Dan Steadman grew up in Michigan, writing and producing his first public access TV show when he was a teenager in 1987. He moved to L.A. and made THE ROOM, co-written and co-produced with his writing partner Rajeev Sigamoney. The pair created a show about the writers room of a very bad network sitcom and shot the pilot on the Carsey-Werner lot with Octavia Spencer and Tony Hale.
Steadman and Sigamoney signed with Endeavor in 2004 and began creating, shooting, and pitching pilots, most notably with actor Tim Bagley, THE CAPTAIN co-starring Melissa McCarthy, Wanda Sykes, Jennifer Coolidge, Kathy Griffin, Mindy Sterling, and Michael Hitchcock.
Switching to features, Steadman and Sigamoney shot a webseries called JESUS PEOPLE that went on to capture the attention of 500,000+ youtube viewers. It became the first (that we know of) hit webseries to become a feature film. In 2014 Freestyle released JESUS PEOPLE: THE MOVIE, featuring great appearances by Octavia Spencer and Wendi McLendon Covey. The movie received positive reviews all over the country, from The Los Angeles Times to The Village Voice and is now available on most digital platforms.
In 2011 Steadman started directing his own features -- RED LODGE (shot in Montana, currently airing on TV in Canada, Sweden & Benelux), BELLEVILLE (celebrated at film festivals from San Francisco to London), Christmas dramedy EXPECT DELAYS (airing on cable in Europe), PROXIMITY, featuring baseball’s Adam Wainwright, and THE RACKET, a big screen comedy in the vein of THE GOLDEN GIRLS and THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL.
Dan Steadman relocated from Los Angeles to St. Louis to build Midwestern-independent filmmaking with new, emerging actors. He teaches The Circa87 Actors Workshop and casts all of his talent from that class. ()
Film (Romance) Writer Ella (Jackie Manker) returns to her mom's summer cottage in Centralia, Illinois and connects with a younger jazz musician Tyler (Cody Heuer) at her stepfather's wake. On a date, she runs into an ex-boyfriend (played by baseball great Adam Wainwright). To round out the love triangle, her mother Naomi (Sandy Sparks) has another man in mind -- age-appropriate Dr. Gordon (Bill Finkbiner). Written by Dan Steadman
Projectile: The Movie
Film (Comedy) Director An improv troupe, Projectile Comedy, tries to reunite for one last comedy show years after an ugly break up when they learn one of their members is dying.
Film (Drama) Writer Alec Harney goes home for Christmas ready to confront various issues he has with his small-town family members. But it turns out, he's the problem.
Somewhere Between Arnold & Festus
Film (Comedy) Writer A documentarian (played by Kate Barton) thinks she knows everything there is to know about love. But through her cameraman (Chris Jones) and a huge group of Midwesterners she interviews, she quickly learns that there's much more to learn about the subject.
Love Chronicles (of the Cape)
Film Writer A female documentarian (Jessica Ambuehl) comes to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on a mission to make a documentary about love. "Love is patient, love is kind, it is not jealous," etc. Along her path, she and her cameraman (Chris Murphy) discover all kinds of Midwestern eccentrics - sincere, kind, hopeful, crazy, and lovely. Written by Dan Steadman
Film (Drama, Family and Fantasy) Writer Reclusive farmer Willie (Tim O'Leary) was depressed for years after the tragic death of his young wife Jana (Kate Barton), until a stranger named Neila (Ted Trent) appears on his farm from far, far away.
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Writer A man proposes to his boyfriend. The offer of marriage is accepted, and then quickly rejected -- all in the days leading up to Christmas.
Film (Comedy, Family and Romance) Writer A 1964 handsome real estate agent, Drew Drake, must buck societal norms and make a commitment of marriage to his longtime love and comedy partner Whitey Ford.
Betty & DD
Television (Comedy) Writer Betty and DD is a series about two acting teachers in the small town of Hobart, New Mexico. The series follows Betty and DD as they attempt to educate their small roster of students in the ways of showbiz. It's been called 'Waiting For Guffman' meets 'The Office'. Written by Anonymous
Jesus People: The Movie
Film (Comedy) Writer When Pastor Jerry gets some troubling news, he sets out to create a contemporary Christian pop group that will reach his son - before his teenager dies and goes to hell.
Film (Short and Comedy) Writer When "The Captain," an 82-year-old former shoe salesman from Ohio, moves to Los Angeles with his lovely wife Nedra, he finds resistance to his stand-up comedy dreams by his three grown children.
IFS Fest, Los Angeles, Best LGBT Film, "Hidden Hills", 2014 Winner, best LGBT Film
American Movie Awards, Best Supporting Actress, Cooper Shaw, "Belleville", 2014 Dan Steadman directe
Best Actor Film Festival, San Francisco, Best Director, 2014 Best Director Award, Dan Steadman, "Bel
nternational Film Festival of World Cinema, London, England, Nominated, Best Director, 2014 Dan Stea