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Radio Telescope

Set in 1984, a former NASA Scientist and his young son make a discovery in his make-shift laboratory located in the garage.

Tanner Beard is a film and television actor, CEO of Silver Sail Entertainment, Co-Founder Mammoth Film Festival and has written and directed several motion pictures, series and documentaries over the last few decades.

Named after his father Ricky Neal Beard, Neal Tanner Beard was born on September 16th 1984 in a Big Spring Hospital just outside his hometown of Snyder, Texas. Is of: Irish, Scottish, Norwegian, English, French, Cherokee, Caddo and Choctaw Indian descent mostly from his mother Janice’s side.

Beard attended the New York Film Academy in Hollywood, California shortly after high school in his hometown of Snyder, Texas. This culminated with his first comedy television series “Valley Peaks,” which Tanner produced, wrote, directed and starred in for over two seasons early on in his career.

Tanner has since split his time in various fields of motion pictures and television. As a director, he turned his Western short film, “Mouth of Caddo” into the feature film “Legend of Hell’s Gate,” which he also wrote, produced and starred in alongside Kevin Alejandro, Summer Glau, Henry Thomas and Glenn Morshower. His love of producing stories from the old west would continue with the European Western “6 Bullets To Hell.” Shot on the same sets from famous Sergio Leoni and Clint Eastwood classics in Spain, the film features music by Ennio Morricone and is a painstaking recreation of the cult classic style from the 60s and 70s receiving several awards.

As an actor Tanner has had roles in “The Letter,” starring Winona Ryder and James Franco. Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” and SXSW darlings “Sylvio” and “Barracuda”, starring “Fargo’s” Allison Tolman. “We Summon The Darkness”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and many more.

As a Producer, Tanner has quickly blazed a trail of big films and successes producing films starring Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis, Cate Blanchette, Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Antonio Banderas, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, and Val Kilmer.

  • Tanner BeardDirectorThe Legend of Hell’s Gate, 6 Bullets to Hell
  • Tanner BeardWriterJust Be Claus, A Long Day in Lone Pine
  • Ashley EberbachProducerUnbelievable!!!!!, The Accident
  • Tomik MansooriProducerDel Playa, Riptide
  • Alix Van AernamProducerRadio Telescope, Destination Golf
  • Russell QuinnKey Cast”Dr. Ian Anderson”CSI: NY, Romantic Rewrite
  • Alexandra ChandoKey Cast”Maryanne Anderson”The Lying Game, Sneaky Pete
  • Jude FriedmanKey Cast”Wally Anderson”The Mattachine Family