Melissa McCarthy and writer Dan Steadman on the set of The Captain

Dan Steadman grew up in Michigan, writing and producing his first public access TV show when he was a teenager in 1987.  He made the move to Los Angeles and worked on "Whoopi," "That 70s Show" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" before co-writing and co-producing TV pilots with Sean Hayes, Melissa McCarthy, Tony Hale and Oscar(R) winner Octavia Spencer and the feature film "Jesus People," a mockumentary that was well received by the L.A. Times & The Village Voice and had a long run on Netflix and is now on Tubi.

Dan also worked as a casting director in L.A. for the following networks - NBC, Fox Reality, Fox, Paramount, Animal Planet, E!, Logo, and VH-1.

 

He and his writing partner Rajeev Sigamoneyy were repped as screenwriters by Endeavor LA and APA and managed by Sheree Guitar Management. After a decade in California, Dan Steadman began writing and directing films across the country, eventually landing in St. Louis with his movie "Belleville" which played in 13 theaters in 4 states through Wehrenberg Theatres.

 

He has written and directed 11 additional feature films in St. Louis with the actors, writers, and directors who take his classes through Circa 87 Films and is the author of “Blinded By His Puppetry Skills” on Amazon, a book of comedic essays and indie filmmaking lessons.

His films on Amazon Prime include the St. Louis-filmed movies "The Older Woman and the Younger Man" featuring MLB pitcher Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals, as well as the Christmas film "The Hallmark of a Real American Family Christmas," and the anthology films "The Shoe," and "The Galoshes." 

 

The Riverfront Times recently announced his latest film, "Million Dollar Razzle Dazzle."

All of the actors he casts are chosen from his workshop, the Circa87 Actors Workshop. He also mentors writers and directors.  To learn more, email him at circa87films@gmail.com or visit the tabs above.

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DAN DIRECTS THE STARS OF "THE RACKET" IN A MINE

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DAN AND MELISSA MCCARTHY ON SET OF THE TV PILOT "THE CAPTAIN"