In 2004, Dan Crane moved to LA to work with Morgan Neville (Tremolo Productions) doing film-to-digital transfers, production audio, and composing music for several of Neville’s projects including Oscar winner, 20 Feet from Stardom. His obsession with documentaries inflated when he accidentally found himself starring in the cult hit, Air Guitar Nation (2006).  

After working as a freelance journalist for many years, in 2019 Crane produced The End of the World, about Bennington College in the ’80s for Showtime, directed by Matt Tyrnauer (Altimeter Films) . Since then, he’s worked as a writer/director/producer with Kennedy/Marshall Documentaries, Wavelength Productions,  Participant, Grain Media, Radical Media, Uninterrupted/Spring Hill, and One Planet One Future.

His directorial debut, Let Me Be Me, was nominated for an Emmy in 2023 and RATHER, a documentary about the life of journalist Dan Rather is on Netflix from April 24, 2024. 

Latest Films

2024 – Rather – Writer
Wavelength Productions/Kennedy Marshall Productions, Directed by Frank Marshall about the life of journalist Dan Rather.
Premiered June 2023, Tribeca Film Festival; Netflix premiere April 24, 2024

“If you’re looking for a reminder of a hugely impactful career in newsgathering, then Rather is rather perfect.” — Austin Chronicle  

2023 – The Walk – Story Consultant
Participant, Grain Media, Walk With Amal. Directed by Tamara Kotevska.
Premiere Nov 2023, DOCNYC

2023 – Untitled James Carville Documentary – Story Producer
Altimeter Films, Directed by Matt Tyrnauer.
In production

2023 – Untitled Nobu Documentary – Story Producer
Altimeter Films, Directed by Matt Tyrnauer.
In production

2023 – Ron Delsener Presents – Story Consultant
Radical Media, Directed by Jake Sumner.
Premiered June 2023, Tribeca Film Festival

2022 – The End of the World – Producer 
Altimeter Films, Directed by Matt Tyrnauer.
Showtime, date TBD.

2022 – Fate of a Sport – Writer
Uninterrupted/The Spring Hill Co, Time & Room,  Tolmach Productions.
Premiered 2022 @ Tribeca, aired on ESPN, ESPN+, ABC, Hulu 

2021 – Let Me Be Me – Writer/Director
Wavelength Productions.
Premiered at DOCNYC November 2021, distributed by Greenwich Entertainment. Nominated for 2023 Arts & Culture Documentary Emmy

2021 – One Planet One Future – Writer
One Planet One Future foundation, Directed by Anne deCarbuccia.