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Dana Adam Shapiro

Dana Adam Shapiro is an American film director, best known for his directorial work on the 2006 Academy Award-nominated documentary Murderball.


  • Career 1
  • Other work 2
  • Personal life 3
  • External links 4


Prior to his work on Murderball (which documented the United States Paralympic Quad Rugby Team), Shapiro's 2007 animated short My Biodegradable Heart was an official selection at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and many other fests around the world. His debut novel, The Every Boy (published by Houghton Mifflin), was a New York Times Editors' Choice and a 2005 Book Sense Notable Book.

His most recent film, Monogamy, starring Chris Messina and Rashida Jones, received a 2011 Independent Spirit Award nomination and was released theatrically by Oscilloscope Laboratories.

His second novel, "You Can Be Right (or You Can Be Married): Looking for Love in the Age of Divorce" was released on September 4, 2012.

Upcoming projects include Holler, a film about segregated proms in the South, which he wrote and will be produced by Screen Gems in 2011, and American Family, a documentary-in-progress about interracial couples.

Other work

Shapiro is a former senior editor at SPIN magazine, a founding editor and senior writer of Icon Magazine, and he is a contributor to The New York Times Magazine and other publications. He was the 2007 Artist-in-Residence at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Personal life

Shapiro currently lives in Venice, California.

External links

  • Official website
  • Dana Adam Shapiro at the Internet Movie Database
  • IFC
  • Spirit Awards

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