Dan Janvey
Janvey at the 85th Academy Awards
1 Nomination
Role Producer
Born 1984
New York, USA

Dan Janvey, a 28-year-old New Yorker and producer of the film sensation, Beasts of the Southern Wild, was part of a team that spent three and a half years making the movie in southern Louisiana for less than $1.5 million, astoundingly low in today’s world of movie making. What’s more, it stars two people with no professional acting experience – a captivating five-year-old girl and, playing her father, a local Louisiana baker who had to be persuaded to take the role.


85th Academy Awards, 2012
Best PictureBeasts of the Southern Wild (shared with Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald)