Dan Schneidkraut

Moving Image, 2015

Dan is a writer/director/editor and sometimes camera operator currently residing in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A recipient in 2010 and 2016 of a McKnight Fellowship for Media Arts and the 2015 Creative Capital Grant for Moving Image, he has been recognized primarily for his experimental narrative projects (Seeking Wellness, Invincible Force ) but recently delved into the documentary form with a personal exploration of fatherhood and the death of record stores entitled Old Man. His work has been called “very peculiar” (Star Tribune 2016), “unsettling” (Pioneer Press 2016), “uncomfortable to watch” (Urban Cinephile, 2009), “sublime yet terrifying” (Filmstock, 2008), “stunningly depraved” (Melbourne Underground, 2009) and “the kind of thinky/sadistic exercise that even the dark prince of psychological horror Michael Haneke might find difficult to watch” (City Pages, 2008). Dan’s most recent project, a feature documentary entitled Vore King, is a detailed portrait of the world’s most prolific creator of carnivorous sex monsters.

Dan S Productions
Home of R.P.Whalen & LaVore Girl

Awards and Accomplishments

2017: "Best Documentary" - Midwest Weirdfest

2017: "Best Documentary" - Subversive Film Society

2016: McKnight Fellowship for Media Arts


“Best Feature Documentary” at the Weyauwega International Film Festival


Maximus Lepus (Grand Prize) at the Duluth Superior Film Festival


“Best Short Documentary” at the Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Film Festival


“Best Short Documentary” at the Weyauwega International Film Festival


“Best Soundtrack” at the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival


“Best of Fest” (Grand Prize) at the Radar Hamburg International Film Festival


McKnight Fellowship for Filmmaking


“Special Jury Prize” at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival


“Audience Award” at the Filmstock International Film Festival


“Best Short Film” at the Sydney Underground Film Festival


“Experimentation in Film Award” at the Sydney Underground Film Festival


“Most Disturbing Film” at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival