Daniel Nearing

Associate Professor

Independent Film and Digital Imaging
College of Arts & Sciences
Governors State University
1 University Parkway
University Park, Illinois 60466



MFA in Film & Video

York University

MA in English

University of Toronto

BA in English

University of Calgary

Producer Resident

Canadian Film Centre

Professor Daniel Nearing has worked as Producer, Director and Writer for several prime time documentaries broadcast on The Discovery Channel, Bravo, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), CBC Newsworld, and TSN - The Sports Network.  The subjects have ranged from juvenile homicide to NHL hockey, from contemporary literature to technological mega-projects . He directed “Chicago Heights,” an experimental feature named to Roger Ebert’s list of Best Art Films of 2010. His 2011 short film, “Goalie,” premiered at the 2011 Vancouver International Film Festival. He is currently in the three-year process of directing “Hogtown,” a Chicago-based feature film set in 1919, based on a novel he began writing in 1995.  Nearing holds an MFA from York University, an MA in Literature from the University of Toronto, and was a Producer Resident at Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre in 1997.  An overview of Nearing’s work can be seen at www.923Films.com.