After graduating from Oxford University in 2015 (Leask Scholar, St Catherine's College,) Dan interned at Hans Zimmer's studio in Los Angeles, in Henry Jackmans' department Sacred Tiger. Here Dan realised his passion for musical storytelling, and began to score feature length films. From serious drama In Another Life (BEST UK FEATURE, Raindance 2017, BIFA 'Discovery' award winner,) to National Film UK Best Comedy nominee Eaten By Lions (Winner Audience Award LIFF, 4 stars in The Guardian), to most recently, horror-fantasy Playhouse, (Exciting News to be announced!) Dan has found his music suited to feature length productions. Also recently working on the trailer for Escape from Pretoria (Francis Annon, starring Daniel Radcliffe,) which you can hear on the front page, Dan has a compositional style which can span many different kinds of different films.
Dan scored two feature length documentaries featuring Laura Kuennsberg on Brexit for BBC 2 last year directed by Toby Paton,, combining classical music with electronics to create a modern day documentary- parliament style score. (VICE, October Films, 4 stars in The Guardian.) He also contributed music to the Fornum and Mason's Christmas campaign (F & M's Christmas Hamper, Otherways Productions) which contained an all out orchestral fantasy score. Corporate and advert scoring is something Dan has been doing now for five years, and recent brands to feature Dan's music on their corporate content includes Smiths, HSBC, Sainsburies, Worldpay, 7IM, and Rio Tinto, to name a few.
Dan’s music was featured at the London Film Festival in Harry Lighton’s short, Leash, which was nominated in the Best Short category. Another short, Andrew Toovey’s Only Child was nominated for a BAFTA Cymru Award, as well as winning the Top Shorts Best Score Award. Dan's score for Jonny Dry's Third Quarter also recently won the Best Score award at the London New Rennaissance Film Festival. Dan worked for Ivor Novello winner, Joris de Man (Horizon Zero Dawn, Killzone 2) on the Horizon Zero Dawn Frozen Wilds Playstation soundtrack and he was on Joris’ team for the feature Chuck Steel. He also worked for Blur's David Rowntree on 6 part BBC 1 series The Capture which was released in the Summer of 2019.
DAN’S CREDIT INCLUDE
Laura Kuensberg The Brexit Storm Continues, dir. Toby Paton, Produced October Films, Distributed BBC 2.
Playhouse dir. Watts Brothers. Feature Far North Films. News Tba
Eaten By Lions dir. Jason Wingard. Feature starring Jack Carroll and Jonny Vegas. Produced Mecca Films. Distributed Lighthouse Films UK cinemas. **Winner Audience Award LIFF **Nominee Best Comedy UK National Film Awards. **Four Stars Guardian
Laura Kuensberg The Brexit Storm, dir. Toby Paton, Produced VICE GB, Distributed BBC 2.
Uncertain Kingdom, Pavement dir Jason Wingard. Distributed Verve Films. News Tba
Uncertain Kingdom, Ernie dir Ray Panthaki. Distributed Verve Films. News Tba
An Tarow dir. Jonny Dry. News Tba
The Capture Assistant to David Rowntree (Blur) and Ian Arbor Episodes 1-6. Distributed BBC 1.
Leash dir Harry Lighton. **Nominated Best Short London Film Festival.
In Another Life dir. Jason Wingard. **Winner Best UK Feature Raindance Film Festival, **Winner BIFA Discovery Award
Nyela’s Dream, produced by Paul McKenzie. Pilot for Sky. Became ‘The Athena,’ 26-part series for Sky.
Our Wales dir. Darragh Mortell.
The Case of Catelyn Burns dir. Toyah Frantzen * Official Selection AARETALER Kurz Filmtage 2019
Four Seasons of Feeling Foreign dir. Emily Poulter
Informer episodes 1-3, Composer’s Assistant to Ilan Eshkeri
Mortal dir. Donald Masi
Watership Down, Composer’s Assistant to Ilan Eshkeri
Vanity Fair, Composer’s Assistant to composed by Ilan Eshkeri episodes 1 and 2
Farming, Composer’s Assistant to Ilan Eshkeri
Making Friends dir. Ollie Wiggens.
Beauty and the Street- dir. Darragh Mortell.
Third Quarter dir. Jonny Dry. Produced Samuel Jay Chessell. ** Winner Best Score New Rennaissance Film Festival
OK Mum dir. Eva Lanskay. Produced by Alex Marx. **Nominated Best Short Top Shorts Film Festival.
Promise dir. Nev Pierce
Dark side of the Sun dir. Samantha Michelle
Only Child dir. Andrew Toovey **Nominated BAFTA CYMRU Best Short, Winner Best score Top Shorts Film Festival
Rest dir. Eva Howells.
Wight- dir Zu Wight.
Three Step dir. Harry Lighton**Winner Best Short Oxford Film Festival
Fingers dir. Alex Marx produced by Savannah James Bahly
Going Under dir. Toby Paton **Nominated ‘Up and Coming’ London Film Festival
NB. Dan has also created music for lots of corporate content for brands including HSBC, Smiths, Worldpay, AB investment, 7IM, Rio Tinto, Moet Chandon, Edwardian Hotels, Sainsbury’s and Anglo American, to name a few. As this is corporate work they have not been included on this credit list which is a list of Dan’s narrative film work, but if you would like to see those films please get in touch.
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