Dane Neves is a filmmaker, musician, photographer, actor, and puppeteer. A graduate of Mid-Pacific Institute and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's Academy for Creative Media, Neves has written, produced, directed, edited, performed in, and composed music for a series of local short films, all featuring puppets - a motif that he is committed to consistently institute into his artistic works. The films have gone on to win over 40 local, national, and international awards.

Neves has also collaborated on the 2017 Pele Awards, serving as writer, performer, and musical director of a live Broadway-style stage musical about the trials and tribulations of Hawaiʻi’s advertising industry.
Neves' most recent artistic endeavor is the production of his debut solo music album "FELT Something Beautiful", which merges playful pop/rock with a hint of show tunes.
On his spare time, Neves enjoys watching movies, telling jokes, and taking “levitation” photography.
  • Director (7 Credits)
    Good Day Song2019
    Music Video
    This Place2019
    Music Video
    Wonders: The Journey of Justin Ho2019
    Documentary
    I Got Jokes2018
    Music Video
    Outside the Lines: The Art of Cheyne Gallarde2018
    Documentary
    Story2017
    Music Video
    Poison Apple2013
    Short
  • Producer (5 Credits)
    This Place2019
    Music Video
    I Got Jokes2018
    Music Video
    Outside the Lines: The Art of Cheyne Gallarde2018
    Documentary
    Story2017
    Music Video
    Poison Apple2013
    Short
  • Acting (2 Credits)
    This Place2019
    Music Video
    I Got Jokes2018
    Music Video
  • Writer (1 Credit)
    Poison Apple2013
    Short
  • Music Composer/Songwriter (1 Credit)
    Poison Apple2013
    Short
Best Lyric Video
I Got Jokes
LA Music Video Awards
Los Angeles
2019
Best Lyrics Video
I Got Jokes
American Tracks Music Awards
Los Angeles
2018
Best Family Film
Poison Apple
Mexico International Film Festival
Rosarito, Mexico
2015
Best Family Film
Poison Apple
Honolulu Film Awards
Honolulu, Hawaii
2015
Best Animation Short Film
Poison Apple
Gwinnett Center International Film Festival
Duluth, Georgia
2015
Most Creative
Poison Apple
Geek Short Film Festival
Charlotte, North Carolina
2014
Best Family Short, Audience Choice Short
Poison Apple
Big Island Film Festival
Kona, Hawaii
2014
Best Short Mixed Media (Finalist)
Poison Apple
International Family Film Festival
Hollywood, California
2013
Best Family Film
Poison Apple
15 Minutes of Fame Film Festival
Palm Bay, Florida
2013
Award of Merit: Film Short
Poison Apple
Accolade Global Film Competition