Dan Portnoy

Dan Portnoy

Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Pasadena, California

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June 2016
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About Dan

I enjoy sci-fi, action/adventure and psychological thrillers. For the past decade I've been working with companies and organizations as a story consultant. I’m also the author of The Nonprofit Narrative: How Stories Can Save the World. I love helping passionate people strive for the impossible and on many occasions I’ve seen it happen.





  • Carpool

    Carpool (2017)
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  • In-Between

    In-Between (2015)
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  • If I Could Tell You

    If I Could Tell You (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Abby Taylor believes in her soul that she was meant to be a mother. But starting late in life, she and her husband were forced to try fertility treatments that left them broke and without options. Looking for a fresh start now that they have decided to officially "stop trying", Abby attends a transformational "Breakthroughs and Miracles" seminar led by best-selling author and self-help guru, Sarah Linda McCormick. But what she isn't telling anyone, including her husband, is that she is really there to meet with an anonymous sperm donor that she found online and take one more chance at a miracle. Even if it means she could lose so much more in the process. Written by Robert Clyde

  • The Weepies: Sunflower

    The Weepies: Sunflower (2015)
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  • The Unraveling

    The Unraveling (2015)
    Film (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Michael's heroin addiction is beginning to test his limits, but when he is kidnapped and taken into the woods, he soon discovers just how far those limits will go.

  • The Forge: Subject Aries

    The Forge: Subject Aries (2014)
    Video (Short and Action) Director Convinced that she harbors a dormant set of skills (i.e. strength), a young woman seeks the brutal tutelage of a sparring coach to awaken it.

  • The After School Special

    The After School Special (2014)
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  • Take the 4 Liter Challenge

    Take the 4 Liter Challenge (2013)
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  • Invention

    Invention (2013)
    Film (Short, Drama, Family and Sci-Fi) Producer INVENTION tells the story of a forgetful young girl who's afraid she'll forget the sound of her dead mother's voice. So, she creates an invention, from Mom's old radio, that she can feed her memories to in order to bring the sound of Mom back. The results are amazing... and terrifying. Written by Anonymous

  • A True Friend

    A True Friend (2013)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Producer Friends help you move... True Friends help you move bodies. Brad calls his best friend Joe for a late-night scheme. Joe agrees to help, but gets more than he bargained for when they get to their destination. Are you a True Friend?

  • Camp

    Camp (2013)
    Film (Drama) Producer To impress a potential client, financial advisor Ken Matthews signs up to be a counselor at a camp for kids in the foster system. He is paired with Eli, a 10 year-old determined to hate camp. However, when Ken discovers Eli's dark past, his apathy turns to compassion. But is he to late to help the scared boy nobody wants? Inspired by true stories of ordinary people providing extraordinary help for abused and neglected kids, CAMP is a tale of hope shining in the dark places for forgotten children. For his performance in the role of Eli, actor Miles Elliot won BEST PERFORMANCE IN A FEATURE FILM by a Leading Young Actor at the 35th annual Young Artist Awards. Written by Anonymous

  • Lovin' Lakin

    Lovin' Lakin (2012)
    Television (Comedy) Actor Mockumentary on child actor Christine Lakin's return to Hollywood.

  • Behind the Curtain: A Commitment to Sight and Sound

    Behind the Curtain: A Commitment to Sight and Sound (2012)
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  • Behind the Curtain: Frank

    Behind the Curtain: Frank (2012)
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  • The Potential Inside

    The Potential Inside (2010)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Drama) Actor Reeling with grief in the wake of a tragic automobile accident, retired veteran cyclist, Chris Carmik, is given an opportunity he doesn't want, to train a rookie cycling prodigy. Preoccupied with battling his own inner demons, Chris reluctantly acclimates the prodigy, named Jake, to the fast paced world of Bicycle Racing. Using cutting edge technology and scientific training methods, Chris transforms Jake into a top contending cyclist; however, he struggles to teach Jake the most important lesson prominent in all champions - finding the true potential inside. Written by Tessa Sturgill

  • Ocean's One

    Ocean's One (2010)
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  • Kavi

    Kavi (2009)
    Film (Short and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew In modern Maharashtra, Kavi, perhaps 10, lives with his parents at a brickworks, where his father is indentured. The energetic Kavi sees himself as the boss's fastest worker. In the family's single room - with a metal door an overseer bangs each day to call the workforce - there's a small plant the family calls its farm. The boss seems to appreciate Kavi's enthusiasm, but a beating is never far away. Besides pride in his industry, Kavi has dreams: to join other boys in a game of cricket and to go to school. His parents tell him it's not for him. Then, Kavi has a brief encounter with two men asking questions about the brickyard. What should Kavi do? How much should he risk? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • The Great American Road Trip

    The Great American Road Trip (2007)
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