Daniel James

Daniel is a Tasmanian based Director, Writer, Editor and Videographer. His early passion for filmmaking earned him awards for 'The Silence of Whitewater' at Tasmania's Mystate Student Film Festival in 2011 and Canberra Short Film Festival in the Students Category for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Film. Since then his films screened and nominated at national and international film festivals, including Tropfest, St. Kilda Film Festival Melbourne, The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival and Portland Comedy film festival in the USA.

Since then Daniel has gone on to earn a Director's Attachment position on Foxtel/Porchlight Films award winning Television series 'The Kettering Incident' working with renowned Australian Director, Rowan Woods and in 2016 Daniel extended his skills in an Art Department Attachment on the ABC Television Series 'Rosehaven Season 1'. He was also a recipient of Screen Tasmania's funded professional development initiative SilverScreen. This professional Development initiative is designed to advance skill levels and achieve employment outcomes in the Australian Film and Television Industry.

After leaving Tasmania in 2015 Daniel has since graduated with a Diploma in Screen and Media from Swinburne University of Technology and a Graduate Certificate in Directing from the Australian Film Television and Radio School in Sydney.

Alongside his Directing aspirations, Daniel works as a Freelance Videographer and Video Editor, specialising in variety of Promotional Content, Short Films and TVCs products. He has created video content for Profit and not for profit organisations. His most recent clients include JPC Youth, Make Runs Maxi, Devils Brewery and Hydro Tasmania.  

Directing Showreel:

Editing Showreel:

All additional information can be viewed at: www.danieljamesfilm.com

Filmography: 

2018 Director/Writer/Editor (In Development)
The Red Chair - Webseries                                                                                                           Producer: Rogan Brown                                                                                          

2017 Director/Writer
The Red Chair - Student Short Film                                                                                               Producer: Brionny Fagan                                                                                                                 Made in conjunction with the Australian Film, Television and Radio School

2016 Art Department Attachment
Rosehaven Season 1 - Television Series                                                                            Producers: Andrew Walker, Fiona McConaghy
A Guesswork Television production for ABC Television

2016 Director
Bloodgurgler- Short Film
Writer: Adam Ransley                                                                                                                Producer: Rogan Brown
Funded through the Step-Up Film Initiative in association with Wide Angle Tasmania Inc 

2015 Editor
Bound - Student Short Film                                                                                    Director: Maddelin Mckenna                                                                                                            Made in conjunction with the Swinburne University of Technology

2014 Directors Attachment
The Kettering Incident - Television Series
Director: Rowan Woods                                                                                                                  Producer: Vincent Sheehan
A Porchlight Films production for FOXTEL

2013 Director/Writer
The Whispers in the Wind – Short Film 
Producer: Rogan Brown

2013 Director
Wing and a Prayer – Short Film
Producer: Matthew Weeding
Writer: Adam Ransley

2011 Director/Producer/Editor/Writer
The Silence of Whitewater - Short Film

2009 Co-Producer 
Tenants Union of Tasmania - Commercial 15 Seconds
Director: Andy Wilson Produced
By: RGB Republic

2007 Editors Assistant
For the Joy of Singing: Australian Rosny Children's Choir – Documentary
Producer/Editor: Peter Rickman


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