Birthdate: May 11, 1981
Dan Trachtenberg is an American filmmaker and podcast host. He directed the 2016 horror-thriller film 10 Cloverfield Lane which earned him a Directors Guild of America Award nomination for Outstanding Directing - First-Time Feature Film. Trachtenberg was one of three hosts of The Totally Rad Show podcast and was a former co-host of the Geekdrome podcast. He also directed episodes for the Ctrl+Alt+Chicken podcast. All three programs were hosted at Revision3.Trachtenberg is also the director of the 2011 short film Portal: No Escape, an episode of Black Mirror entitled "Playtest" and the director of various television commercials and public service announcements. He directed the series premiere episode of The Boys, which premiered on Amazon Prime Video in July 2019. In 2021, he directed the premiere episode of the Peacock series The Lost Symbol where he also served as an executive producer. He has upcoming projects lined-up including directing the fifth Predator film and a TV series adaptation of Waterworld.