Daniel Kraus (director)
A Fairfield, Iowa native, Kraus completed his first feature-length documentary during his senior year in college. The film, Jefftowne, told the story of a controversial man with Down Syndrome. Jefftowne premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival and won the Festival Choice Award at the New York Underground Film Festival. Kraus's subsequent film, the narrative feature Ball of Wax, told the story of a sociopathic professional baseball player, and won the Director's Award at the Cinequest San Jose Festival. His movies have played at dozens of international film festivals, on worldwide television, and in theaters.
Kraus lives in Chicago with his wife and two dogs. He has been a regular contributor to such publications as Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Salon.com, and Maxim. His first novel, The Monster Variations, was published by Random House in Summer 2009, and will be followed in 2011 by Rotters. Visit his author website.
Jason Davis (producer) produced the film Ball of Wax. His recent acting credits include TV’s One Tree Hill, Prison Break, and Surface, and the films Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Come Early Morning. He is also "The Dude."
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