I write for and about media and entertainment.

I’m Daedalus Howell (DAY-de-lus howl), a writer, filmmaker, and journalist, living and working in Petaluma, CA. I began my life in letters as a paperboy but eventually grew into a newspaperman. Since then, I’ve clocked hundreds of bylines, written novels, and screenplays, and made films, music videos, and conceptual art installations. I directed the feature film Pill Head (“…Satirically off-the-wall…” — Press Democrat) and am the author, most recently, of Quantum Deadline, a “…noirish, sci-fi-lite detective story with a heap of self-parody,” according to one critic. I’m currently the editor of the North Bay Bohemian and Pacific Sun newspapers, and in 2023, my second feature film, a werewolf flick, is coming to a screen near you. More.

“…Dives into the deep end of cinema’s absurdity pool with arthouse flair.” — Bohemian


Film and filmmaking have long been a passion, a pursuit, and a persona for me. Here’s how I’ve fared thus far.

Quantum Deadline

“Playfully meshes stylistic conventions with a sardonic self-deprecating protagonist…Fast-paced…” — KRCB


I write therefore I’m employed — from fiction to unfiction and many stops in between…

“Their most political statement yet.” — Bohemian

Conceptual Art

If I had a gift shop, I’d insist you exit through it.


Talk is cheap (I mean, “information wants to be free”). Interviews and monologues in audio form.