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Dana Adam Shapiro

Dana Adam Shapiro was nominated for the 2006 Academy Award for his first film, Murderball, a documentary about the United States Paralympic Quad Rugby Team. His latest film, Monogamy, starring Chris Messina and Rashida Jones, is nominated for a 2011 Independent Spirit Award and will be released theatrically by Oscilloscope Laboratories. His 2007 ... See full bio »

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 2010 Monogamy (written by)
 2007 My Biodegradable Heart (Short)
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 2010 Monogamy (producer)
 2005 Murderball (Documentary) (producer)
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 2010 Monogamy (performer: "Hey Jo", "You Don't Know (Nat's Song)") / (writer: "Hey Jo", "You Don't Know (Nat's Song)")
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 2009 My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story (Documentary) (as Bummer and Lazarus)
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 2017 Wildlife: A Storytelling Manifesto (Documentary) (thanks)
 2014 Emoticon ;) (very special thanks)
 2014 9-Man (Documentary) (special thanks)
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 2011 50 Documentaries to See Before You Die (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Co-Director / Producer, 'Murderball'
- Episode 3 (2011) ... Himself - Co-Director / Producer, 'Murderball'
 2005 The 15th Annual Gotham Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Recipient
 2005 Q/A: Murderball (TV Short)

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Bummer and Lazarus

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[on his book 'You Can Be Right or You Can Be Married] I set out to vicariously to live through the tragedies of others, hoping to glean some wisdom from the wreckage and to ultimately become so fluent in such failure that I would be able to avoid in my own love life. See more »

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