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?

Bose

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

Sally the Life Coach

A web-series I created about the fascinating world of life-coaching.
Starring Natalie Gumede (Jekyll & Hyde, Coronation Street).
Full series: sallythelifecoach.com

From Scratch to Screen: An Interview with AIMEE BARRETT

From Scratch to Screen: An Interview with AIMEE BARRETT

In 2014, I created a Showreel from Scratch for Aimee Barrett. When we first talked about what scenes I would write for her, we discussed a specific goal, which was summed up in my notes as: ‘BBC Drama’. Just two years later, her new showreel cut is made entirely out of broadcast television work – and […]
‘Mess’ Wins Award at Nassau Film Festival

‘Mess’ Wins Award at Nassau Film Festival

My short film, ‘Mess‘, which is a remake of the very first short film I made, won a Best of Festival award at the Nassau Film Festival 2016 this past weekend. I am proud of this film. We shot it in one day. No crew; no budget, just me and two great actors, Amy Burrows […]
Delia Ephron - Screenwriter & Novelist

Delia Ephron - Screenwriter & Novelist

Daniel has a lovely touch with comedy as a film maker.
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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