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 MUSIC VIDEO – Rory Gillanders – ‘Waiting’

NEW MUSIC VIDEO – Rory Gillanders – ‘Waiting’

One morning, early last year, I was at home listening to some Bruce Springsteen. Then I stopped the music and made a cup of tea. Much to my confusion, I could still hear Springsteen playing. It briefly crossed my mind that maybe a neighbour was listening to The Boss, but I swiftly ruled this out […]
New Comedy Sketch | Can I Get a Refund?

New Comedy Sketch | Can I Get a Refund?

Here’s a comedy sketch I shot with two of my favourite upcoming actors, Libby Grant and Claire Marlein. It’s about the infuriating nature of a good person trying to get a simple refund. It’s not entirely autobiographical, but it sure feels like it. We filmed this the day after I wrote it, and we only […]
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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