Tanner Beard

BirthDay:

16 Sep 1984

BirthPlace:

Snyder, Texas, USA

Bio:

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, English, French, Cherokee and Choctaw descent mostly from his mother Janice's side. Snyder, being such a small Texas town offered very little in the "Arts" for its youth. Tanner got his first taste of the lime light when at the age of 6 appeared on Snyder's KSNY morning radio show. It was on. Unfortunately for Tanner there were not many outlets for a 6 year old in the media markets of Snyder. In a town with nothing more to do than watch movies, he played organized sports growing up until at the age of fifteen premiered a one hour spoof TV show at his home town movie theatre. A school project turned self made film, opened doors to future independent film projects and self made acting opportunities.

Throughout the years continued to make and study film, established a TV news program at his high school, and received recognition in many Student Film Festivals including: "Best Student Film -1st Place Prize" at the Jay Sanders Film Festival at Auburn University. Late in high school Tanner came to find out the Snyder Drama Department had more wins in UIL State One Act Play than any other school in Texas. Quitting school sports and taking up two acting courses, Tanner became serious about studying the craft and was lucky enough to be able to study film and theater in London, England amongst other parts of Europe, in accordance with NYU acting professor Dr. Brad Vincent. Finding his niche, Tanner received a string of acting awards including 5 Best Actor Awards and 4 Supporting Actor Awards, State Recognition in the 2002 and 2003 UIL State One Act Play in Austin, Texas. Tanner got a front row seat in the makings of a feature film with the Texas film "Grand Champion" (2002) starring Joey Lauren Adams and Emma Roberts. Tanner moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to attend film school at the New York Film Academy, he finished his education in 2004 and began his career as an actor, director, writer and producer.

Since then has been able to start his own production company Silver Sail Entertainment, which has produced several projects including: a travel show, award winning short films, commercials, music videos, two season's of a web-based television series and the feature film "The Legend of Hell's Gate" which Beard wrote, co-stars, directed and produced. Beard is working and residing in Los Angeles and Texas.
Filmography

Actor ( 29 credits )

Henry Starr (2019)
In the Name of the Gun (2018)
Young Again (2018) Martin Weiss Jr.
La Barracuda (2017) Trace
Deported (2016) Business Man - Maurice
Thunder Broke the Heavens (2015) Don Keller
The Doo Dah Man (2015) Grateful Dead Gas Station Attendant
6 Bullets to Hell (2014) Bobby Durango
Hidden in the Woods (2014) Dave the Drunk
White Dwarf (2014) Tanner
From Dusk Till Dawn (2014)  Gerald (1 episode, 2014)
Not So Young (2013) Martin Weiss Jr.
Great American Dream (2013) Martin Wiess Jr.
How We Covered It (2013) Himself
The Letter (2012) Orderly
The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy (2011) James McKinnon
Crashing the Fest (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Your Friends Will Never Believe You (2011)  Himself (7 episodes, 2011)
AmerAsian (2009) Martin Weiss Jr.
4th and Goal (2009) Lennon Prince
Valley Peaks (2009)  Brady Breaker (11 episodes, 2009)
History of Made Up Things (2009) Sharkey Blaze
Mouth of Caddo (2008) James
Clown Hunt (2008) Hunter
Lady Samurai (2007) Boxer (uncredited)
All In (2006) Poker Player
Grand Champion (2002) Jesse James Davis II
Just Be Claus (0) Nick Loozer
Rip Tide (0)

Producer ( 14 credits )

Henry Starr (2019) producer
In the Name of the Gun (2018) producer
Sinterklaas: The Quest of Noel (2018) executive producer
Weightless (2017) executive producer
Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016) executive producer
Knight of Cups (2015) executive producer
6 Bullets to Hell (2014) executive producer / supervising producer
Hellion (2014) executive producer
The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy (2011) associate producer
Your Friends Will Never Believe You (2011) executive producer (7 episodes, 2011)
Valley Peaks (2009) producer / executive producer (11 episodes, 2009)
Mouth of Caddo (2008) producer
Just Be Claus (0) producer
Fridgeport (0) co-executive producer / producer

Writer ( 10 credits )

Henry Starr (2019) (written by)
In the Name of the Gun (2018) (screenplay)
Sinterklaas: The Quest of Noel (2018) (creator)
6 Bullets to Hell (2014) (written by)
Your Friends Will Never Believe You (2011) (creator) (7 episodes, 2011)
The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy (2011) (written by)
Valley Peaks (2009) (creator) (11 episodes, 2009)
Mouth of Caddo (2008) (writer)
Just Be Claus (0) (story)
Fridgeport (0) (story)

Director ( 9 credits )

Henry Starr (2019)
In the Name of the Gun (2018)
6 Bullets to Hell (2014) (co-director)
The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy (2011)
Your Friends Will Never Believe You (2011) (1 episode, 2011)
Valley Peaks (2009) (11 episodes, 2009)
Mouth of Caddo (2008)
The St. Patrick's Battalion (0) (attached)
Just Be Claus (0)