Dan is a produced screenwriter who has been writing professionally since 1995. He was a reader for Miramax Films and has written numerous specs and commissioned feature scripts including screenplay adaptations of Andrea Badenoch's Driven and Irvine Welsh's gritty and darkly comic novel Filth.
Dan is a contributor to Script Magazine and has also directed two award-winning short films Finders, Keepers... (1995) and Absolution (2001) which have played the international festival circuit.
His most notable feature to date is Long Time Dead, a supernatural horror for Working Title Films starring Lukas Haas, Marsha Thomason, Lara Belmont, Alec Newman and Joe Absolom.
Dan's spec horror Do or Die is currently being developed with Qwerty Films and he is also developing supernatural horror Ghost Road for producer Deepak Verma, and penning his dark psychological thriller Urge for producer Sam Alani which will be Danís feature directorial debut.
Dan originally trained in design and photography and freelanced in computer graphics before pursuing his passion for film. In 1995 he moved to the Big Apple to study at the New York Film Academy where he produced and directed his first short Finders, Keepers... a Hitchcockian film-noir which picked up numerous awards at international festivals. He has since written several feature specs for the US and UK markets and been commissioned for various adaptations and writing assignments.
"Daniel shows a real talent for applying the ever tightening
twists of tension that drive an action thriller."
Executive Producer, BBC Films - "The Sins" with Pete Postlethwaite
"Daniel is clearly well versed in film making. His twists and
are entertaining, his dialogue sharp and witty and he keeps the
pace up all the way."
Producer, Red Rooster Films - "The Sculptress" with Pauline Quirke
"Daniel has TERRIFIC style, sharp comedic wit, and a great sensibility
for hip dark comedy."
Producer/Director - "The Stirling Chase"
"His writing is sharp, stylish and purely cinematic."
Screenwriter & Studio Reader