For nearly a quarter of a century, Dan has been a 12th-grade English teacher in Reading, PA. By all accounts, he is a beloved, respected teacher. His is the class everyone wants to take before they graduate. You know the type.
But there's more: Dan is also a first-rate documentary filmmaker. Just a few years ago, he started his own film company -- Rockfish Productions -- and began creating an impressive slate of engaging, important films.
Rockfish's first production, RINK RATS, told the story of a now-dormant street hockey rink in Berks County, Pennsylvania. A rink full of memories and history.
Dan's next film, TWISTS & TURNS, gave us the tale of an inspiring woman at work in a pretzel shop, trying to survive against a battered business climate and a city in decline.
Dan's current work-in-progress is a film I am particularly excited about: STANDARDIZED is an exposé of the standardized-testing industry and the negative impact it has on our children's education. STANDARDIZED is an important film, into which Dan has poured his heart and soul, not to mention his years of experience in the classroom. The trailer speaks for itself: