Daniel Johnson Films

I love films, but in a very specific way. Growing up, the directors I were passionate about were also writers. The likes of Charlie Chaplin, Billy Wilder, Woody Allen, Nora Ephron and Cameron Crowe. What makes their films stand out for me is that they're personal. In this day and age, it's harder and harder for filmmakers to have a personal voice. That's why I love independent film. The likes of the Jay & Mark Duplass, Lena Dunham and Richard Linklater have set the road map for low-budget filmmakers.

While some might rally against the gatekeepers of the industry, or feel they are being kept out - I feel a freedom. A freedom to be creative on any given day. That is the ethos of how I work and everything I do. Let's make stuff. What else is there to do?

East Street Mary and Dave

Episode one of my new comedy web-series 'East Street Mary and Dave' - the story of two Bruce Springsteen fanatics and the effect his music has on their complex relationship.

Bose Headphones Advert

I penned this advert for Bose Headphones. It's beautifully directed by Davide Gentile.

NEW! #SingleShotScenes for Actors

NEW! #SingleShotScenes for Actors

I am always trying, in small ways, to innovate how I shoot showreels scenes. And my instinct, when trying to improve, tends to veer towards the counterintuitive. Rather than make things bigger, flasher, slicker – I go for simpler, smaller, subtler. And that’s where this idea comes in. #SingleShotScenes are scenes I shoot from one […]
Single Showreel Scenes from Scratch

Single Showreel Scenes from Scratch

I specialise in crafting showreels from scratch for actors – which most commonly means three scenes that I have written, directed and then edited. But what I don’t tend to market as well as I should is that I also create single showreel scenes. If you can’t afford the full package, or if perhaps your casting […]
Delia Ephron - Screenwriter & Novelist

Delia Ephron - Screenwriter & Novelist

Daniel has a lovely touch with comedy as a filmmaker.
Ela Thier - Writer / Director

Ela Thier - Writer / Director

What I like about your films is the lack of pretentiousness and the fact that they’re really, truly you. And in my mind: that’s high art.

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