Since our regular Salon day would be Valentine’s Day, and the Sunday before is the Super Bowl, we are moving this month’s Salon to TUESDAY, FEB 15th. Just for this one month only, join us on Zoom a day later than normal for a very special guest. There’s been tons of buzz about Dan’s movie — I can’t wait to see some excerpts and hear all about how he made it smack in the middle of a pandemic. It’s going to be another great one…on Tues the 15th this month…see you there! -Todd

THIS MONTH ONLY — TUESDAY, February 15th, 2022
Hollywood Salon…on Zoom!
Special Guests: DAN MIRVISH, Director | CHRISTOPHER DUKES, Stunt Coordinator


Pandemic? No problem. This month’s guest is an accomplished filmmaker, who discovered a way to safely complete his feature in 2021. He is spreading the love and bringing along a special treat – a Nebraska actor he’s worked with in each of his films!

This month only, please join us on TUESDAY, February 15th via Zoom. V-Day inspired us to push the Salon to Tuesday, so be sure to save some love for the NCC!
DAN MIRVISH is a director, screenwriter, producer, and author. He’s currently on the festival circuit with his new award-winning feature, 18½, a film about a White House transcriber who tries to leak the 18½-minute gap in Nixon’s Watergate tapes but runs afoul of hippies, swingers and nefarious forces. Garnering a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s already played in ten festivals in the fall of 2021 (from São Paulo to Anchorage, from Belize to Spain) and has several more lined up for the spring of 2022. The film stars Willa Fitzgerald & John Magaro, with Vondie Curtis Hall & Catherine Curtin, and the voices of Ted Raimi as Gen. Al Haig, Jon Cryer as H.R. Haldeman and Bruce Campbell as President Richard Nixon.

Prior to 18½, he directed the film Bernard and Huey, scripted by Oscar/Pulitzer-winner Jules Feiffer, and starring Oscar-winner Jim Rash and David Koechner which screened in over 30 film festivals on 5 continents before its theatrical and digital release.

Dan is the author of the bestselling non-fiction book The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking from Focal Press/Routledge. The 2nd edition came out last summer and will be coming soon in audio book form. Dan’s film Between Us, starring David Harbour, Julia Stiles, Taye Diggs and Melissa George, played in 23 festivals in 7 countries, and got a 50+ city theatrical release in the US, and sold to 145 countries, plus screening on Netflix, Showtime and Starz.

Dan was mentored by Robert Altman on his first film, Omaha (the movie), which led him to co-found the upstart Slamdance Film Festival along with producing partner, Nebraska-based Dana Altman. Their film Open House prompted the Academy Awards to controversially rewrite their rules on the Best Original Musical category. Mirvish also co-wrote his bestselling, critically-acclaimed novel I Am Martin Eisenstadt based on the fake McCain advisor who took credit for Sarah Palin not knowing Africa was a continent. A former speechwriter for U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (Iowa), Dan has a master’s degree from USC Film School, is a member of the Directors Guild of America and has guest lectured at more than 45 film schools and universities. A native of Omaha, Dan went to Central High School.

CHRISTOPHER DUKES, shown above being directed by Dan (“aka, dropping a boot on his head”) at Carhenge, is a Nebraska-native. He has appeared one way or another in every one of Dan’s movies, as well as his books. An acclaimed actor and talented stunt coordinator, Chris played a Colombian jewel thief in OMAHA (THE MOVIE), three different roles in OPEN HOUSE: a snitch, a homebuyer and a groom (as well as stunt coordinator), a wedding photographer in BETWEEN US, a pickup artist in a bar in BERNARD AND HUEY, and he was the stunt coordinator on 18½

NCCers, Mark Your Calendars for TUESDAY, Feb 15th!

  • Learn how the 18½ filming process paused, shifted, & was completed amid the pandemic. 
  • Connect with a Nebraska filmmaker who has blazed his own trail in the movie business alongside a great team.
  • Are you curious about Slamdance? Stunting? Acting in indie features? Hop on Zoom with us and learn from Dan & Chris!

The Hollywood Salon with Dan Mirvish & Christopher Dukes
7:30-9:30 PM PST | TUESDAY, February 15th

This month ONLY on Tuesday!
Celebrate with your worldwide NCC Family.
Let’s Zoom Party together!