Why live in the real world when there is a perfectly good one inside your head?
As a creative, I find myself in helpless thraldom to the irresistible allure of all that is dark and macabre in movies (and TV, literature, art, news; one has to takes the total package!) Be it psychological mind-f**cks, vomit-inducing gorefests, VHS Video Nasties or vintage Hammer epics, I love each and every component of the black rainbow that the horror genre basks in, avidly consuming all and discriminating against none.
With a heart and soul tainted by such wickedness, it is through screenwriting that I find catharsis via this craft I adore. What some may see as constrictions in writing for the screen, I wholeheartedly embrace, calling upon my own twisted powers of imagination to overcome the challenges associated with this simple to pick up, but tricky to master art-form. I have sought to achieve this by honing a very vivid, visual style in my own particular and pithy approach to script writing (Walter Hill's terse style I often strive to emulate).
As a writer and producer, I am bent towards the ostensible straight jacket of ultra-low budget film making, extracting every last drop of goodness possible from the limited resources at my command. To this end, I have learnt to formulate narratives set in one location with a minimal cast. These serve as an unholy testament to my personal ethic of practical chastity and inventive mindset.
I have also completed a number of freelancing script reading assignments, both for individuals, production houses and script consultancies. These include Size 9 Productions, Script Angel, Bang2Write and South Film Expo. It is a great joy and privilege to be privy to the writing styles and behaviours of my eclectic, resplendent and diverse peers. I am always eager to collaborate with those looking to bring their own creative visions to the screen.
Currently, one is moulding an ensemble of self-contained, feature-length screenplays into fully fleshed out beasts. I am also working as a script reader for Pinewood studios based Lift-Off Film Festival.
College
Bournemouth University
Producing for Film and TV (Masters Degree - Distinction)
20202021
College
Bournemouth University
Scriptwriting for Film and TV (BA - First Class Honours)
20032007
Birth Date
March 17
Nickname
Dan, Danny, Danno!
Birth City
Bournemouth
Current City
Bournemouth
Hometown
Bournemouth
Height
6' 2"
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Caucasian
Eye Color
Other
Zodiac Sign
Pisces
"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken..." OSCAR WILDE
Why live in the real world when there is a perfectly good one inside your head?