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.

I Will Make a Short Film in 7 Days. Get Involved! #7DayFilm

I Will Make a Short Film in 7 Days. Get Involved! #7DayFilm

Tomorrow, on Monday 20th March, I will write a short film. I’ll have it cast by Tuesday. The main filming day will be Friday 24th. I may also do a little filming on the evening of Weds 22nd, depending on actor availability. But this all depends on what I write, and until Monday, I’ll have […]
New Showreel from Scratch: Beatrice Allen

New Showreel from Scratch: Beatrice Allen

Here’s a brand new showreel from scratch that I wrote, directed and edited for Beatrice Allen. What I have been trying to do more and with the showreels I create is to show the range of actors in more subtle forms. While it is tempting to do ‘one serious, one comedy, one quirky scene’ – […]
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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