Working in the industry as a writer, director, producer, and actor, Tanner Beard created Silver Sail Entertainment, an all media based production company. "SSE", established during the industry strike in 2008, as a source to create professional media content has since produced projects including: a travel show, award wining short films, commercials, music videos, two seasons of a web-based television series and feature films such as, ‘The Legend of Hell’s Gate’, starring Eric Balfour, Henry Thomas, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Summer Glau, Kevin Alejandro and Lou Taylor Pucci. Silver Sail Entertainment recently executive produced the critically acclaimed ‘Hellion’ starring Aaron Paul and Juliette Lewis.
Tanner himself has recently completed Executive Producing three films under icon Terrance Malick and producer Sarah Green, starring talent such as Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Cate Blanchett, Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman. The third of which is a documentary, ‘Voyage of Time’, exec. produced along side Brad Pitt, who also narrates the film. Currently Tanner’s next two projects are an animated feature entitled ‘Fridgeport’ he co-created with Paul Khoury and is producing along side, Liam Hemsworth and Ashley Greene. His latest passion project; a new Christmas comedy ‘Just be Claus’, which Beard co-wrote with Tim Skousen and is produced by Jared Hess both from "Napoleon Dynamite".
Not only a seasoned director and producer, Tanner as an actor debuted his first feature to direct and star. 'The Legend of Hell’s Gate’ currently playing on STARZ and his since played roles in ‘The Letter’ (Winona Ryder, James Franco), ‘Thunder Broke the Heavens’ (2015), ‘The Doh Dah Man’ (20150 and Robert Rodriguez’s TV series, ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’. Tanner’s latest acting endeavor is the multi-award winning up coming ‘6 Bullets to Hell’, a grindhouse spaghetti western due for release in (2016), Beard directed and co-starred in this throwback to the Clint Eastwood and Sergio Leone classics of the late 60's. Download the cell phone video game app soon!
Name: Tanner Beard
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Silver Sail Entertainment
Occupation: Actor, Creative Executive, Director and Producer
Sinterklaas: The Quest of Noel
Film by Tim Newfang (Action, Adventure and Fantasy) Producer, Writer
Film by Tanner Beard (Action, Biography, Crime and History) Producer, Writer, Director The amazing untold story of the man who robbed more banks than any man in America: Henry Starr.
Film by Tanner Beard (Animation and Comedy) Producer, Writer A young bottle of Mustard, finds himself off the shelf to wake up in the exciting world of Fridgeport. We meet and follow the characters through their stories and adventures as Mustard adapts to the electric and diverse world of the house hold refrigerator. Written by Creators
Untitled Terrence Malick Project
Film by Terrence Malick (Drama and Music) Producer Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.
Voyage of Time
Film by Terrence Malick (Documentary) Producer An examination of the birth and death of the known universe.
Film by Roger Lim (Drama and Sport) Actor American-born Asian graduate student, Eric Young, is lured back to college baseball field one final time, passing himself off as 10 years younger to try out for the Division 2 Volcanos. Once he makes the cut, Eric, often injured, develops a relationship with his neighbor, Jackie, an aspiring, All-American personal trainer. But when ex-boyfriend Smaller joins the baseball coaching staff, attempting to win Jackie back, Eric finds himself amidst jealousy and suspicion. As the season progresses, Eric mentors his fellow AmerAsian roommate, Frates, also a backup catcher. Although both sit the bench, they continually prepare for a big mid-season exhibition against a pro team, hoping to garner any attention from the scouts that will show. However, when competition heats up between the 2 roommates, Frates decides to take his future into his own hands. With confrontations mounting all around, Eric is forced to search deep within, where he realizes just how closely baseball has always mirrored ... Written by Roger Lim
This is Sinterklaas
Film (short) by Tanner Beard (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy and 1 More) Producer, Writer, Director, Music department, Composer How did Santa Claus come to be? "This is Sinterklaas", unfolds the truth of the first night before Christmas and the origin of Old Saint Nick.
Film (short) by Ashley Eberbach (Action, Drama and Sci-Fi) Producer A high fashion action film set in the near future about robotic assassins causing female genocide in peaceful communities for an unknown reason.
