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2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
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Dan Rosen

writer/director Freeloaders, Dead Man's Curve; writer/producer The First Family; writer The Last Supper
Dan Rosen’s first screenplay was the critically acclaimed cult favorite, The Last Supper starring Cameron Diaz, Anabeth Gish, Ron Pearlman, and Bill Paxton. Debuting at the Toronto Film Festival,The Last Supper was a crowd favorite at The London Film Festival, South by Southwest, and Sundance before being released in the United States in 1996 by Sony Releasing. The Last Supper also won the Cognac Film Festival’s Thriller of the year.

Dan’s second screenplay and directorial debut Dead Man’s Curve (aka The Curve), starring Matthew Lillard, Keri Russel, and Michael Vartan, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998. Described by Empire Magazine as “Sharp, witty, and breathlessly cool”, “The smartest, hippest, blackest comedy thriller of the year” by NMEmagazine, and “The darkest, most finely tuned comic thriller since Scream” by Maxim, The Curve was released internationally later that year and made top ten lists all over the world.

Since Dead Man’s Curve, Dan has rewritten Wing Commander for FOX, the Italian comedy smash,The Monster, for Spyglass Entertainment, developed and wrote rewrites for New Line’s Planet Deband Cindy Crawford Wants to Bone Me, set up the pitch and wrote Rat’s Tale at Spyglass Entertainment and wrote the adaptation of the award winning novel Sinatraland by Sam Kashner for Britt Alcroft Productions. He also co-wrote the Australian comedy The Extra.

In 2011, Dan co-wrote and directed the indie comedy Freeloaders that was produced by Adam Duritz of The Counting Crows and Broken Lizard, which will be in theaters soon.

His stage version of The Last Supper has played to critical acclaim in Chicago, New York, Kent, Stockholm, Melbourne, Perth, Madison, and won the award for best new play at Mar Del Plata in Argentina in 2008 before heading for a long run in Buenos Aires.  A French production is set to premiere in Paris in 2015.