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 Short Comedy Film ‘IN PERSON’ – Here’s the cast!

New Short Comedy Film ‘IN PERSON’ – Here’s the cast!

Time to make a new short film! I am fortunate that I get to meet many talented upcoming actors through my showreel from scratch service (info here). In fact, all of the actors I have cast I met through doing that work. DEVON-ELISE JOHNSON, currently to be found on the West End in ‘Half a […]
Grenfell and the Relic of TV News

Grenfell and the Relic of TV News

The following video, filmed on somebody’s phone, tells you everything you need to know about the current state of the news media in the UK, if not globally. The key moment of the video comes around the 2mins 30seconds mark. Before that, the local resident, Ishmahil Blagrove, is speaking openly and passionately about many of […]
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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