Knight of Cups
Film by Terrence Malick (Drama and Romance) Producer Rick is a slave to the Hollywood system. He is addicted to success but simultaneously despairs at the emptiness of his life. He is at home in a world of illusions but seeks real life. Like the tarot card of the title, Rick is easily bored and needs outside stimulation. But the Knight of Cups is also an artist, a romantic and an adventurer.
Beaver Trilogy Part IV
Film by Brad Besser (Documentary) Producer A chance meeting in a parking lot in 1979 between filmmaker Trent Harris and a young man from Beaver, Utah inspired the creation of an underground film that is now known as Beaver Trilogy. But the film itself is only part of the story.
The Doo Dah Man
Film by Claude Green (Drama) Actor Set in 1980, The Doo Dah Man tells the story of JAKE, a 20 year old college student living in New Jersey who, after fighting with his absentee father, decides to run away from his life and hitch hike across the country. Along the way he is picked up by a 50 year old con artist, SMITTY, who has recently broken out of jail. Together they travel through the back roads of Texas, always staying one step ahead of the law. Written by Anonymous
Thunder Broke the Heavens
Film by Tim Skousen (Drama, Family and Music) Actor 13 year old Samantha and her 6 year old brother, William Paul, survive a major tragedy that sees their whole family dead, leaving them in a foster home. Life at the foster home slowly becomes abusive and the kids run away and attempt to survive on their own in some abandoned structures in the woods. When the food and supplies run out, Samantha is forced to find a way to feed her brother. She turns to her musical abilities, while finding help from a mysterious source. William Paul falls ill and the clock begins ticking for Samantha to find food and medicine. Will she find it in time? Written by Anonymous
6 Bullets to Hell
Film by Russell Quinn Cummings (Action, Adventure and Western) Producer, Writer, Actor, Director, Music department, Stunts This is a Grindhouse style Spaghetti Western shot and made to look like the classic European Westerns of the 1960s and 1970s - True to the form of how they were filmed in the late 1960s, all the way down to the dubbing of the audio. Enjoy this great throwback to the old style with a brand new story in 6 BULLETS TO HELL! Also enjoy the "Drive-in Style' version with two Grindhouse trailers before the film begins.
Hidden in the Woods
Film by Patricio Valladares (Thriller) Actor Hidden in the Woods tells the story of two sisters who have been raised in isolation, subjected to the torment of their abusive, drug dealing father. When they finally decide to report him to the police, he kills the two officers and is put in jail. But things go from bad to worse when the girls must answer to their Uncle Costello, a psychotic drug kingpin, who shows up looking for his missing merchandise which is hidden in the woods Written by Anonymous
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
Television by Robert Rodriguez (Action, Crime and Horror) Actor A Texas Ranger is in hot pursuit of the infamous Gecko brothers.
Film by Ryan Fox (Comedy and Drama) Actor 'White Dwarf' is a blend of story, documentary, of cinéma and vérité that examines the culture of Hollywood when shooting stars eventually lose their luster. The film chronicles a day (and night) in the life of Gregory, a couch-surfing aspiring actor, his group of 'industry' friends and the false lives they lead. Written by Anonymous
Film by Kat Candler (Drama and Thriller) Producer When motocross and heavy metal obsessed thirteen-year-old Jacob's increasing delinquent behavior forces CPS to place his little brother, Wes, with his aunt, Jacob and his emotionally absent father, Hollis, must finally take responsibility for their actions and for each other in order to bring Wes home. Written by Anonymous
Not So Young
Film by Roger Lim (Drama) Actor
Great American Dream
Film by Roger Lim (Drama and Sport) Actor Attempting to reverse the disheartening memories of his late father, Eric, an AmerAsian graduate, assumes a younger athlete's identity to take back his one last year of college baseball. Along with Danny, another graduate hiding his true identity, Eric battles his way onto the team, eying the attention of the professional scouts. But along his journey, he develops an unexpectedly close connection with head Coach Pierce, a man who still suffers from the devastating loss of his son. Once an innocent friendship blossoms with Amy, the team's assistant athletic trainer, Eric's honesty, integrity, and loyalty grow severely compromised; so he distances himself from her, in an effort to deny his mounting guilt. As the big Easter Tournament approaches, Eric bonds with his closest rival, Tommy, and establishes himself as a team leader through relentless work ethic, but in the process, is alienated by Danny and Amy, whose lives take reckless turns. Struggling through physical, emotional, and ... Written by Roger Lim
Film by Jay Anania (Drama and Thriller) Actor A playwright(Ryder) who begins to mentally unravel before premiere night. She is plagued by dreams and visions of being watched, but cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality. Written by DemonMeister
Your Friends Will Never Believe You
Television by Corey Moss (Comedy and Reality-TV) Producer, Writer, Actor, Director, Self Puts a person or people in a situation with a celebrity that is so incredibly random; it would be almost impossible to get anyone to believe the story of their encounter.
