Writer & Director Dan holds an MA in Theatre Directing from Royal Holloway and an MA in Dramatic Writing from Drama Centre both at Merit. His debut play Once Was Home won the Critical Stage Award and his play Face The Camera and Smile was shortlisted for The Kings Cross Award for New Writing. In Theatre he has directed in the West End at The Charing Cross Theatre and at venues such as The Roundhouse, Theatre503, The Courtyard, The Pleasance, The Jermyn Street Theatre, The Tristan Bates, The Old Diorama, Camden Peoples Theatre and The Kings Head. His spoken word work is published by GUG Press and his short stories have been published across various independent magazines. Dan was recently recognised with an ONCOMM from The Offies for his digital work in theatre.
Dan’s film career began with Devotion which he wrote and directed and which was programmed at over 30 Festivals winning several awards for best concept, short, and direction. He followed this up with Populace directed by Aaron Bevan Bailey which placed in several festivals and was handpicked for Danny Boyle’s Shuffle Festival. Since then Dan has gone on to claim 78 Official Selections across the world for his direction and writing as well as numerous awards. Most recently, during lockdown 3 in 2021, his screenplay The Separation was produced with his long time collaborator Fraser Watson and has so far screened in Prague, Paris and the Northwest of England winning Best Actor and Best in the Northwest.
Dan writes across a range of genres and has several scripts in development – ranging from dystopian sci-fi to conspiracy thrillers by way of political dramas and YA crime capers.