Dan studied photography and graphic design and worked in computer graphics before pursuing his passion for cinema and a full time career in film. He directed his first short FINDERS, KEEPERS in 1995 while living in the Big Apple and studying at the New York Film Academy. This Hitchcockian film-noir picked up numerous awards and was warmly received at international festivals.
He has written several feature specs for the US and UK and has been commissioned for writing assignments and novel adaptations including ELLA by Uri Gellar, DRIVEN by Andrea Badenoch and FILTH by Irvine Welsh.
His second short ABSOLUTION played the world festival circuit with great success winning various awards including "Best Male Performance" for its lead at the Beverly Hills Film Festival.
Dan sold his teen horror LONG TIME DEAD to Working Title Films which released it in 2002 through Universal starring Lukas Haas, Marsha Thomason and Alec Newman. His horror spec DO OR DIE sold to Michael Kuhn’s Qwerty Films and made the “Brit List”. Dan is developing several film and television projects with various producers and through his production company Buckle Up Entertainment including his own psychological sci-fi thriller feature to direct.
Favorite Directors: Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, David Fincher, Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan
Favorite Films: North By Northwest, Rear Window, The Apartment, Some Like It Hot, Seven, Reservoir Dogs
Favorite Actors: Jack Lemmon, James Stewart, Richard Dreyfuss, Dustin Hoffman, Lauren Bacall, Vera Farmiga, Cate Blanchett
Movie Moment: Richard Dreyfuss' mash potato mountain in Close Encounters of The Third Kind