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.

Watch the #1DayFilm NOW

Watch the #1DayFilm NOW

It was around this time in the early hours of yesterday morning that I emailed the actors to say “this is the script we’re shooting.” At 9am they were at mine. They didn’t know the lines and I didn’t know all the filming locations. But we all knew the task – to complete the film […]
Making a Short Film in One Day! #1DayFilm

Making a Short Film in One Day! #1DayFilm

A few days back I wrote that I would be making a short film in seven days. Well half a week flew by and I had no ideas. But I cast the film anyway. Actors were due at my flat at 9am today to begin filming. I finally wrote the script- emailing it to them at […]
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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