The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy
Film by Tanner Beard (Action, Adventure, History and Western) Producer, Writer, Actor, Director, Music department Surrounded by whisky-fueled outlaws and a treacherous wilderness, how is one to survive? Based on real events, this Texas based tale uncovers the mystery of the events surrounding the legendary Hell's Gate, a cliff formation that rises out of Possum Kingdom Lake in Texas. When a curious errand boy catches wind of one of America's most infamous crimes, he falls in with two desperate men on the wrong side of the law. Crossing paths with some of the West's most notorious figures, these three outlaws fight for their lives in the pursuit of fame and riches. Few are to be trusted, as their interwoven stories prove that everyone has a hidden agenda, and by no means is anyone innocent. Fueled by a talented ensemble cast THE LEGEND OF HELL'S GATE blends legend and history into a Western spectacle that recounts the treacherous existence in post Civil War Texas. Written by Andy Anderson
4th and Goal
Film by Todd Culberhouse (Sport) Actor, Stunts
History of Made Up Things
Film (short) by Ashley Eberbach (Drama) Actor After years of being out of the spotlight, an aged supermodel is contacted by a young photographer to shoot. While examining the weight that photography has on this woman's personal life, 'History of Made Up Things', uncovers what makes images and the people in them iconic. Written by Anonymous
Film by Roger Lim (Drama, Romance and Sport) Actor Eric, an American-born Asian college graduate, must steal a younger student's identity in order to take back the one last year of baseball eligibility that he lost when his dad passed away. Monica, his Coach's All-American co-ed daughter, must ascertain her own questionable identity in order to come to terms with the years of abuse that she suffered after her mother passed away. Through cultural, ethical, and generational challenges, Eric and Monica hide their true selves from one another as long as they can. But can he ground her increasingly self- destructive behavior back to reality in order to avoid even further traumatic consequences? Written by Roger Lim
Mouth of Caddo
Film (short) by Tanner Beard (Western) Producer, Writer, Actor, Director, Camera and Electrical Department, Editor We follow three outlaws; Will Edwards, James McKinnon, and 'Kid Called Kelly' as they travel through the rough terrain of 1870s Texas. Traveling along side the Caddo River, the men come to cross paths with a small Indian hunting camp. After a night of chicanery the outlaws find themselves only running closer to the end. (Based on real events.) Written by Phil Donohue
Film by Barry Tubb (Comedy) Actor, Camera and Electrical Department A group of men hunt clowns.
Film by Adrian DeLude (Action) Actor After her master is killed, a rogue FBI agent goes under cover into a world of violence, motorcycles, and deceit to discover the truth behind her samurai master's death. Not only does she find answers to her questions, but also finds her self in the middle of a power struggle between the DA and the head of a crime family. Written by Anonymous
Film by Nick Vallelonga (Comedy and Drama) Actor As a young girl, Alicia "Ace" Anderson (Swain) had been taught the fine art and the mathematical probabilities of Texas Hold-em poker by the father she adored. But that world came to an end when her father was taken from her in a fatal auto accident. Years later, as she enters medical school, she will need to call upon the skills her father taught her as she struggles with the rigorous medical training, mounting financial pressures and the seamier side of medicine. Her friends and fellow students combine their unique talents and skills to produce a team who may well be the ultimate poker machine. But as the stakes in both the casinos and the operating room continue to rise, Ace comes to understand what her father taught her: in order to really live, you need to go all in. Written by Anonymous
Film by Barry Tubb (Comedy and Family) Actor, Camera and Electrical Department 'Grand Champion' weaves the tale of a spunky young boy named Buddy and his prize-winning calf, Hokey, as they climb from the underdog position and up through the ranks of several Texas stock shows to ultimately win the coveted title of Grand Champion. People from all walks of life help Buddy and Hokey make their way across Texas by cheering them on to a toe-tapping surprise ending. Written by Sujit R. Varma