Daniel’s career in film began while travelling in Vietnam, with a job working on Anthony Minghella’s production of The Quiet American.
After signing to Partizan, Daniel went on to make promos for The Horrors, Roisin Murphy, Duffy and Take That. In 2010 Daniel started working on a series of videos for artist Plan B to accompany the triple-platinum selling album ‘The Defamation of Strickland Banks’. That year he won the prestigious Best Director award at UK Music Video Awards.
He signed to Somesuch & Co. in 2010 and has since directed acclaimed commercials for brands including San Miguel, Cobra, Guinness, Puma and HTC. He has also made music videos for Chase & Status and, most famously, The Shoes; ‘Time to Dance, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a hipster-slaying serial killer, which became an instant YouTube sensation.
Daniel was named one of Screen International 2012 Stars of Tomorrow. His work has been recognised with numerous awards, including D&AD, Cannes Lions, EMA’s and has picked up numerous MVA’s.
Daniel received a Distinction in his MA in Screenwriting from Royal Holloway University of London. In 2013 Daniel wrote and directed his debut feature film, ‘Catch Me Daddy’, a dark thriller set in the Yorkshire moors, which premiered at Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes in May 2014, an extraordinary accolade for a first time British filmmaker.