Dan Lamoureux is a native of the south suburbs of Chicago and has been writing, producing and directing his own films since long before all the cool kids started doing it. Dan received a Media Fellowship from Saint Xavier University and completed his BA as well as his first feature length project in the spring of 2002. In 2003 he founded the inexplicably-named production company Crapbot Productions. Over the years Dan has had his work screen in film festivals all across the US, has acted in and crewed for countless independent film projects, and has won a number of high-profile film and video competitions. He has also had his work viewed by millions of people online and has provided web content for companies such as Harley Davidson and Coors Light. As it turns out, not everyone is excited to work with a company that has “Crap” in its name so Dan usually does his business under the banner “Lamoureux Productions.”
Dan’s primary interest is comedy though documentary filmmaking comes a close second. In August 2005 a friend dragged Dan to see a “nerd rapper” who was performing at the Double Door in Chicago. The only reason he agreed to go was because that rapper had supplied voice talent to one of his favorite shows, Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The performance was an astounding display of both Nerd pride and Nerd rage and before the evening was over Dan knew that he wanted to explore this world of Geek Rap that he would soon learn was known as “Nerdcore.” Six months later, Dan began production of his first documentary, Nerdcore For Life. For the project, Dan and his crew traveled all across North America and spent more than 2 years filming the burgeoning Nerdcore Hip-Hop scene. The documentary premiered to a sold-out crowd at the 2008 Wisconsin Film Festival and has since screened all across the U.S. Since 2007, Nerdcore For Life has been covered by such news organizations as Newsweek, the New York Times, The Guardian, MTV Live, and NPR. The film was picked up for international distribution by the U.K’s Journeyman pictures and in the fall of 2010 it was released on DVD and on Hulu.com.
Dan still has close ties to the Nerdcore community and collaborates with Nerdcore artists frequently. In 2007, Dan and Nerdcore rapper MC Router created the music video “Buggin’ Out!” as part of Axosoft.com’s “Geek to Geek” Marketing Campaign. In 2008, Dan was one of the Grand Prize Winners of Paramount Pictures/Bad Robot Productions “Make your own Slusho Commercial” contest that was held to promote the release of the J.J. Abrams’ film, Cloverfield. Later that year, Dan was named one of the winners in the 2016 Chicago Olympic Committee’s “Why Chicago?” contest for his short film entitled, Chicago = Awesome. These wins turned Dan into a bit of a video contest addict and in the last three years he has managed to win more than two dozen such competitions.
Dan’s latest project is a new feature-length documentary which should be completed by the spring of 2013.
Dan Lamoureux: Selected Filmography:
Monograms: The Voice Over of Reason (2010) Coors Light’s Blue Mountains (2009) Harley Davidson Museum documentary (2009) In Your Face, Chicago! (2009) LOLcats music video (2008) Chicago = Awesome (2008) Nerdcore For Life (2008) Slusho: Powering Good Times Everywhere (2008) Buggin’ Out video (2007) I, Crapbot (2005) Pirates: Nature’s Scurviest Miracle (2004) Runaway Lunch (2004) My Very First Meth Lab (2002) The Gullible Brain (2001) The Trouble with Corpses (2000) The Clash of the Dorks (2000)
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