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.

Prize for EMERGING ACTOR WINNER at Mandy Monologue Competition

Prize for EMERGING ACTOR WINNER at Mandy Monologue Competition

I am delighted to be working with the new look Mandy (formerly Casting Call Pro) to offer one of the prizes for the EMERGING ACTOR WINER. The actor selected by the judges will receive my top three scene package. I think the monologue competition is a terrific thing. I have always believed in actors not […]
Showreel Scenes for Actors – New Clips

Showreel Scenes for Actors – New Clips

Here are some clips from recent showreels. All of these scenes are from this summer. In fact two of the scenes I filmed this week. I create showreels completely from scratch for trained actors. I am proud of the clips in this video because they are good examples of what I try and capture for […]
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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