The life story...
Coming from a background in fine arts, Daniel is a self-taught director and writer from Manchester.
His debut feature film APOSTASY, which he wrote and directed, had its world premiere at Toronto Film Festival in 2017 and also screened at San Sebastian and London Film Festival. He won the IWC Filmmaker Bursary Award 2017.
He was selected by Screen International as one of their Stars of Tomorrow in 2015 and he is the only director to be selected twice for the iFeatures development programme.
He was selected for iFeatures2 to write-direct his feature film, THE PREFECT. This project was also selected for development by the Biennale Cinema College 2013 and recently became a semi-finalist for The Academy’s Nicholl Fellowships Award 2014.
Dan also participated in the EIFF Talent Lab 2013, Screen Yorkshire’s Triangle scheme 2013, Creative England’s Talent Centre 2014 and Film London’s Micro-Market 2014.
Dan’s short films have screened at multiple major festivals. His short film, MYRA, was long-listed for a 2012 BAFTA.