Causeacon welcomes Daniel Boyd!
Daniel Boyd is an acclaimed filmmaker (Chillers, Strangest Dreams, Paradise Park), a two-time television regional Emmy nominee, and is a multi-nominated graphic novelist (Chillers I & II, CARBON, SALT). CARBON and SALT are currently being developed for film and TV by Emmy-nominated producer Darrell Fetty.
Currently, Boyd and Gold/Platinum albums recipient and NPR’s Mountain Stage co-creator and host, Larry Groce, are collaborating on a full staged musical adaptation of Paradise Park commissioned by Theater West Virginia, scheduled for release in summer 2018.
A retired media studies professor at West Virginia State University, Boyd also taught around the world including in Tanzania as a three-time Fulbright scholar. He continues to serve as Artist in Residence at WV State University’s Economic Development Center.
His first feature film, CHILLERS, was released in 1988. Still in international video and television distribution, this horror feature was awarded the Silver Scroll for excellence from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films in Los Angeles. Boyd’s second feature, a science fiction/comedy, STRANGEST DREAMS (aka, INVASION OF THE SPACE PREACHERS), premiered on the USA Network in 1991. It remains in domestic and international video and television distribution through TROMA. Boyd’s third feature film, PARADISE PARK (aka, HEROES OF THE HEART), a dramatic- fantasy, received Gold Awards at the Houston International Film Festival and the Chicago International Film Festival, was selected for the Breckenridge Festival of Film and presented at the Kennedy Center as part of the American Film Institute’s, American Independents series.