Dan has assisted high-end composers on several films and 2019 has seen him score in his own right. Passionate about film music, he scored his first film at 16. His second film Going Under (Toby Paton) was nominated in the ‘Up and Coming’ category of London Film Festival. Since then he obtained a music degree from Oxford University as a Leask Scholar, and interning at Hans Zimmer’s Studio in Los Angeles with Henry Jackman’s company Sacred Tiger. Earlier this year, Dan wrote the music for Toby Paton’s VICE documentary, The Brexit Storm, which was broadcast BBC 2, and Jason Wingard’s comedy Eaten By Lions, was released nationwide at the end of March 2019.
Dan’s music was featured at the London Film Festival in Harry Lighton’s short, Leash, which was nominated in the Best Short category and Jason Wingard’s feature, In Another Life, won Best UK Feature at Raindance. Another short, Andrew Toovey’s Only Child was nominated for a BAFTA Cymru Award, as well as winning Top Shorts Best Score Award. He 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.
His music has been used in commercials including Sainsbury’s, HSBC, Worldpay, 7IM, Anglo American and Edwardian Hotels. He’s an affiliated composer of The West Pier Music Team along with Pete Davison, for whom he assisted on the animated feature, Strike, Joris de Man, Rob Lane and Lee Pepper.
DAN’S CREDIT INCLUDE
Laura Kuensberg The Brexit Storm, dir. Toby Paton, Produced VICE GB, Distributed BBC 2.
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
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.
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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