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.

Interview with Emmy Award Winning Casting Director – Chase Paris

Interview with Emmy Award Winning Casting Director – Chase Paris

It’s not an exaggeration to say that many of your favourite TV shows in recent years have probably been cast by Chase Paris, CSA. He is the co-founder of Feldstein | Paris Casting, alongside Tara Feldstein Bennett, CSA.  Together they have cast shows and films that include: ‘Stranger Things’, ‘Ozark’, ‘Atlanta’ and ‘The Mule.’ As well as talking […]
Creating Dynamic Showreel Scenes During a Lockdown

Creating Dynamic Showreel Scenes During a Lockdown

When you’re given limitations, it’s easy to think your creativity will dry up. But for me, the lockdown has been an opportunity. If anything, the levels have evened up. TV shows are creating content using zoom calls. Suddenly, the stuff we can make in our bedrooms has the same production value as Jimmy Kimmell or […]
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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