her car then she does him. These comments are made throughout the film which aggravate the thief even more. The thief spills the beans in regards to her failed love life (With a dramatic fast paced flashback scene all is revealed) and the man tries to comfort her through out the film by giving her some helpful advice which in turn she is grateful for. He also offers the car to the thief freely in which the thief replies 'I was going to take the car anyway'. The film ends with a comedic note as the man is walking away, pondering how he will break the news to his girlfriend. Written by Dan Balcaban

  • Backflip

    Backflip (2006)
    Film by Adam Montgomery (Short and Comedy) Actor Jeremy is the shy sound guy on the set of the feature film 'Backflip'. There he meets Roxanne, the star of the film, an enchanting young actress who's struggling to deliver under less than perfect circumstances. They form a friendship that quickly develops into something more under the adversity they face from a cast and crew who antagonise both of them at every turn. Written by Adam Montgomery

  • False Awakening

    False Awakening (2004)
    Film by Garry Morton (Short and Horror) Actor A young nursing student living away from home for the first time takes a break from her studies and goes home to visit mum, dad and brother. From the moment she gets home, however, nothing is as it should be, and the further she goes into the house the more unusual things become. Written by Anonymous

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Education

  • THE ACTORS CENTRE, LONDON

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