Darin Beckstead

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Darin Beckstead is an American director and screenwriter. His fantasy film, Courage & Stupidity (2005), was inspired by Steven Spielberg's making of Jaws (1975). The 25-minute dramedy was shot on Super 35mm, thanks to a sponsorship from Kodak and Panavision, and screened internationally at top festivals such as Fantasia and Sitges. For his work... See full bio »

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Evil Nature Director
Galactic Heat Director
Somebody's Hero Director


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 2019 Pulped (Short)
 2018 Evil Nature (Short)
 2015 Galactic Heat (Short)
 2005 Courage & Stupidity (Short)
 2003 Zombie Valley (Video short)
 2002 Pandora's Bag (Short)
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 2012 Somebody's Hero (written by)
 2005 Courage & Stupidity (Short)
 2003 Zombie Valley (Video short)
 2002 Pandora's Bag (Short)
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 2003 Reaction (Short)
Bruce Banner
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 2010 Jaws: The Inside Story (TV Movie documentary) (special thanks)
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 2014 Made in Hollywood (TV Series)
- Episode #10.2 (2014) ... Self
 2012 Janela Indiscreta (TV Series)
- Episode #1.121 (2012) ... Self

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On his Mother's side, Darin's Great-Grandmother was a "Fitzgerald," giving him a matrilineal lineage that connects to John F. Kennedy. "Beckstead" was of the locational group of British surnames, meaning 'of Bickerstaffe' - a village and civil parish in West Lancashire, England. The name is found in early records as Bikerstat and Bikystath and first appears as "de Bikerstad" in records of English... See more »

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