Daniel Boyd is an acclaimed filmmaker (Chillers, Strangest Dreams, Paradise Park), a two-time television regional Emmy nominee, and is a multi-nominated graphic novelist (Chillers I & II, CARBON, SALT).

In 2018 Boyd and Gold/Platinum albums recipient and NPR’s Mountain Stage co-creator and host, Larry Groce, commissioned a full staged musical adaptation of Paradise Park for Theater West Virginia. After a two-summer run there, the show will be staged for the Charleston’s Light Opera Guild in June 2020. In 2019 Boyd collaborated with composer Mark Scarpelli to adapt Space Preachers – Musical.

A retired media studies professor at West Virginia State University, Boyd also taught around the world including in Tanzania as a three-time Fulbright scholar. He continues to serve as Artist in Residence at WV State University’s Economic Development Center.