psychopia  [sahy-koh pee-uh] noun

  1. subconscious media

Psychopia Pictures is a creative and dynamic independent film and podcast production company established by Director Dan Bush. Comprised of award-winning directing, writing and producing talents along with decades of combined production experience we bring freethinking and an independent spirit to our industrial & commercial projects as well. Now more than ever, people are seeking authenticity, community, value, relevance and simplicity in marketing.  Our mission is to provide our clients with this brand of honest messaging.


Dan is an American screenwriter, director, editor, and producer known for THE SIGNAL, THE VAULT (starring James Franco), THE DARK RED, and TOMORROW’S MONSTERS (Starring John Boyega and Darren Criss). Dan has been obsessed with storytelling and filmmaking his entire life. He’s worked in various positions on a multitude of film sets for thirty years. He’s known as an actor’s director and is celebrated for making character-driven films. In 2007 Dan co-wrote and co-directed The Signal. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released by Magnolia Pictures. It was nominated for several awards, including Best Picture at the Sitges Film Festival and the John Cassavetes Award at the Independent Spirit Awards. In 2012 Dan co-wrote and directed his acclaimed sci-fi thriller, The Reconstruction of William Zero, and his award-winning, mind-bending short, Ghost of Old Highways. Dan’s latest film, The Dark Red, premiered at the prestigious Austin Film Festival and was released in theaters in 2020.

Currently, Dan is helming several new IPs, including TOMORROW’S MONSTERS, a Flynn Picture Company co-production starring John Boyega (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) and Darren Criss (Glee, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), THE MANTAWAUK CAVES, a Blumhouse Television / iHeqrt Podcasts production starring Jonathan Tucker and Edi Gathegi), and THE PASSAGE (starring Dan Fogler, Scott Haze, Wes Studi, Tristan Mack Wilds, and Martin Starr.)


  • “Director/co-writer Dan Bush has more than proven his ability to twist and turn through mental breakdown and reconstruction with underground favorites like The Signal and The Reconstruction of William Zero” – Richard Whittaker, The Austin Chronicle 
  • “Bush’s direction really hones in on the horror of Sybil’s situation and you always feel like you’re seeing things through her eyes, even when the situations spiral out of her control. Genuinely unsettling and chilling, The Dark Red is a tour-de-force piece of genre cinema that deserves to become much more than just a cult classic.” – Pip Ellwood-Houghes, Entertainment Focus 
  • “Director Dan Bush keeps things tight and simple. And while the story never takes a moment to get boring, it doesn’t need a lot of bells and whistles to make it effective” – AintItCoolNews 
  • “The Reconstruction of William Zero is likely to be one of my favorites of the festival… Bush manages to get the spine tingling without gross-out shocks” – Jay Seaver, eFilm Critic 
  • “Another quiet indie using sci-fi tropes for thoughtful exploration of wholly real emotions, Dan Bush’s The Reconstruction of William Zero introduces a geneticist so overwhelmed by grief, he creates a clone of himself to help shoulder the burden of living. – John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter 
  • “The Vault is a combination heist and horror picture; and it’s the rare genre mash-up where each element’s equally strong. Director Dan Bush and his screenwriting partner Conal Byrne start the film with a daylight robbery sequence so pulse-pounding that it’s almost a shame when the masked monsters arrive” – Noel Murray,, Los Angeles Times. 
  • “Dan Bush is a gifted filmmaker and he proves that once again with this twisty tale.” – Tyler Doupe, Dread Central