January 27, 1984
Manchester, New Hampshire
|Occupation||Director, Writer, Producer|
Eckman was born on January 27, 1984 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He has been writing, producing, directing, and editing short films since the age of 15, and his work has been screened at numerous film festivals across the country. He graduated from New York University with a B.F.A. in Film and TV Production in 2005.
Eckman's career began when he started making sketch videos for the Derrick Comedy group along with fellow members Donald Glover, Dominic Dierkes, DC Pierson, and Meggie McFadden. His NYU undergraduate thesis film, CHECKOUT, won several awards, including Best College Short at the 2006 HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen.
Before making Mystery Team, Eckman was the Video Production Director for Blue Man Group, where his work was seen on the 57th Primetime Emmy Awards, the 2005 Billboard Music Awards, on PBS, at Universal Orlando and in the Boston Children's Museum, among others.
Eckman, along with his other Derrick partners with the exception of Glover, made a guest appearance on Community as Pierce's joke writers.
In 2011, Eckman directed the very first Childish Gambino music video, Freaks and Geeks and the video for his single "Bonfire". In 2011, Dan directed the thirteenth episode of the third season of Community. His next directorial project will be an adaptation of his friend and Derrick partner DC Pierson's book, The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To. Eckman co-wrote the script with Pierson and Meggie McFadden.
|2005||57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards||segment director|
|2006||Channel 101||Various||TV Movie|
|Keyboard Kid||director/editor||video short|
|Bro Rape: A Newsline Investigative Report||director/editor||video short|
|National Spelling Bee||director/editor||video short|
|Self Defense||director/editor||video short|
|Girls Are Not to Be Trusted||director/editor||video short|
|Emo Song||director/editor||video short|
|Blowjob Girl||director/editor||video short|
|Memory Loss||director/editor||video short|
|2009||Mystery Team||director/editor/producer/writer||Feature Film|
|2011||Worst. Prom. Ever.||director/editor||TV Movie|
|2012||The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To||director/writer|
|2005||Billboard Music Awards||segment director|
|2012||Community||director||Episode: Digital Exploration of Interior Design|
- "Dan Eckman Biography". www.derrickcomedy.com. Retrieved 2011-08-26.
- "NYU Tisch Alumni appearing at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival".
- "CinemaBlend Mystery Team Review". cinemablend. Retrieved 2011-08-27.
- "IAMDONALD Freaks and Geeks". iamdonald. 2011-02-25. Retrieved 2011-08-26.
- "Dan Eckman Directing Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Episode of Community". Moviemaker Magazine. 2011-08-12. Retrieved 2011-08-26.
- "Just Married". Twitter. 2010-07-23. Retrieved 2011-08-26.
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