About Me

Daniel Bean


Welcome to my page. I’m a filmmaker, writer, actor, and photographer.

I’m nobody special. Like Albert Einstein said, “I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious.” My curiosity about the world around me leads me to work on many projects, including filming the Chariot Men in southern Brazil, for which I appeared on the Bibo Nunes Show and was featured on popular tech blog Gizmodo. I also write novels and screenplays and act. I believe we should all spend our days on this earth pursuing our passions as much as possible.

My motto is “Follow Your Bliss and Let the Consequences Happen.”

I am determined to live life on my own terms and to spend my time creating, and sharing my creations with others.

I spend as much time possible with my son Kayden, who is a huge inspiration to me, and makes me want to be better every day.

Daniel Bean currently resides in the Rocky Mountains of Utah, and is fluent in Portuguese, and on good days, English.



  1. Daniel,
    Your blog/webpage is incredibly cool. Its packed with good things, sage advice, etc. Not sure how you stumbled onto Kingdoms and Angels–probably through my wife. Thanks for following and more importantly thanks for opening up what you’ve put together. We share a common background– Newport Beach used to be home, just N. of SD–. Also, currently flirting with the Wasatch… Off to watch “Deathpad.” Best… TF

    1. Thanks….I love the quote by Madeleine L’Engle on your page. Kingdoms and Angels looks groovy. I grew up on fantasy. Best wishes and keep in touch!


  2. I’m glad I stumbled onto your blog via Joe Pineda’s. I’m looking forward to digging around your posts.

    1. Thanks! I hope you enjoy! I’ve got a New Readers page (link on the top of the page) but it’s needs updating. I’m going to be revamping my site soon, including links to some of my top posts from the past. and of course, i aim to keep the content coming! welcome and enjoy 🙂

  3. Dude, I swear we are on the same wavelength. Not that I am writing films or novels, but that in some way we are always working on similar things and thinking alike. I love the new blog! And, it goes without saying, but you inspire me. Your determination to live your passion reminds me to be accountable for living mine. Keep rockin’ it!

    1. Thanks Ryan! I feel vastly inadequate when you say I inspire you, because I haven’t done anything major like you have in overcoming 15 years of drug addiction. I am just struggling everyday to inspire myself to be who I was born to be. And to DO THE FREAKING WORK! Hopefully the process of self-inspiration is contagious. Thanks for your awesomeness!

  4. […] Daniel Bean for his insightful and motivating blogs […]

  5. HI Daniel,
    I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. To know how to accept this, visit this post where i have mentioned you 🙂

    1. Thanks Zinal,

      I went ahead and accepted the challenge! The post is here: http://danielbeanwriterfilmmaker.com/2012/09/06/straight-from-mumbai-india/

      Thanks again for inspiring me!

      1. Hi Daniel,
        Thank you so much for being so gracious 🙂
        And thanks for making a post on Mumbai and me. Yes, initially i was doubting the merit of these awards myself, but i realized these come from fellow bloggers who have really enjoyed your posts. They could have selected any of their 100s of followers. But they selected me. They must like what i write a little for sure. And I selected you.
        Keep up the good work 🙂
        P.S You must visit India. Movies stereotype India beyond you can imagine 🙂

      2. Thanks, I do appreciate you nominating me. This was a fun little post to do. Yes, I have heard that about the India stereotypes in film. There was an outrage about the film Avengers because of that.

        I absolutely loved the film Slumdog Millionaire! Not sure how accurate of a portrayal it is of India, but a great film nonetheless.

      3. I have watched that film a long time ago. Its a good film. But that image is not to be confused with the ‘whole India’. 🙂

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