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.

Thank you 2019

Thank you 2019

It’s been another great year of showreel shooting. Worked with very talented, enthusiastic performers — from those new to the industry to the very experienced. Have made new friends and reconnected with old ones. Very thankful for the small role I play in the advancement of actors careers. Thanks to everyone I’ve worked with over […]
How Can You Make a High Quality Acting Showreel?

How Can You Make a High Quality Acting Showreel?

I’ve been creating showreels for a long time now and continually find that no advice stays true forever. You’ve all heard these: Never use scenes that are shot from scratch! Keep reels under two minutes! Don’t start a reel with two people of the same gender! Show as much range as possible! Use scenes where […]
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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