Dan Geller

For over twenty-five years, Emmy-award winning directors/producers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine have jointly created critically-acclaimed multi-character documentary narratives that braid their characters’ individual personal stories to form a larger portrait of the human experience. Their most recent film, The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2013) had its world premiere at Telluride and its European premiere in Berlin. It opened theatrically to strong critical reviews nationwide in the US in April 2014. Geller and Goldfine’s work also includes: the award-winning Something Ventured (2011), premiered at SXSW and went on to play festivals and screen internationally, as well as in educational distribution, VOD and consumer DVD release worldwide, and national PBS broadcast in January 2013. Ballets Russes (2005) which was recognized as one of the top five documentaries of 2005 by both the National Society of Film Critics and the National Board of Review and appeared on a dozen critical “10 Best Films” lists, including those of Time Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter, the San Francisco Chronicle and Slate; Now and Then: From Frosh to Seniors, which premiered theatrically in October 1999 and aired on PBS in October 2000 as the lead program of the Independent Lens series; Kids of Survival: The Art and Life of Tim Rollins + K.O.S. (1996), a feature-length documentary about the South Bronx-based art group Tim Rollins & K.O.S., which aired on Cinemax in September 1998 and was the recipient of two national Emmy Awards; FROSH: Nine Months in a Freshman Dorm (1994); and, the award-winning Isadora Duncan: Movement from the Soul (1988).

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Recent Reviews

Isadora Duncan: Movement from the Soul

The film is a sympathetic portrait of a free spirit, a determined and individual artist, who found freedom through her dancing. I have been interested in ballet for several years....

Ballets Russes

For those who remember the Ballets Russes or who love ballet, this is a great patchwork of interviews, narrative and documentary footage. The personalities of the greats are really strong,...


Loved this, especially as I was a Frosh living elsewhere on campus at the time and I recognized people in the film. Great honesty and editing throughout.

Ballets Russes

Bravo!!! Fascinating history, well told.

Ballets Russes

I loved it!