Dan Trachtenberg

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Dan Trachtenberg
On location, shooting The Totally Rad Show
Born (1981-05-11) May 11, 1981 (age 34)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Occupation Podcast host, director, writer
Website http://dantrachtenberg.com/

Dan Trachtenberg is a filmmaker and video podcast host from the Philadelphia suburbs who currently resides in the Los Angeles metro area. He was one of the three hosts of The Totally Rad Show and a former co-host of Geekdrome. Both programs were hosted at Revision3. In addition to working on Internet shows, Trachtenberg is the writer/director of the 2003 short film Kickin' and the director of various television commercials and public service announcements.


Trachtenberg has directed commercials for Lexus, Nike, and Coca Cola. In April, 2008, he joined Tight Films,[1] for which he collaborated with Matt Wolf on an alternate reality game for Hellboy II: The Golden Army."

He directed the internet show, "Ctrl+Alt+Chicken."

In March, 2011, Dan Trachtenberg released a short film for BlackBoxTV titled More Than You Can Chew, starring J. Kristopher, Skye Marshall and Ian Hamrick. Dan co-wrote the story with Mark D. Walker.

On August 23, 2011, Trachtenberg released the short film Portal: No Escape,[2] based on the video game Portal, which garnered over seventeen million views.[3]

On October 13, 2011, slashfilm.com announced that Trachtenberg would be directing a science fiction action heist film for Universal Pictures with writer Chris Morgan (Wanted, Fast Five, 47 Ronin).[4]

In January, 2013, iFanboy broke the news that Dan Trachtenberg would direct the film adaptation of Y: The Last Man.[5] However, on September 25, 2014, slashfilm.com announced that the movie adaptation had been cancelled.[6]

On April 3, 2014, Ain't It Cool News announced that Trachtenberg would direct a film for Bad Robot Productions titled Valencia, which was later revealed to be a code name for 10 Cloverfield Lane.[7][8]

On January 15, 2016, at midnight the trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane was released. J. J. Abrams said on the film “The idea came up a long time ago during production. We wanted to make it a blood relative of Cloverfield. The idea was developed over time. We wanted to hold back the title for as long as possible.” [9]


Feature credits[edit]

Year Film Director Producer Writer Actor Notes
2016 10 Cloverfield Lane Yes


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