Dan Bush

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Dan Bush
Born1971 or 1972 (age 52–53)[1]
Occupation(s)Film director and screenwriter
Known forThe Signal

Dan Bush is an American film director and screenwriter best known for The Signal (2007), which he co-directed and co-wrote with Jacob Gentry and David Bruckner.

Early life[edit]

Bush attended the University of South Carolina and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[2]


With Jacob Gentry and David Bruckner, he co-wrote and co-directed The Signal, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. The three had worked together previously in various projects in Atlanta.[2] Bush collaborated with Ben Lovett, who scored The Signal, in the short film Ghost of Old Highways, which won Best Music and Best Cinematography at the Charlotte Film Festival.[3] Bilge Ebiri of New York wrote that his short film A Day in the Life (2006) is "one of the coolest short films we’ve seen in recent years".[4] The Reconstruction of William Zero premiered at the Fantasia Festival on July 20, 2014.[5] In January 2014, Screen Daily reported that The Trust was to begin pre-production in April 2014.[6]

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2008, Bush was nominated for the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award along with Bruckner and Gentry for The Signal.[7]


Film Year Director Producer Writer Editor Notes
Gil's Choice 1998 Yes No Yes No
A Day in the Life 2006 Yes No Yes Yes short film
The Signal 2007 Yes No Yes Yes segment "Escape from Terminus"
FightFuckPray 2008 Yes No Yes No
The Blood Bond 2010 No No Yes No
Ghost of Old Highways 2012 Yes No Yes Yes short film
The Reconstruction of William Zero 2014 Yes Yes Yes No
Don Peyote 2014 No executive No Yes
The Vault 2017 Yes No Yes Yes


  1. ^ Addiego, Walter (2008-02-17). "Three directors behind horror film 'Signal'". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2014-08-14.
  2. ^ a b Guerrasio, Jason (2007-01-24). "Dan Bush, David Bruckner, and Jacob Gentry, The Signal". Filmmaker. Retrieved 2014-08-12.
  3. ^ Frazier, Adam (2012-03-19). "Charlotte Film Festival Preview: Ghost of Old Highways". Creative Loafing. Retrieved 2014-08-14.
  4. ^ Ebiri, Bilge (2008-02-28). "See 'The Signal' Director Dan Bush's Beatles-Inspired Short Film". New York. Retrieved 2014-08-14 – via Vulture.com.
  5. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin (2014-07-14). "Fantasia Exclusive: Watch The Trailer For Sci-Fi Thriller 'Reconstruction Of William Zero' With Conal Byrne & Amy Seimetz". Indiewire. Retrieved 2014-08-14.
  6. ^ Kay, Jeremy (2014-01-27). "Content enters The Trust". Screen Daily. Retrieved 2014-08-14.
  7. ^ Maxwell, Erin (2008-10-02). "Spirit Award nominees announced". Variety. Retrieved 2014-08-12.

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