UTA signed the multi-hyphenate Dan Sickles (Dina) to represent. The agency will focus on creating new opportunities for him in documentary filmmaking, screenwriting, acting, and digital content, among other areas.
Sickles collaborated with Antonio Santini to direct the documentary Dina, which won the Sundance’s Grand Jury Award in 2017. The film focused on a woman dealing with a mental disability and her fiancé, who lives with Asperger syndrome. The filmmakers won an IDA Award for Best Feature Film, a Peek Award, and an ARC Alliance Community Service Award. The award, with recent recognition for their work alongside the Neurodiversity Communities. Pic was produced by Dan Cogan, Christine Vachon, Jenny Raskin, and David Hinojosa.
Sickles recently partnered with Concordia Studios to create a documentary series based on Bill Bryson’s book, the body. In addition, he is working on several Web3 projects across his production company Dpop Studios, including a feature film about the emergence of Cryptoart and NFTs, while developing several fiction scripts.
Sickles made his feature-length documentary debut with Mala MalaCo-directed also by Santini, who was runner-up to the Audience Award at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The film, produced by Christine Vachon and Killer Films, received a GLAAD Award nomination and made history as the first non-fiction film made in Puerto Rico to receive a theatrical release in North America after the Acquisition of Strand Relaying.
In 2015, Sickles was named one of the magazine Honorees out of 100. That same year, his production company was honored by AI and Social Media Impact Awards for its style of socially conscious storytelling.
As an actor, Sickles is best known for his theatrical work, most notably for photography village. In a 2011 production at the 80th Theater in Manhattan, Konstantin Treblev’s character in seagull at Columbia University. He has also appeared in the series high maintenance As the silent character, Clive.
Sickles has also contributed articles to the Huffington Post and MTV News, among other outlets. Adam Kirsch still represents him at Fusion Entertainment and Mark Simon at Fox Rothschild LLP.